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by IE_sciteacher
Sun May 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Schools Unable To Employ Staff
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Schools Unable To Employ Staff

China right now is the Wild West. Some of the top schools who did not require staff to comeback before the borders closed are starting to scramble. If you are in China it is a great opportunity to move up into some of those tier one schools. If you are currently outside this probably doesn’t apply t...
by IE_sciteacher
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: How competitive would I be?
Replies: 19
Views: 4291

Re: How competitive would I be?

You will be able to get a job in Taiwan with your credentials. The quality of school and package may be the big question mark, based on years of experience. I have found that the better the school the more weight they place on experience teaching compared to level of knowledge in the taught field. T...
by IE_sciteacher
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: China closed
Replies: 67
Views: 11344

Re: China closed

To add to this, a NFP school in Tianjin has warned new staff that they may have to adjust their flights to arrive two weeks earlier than planned in case the 14 day quarantine is still in effect in July. I am also in China currently in a different city and am starting to doubt being able to or it bei...
by IE_sciteacher
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Corona . - affect on student numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 6470

Re: Corona . - affect on student numbers

I don't think it would be the top schools in each city but the 2nd and 3rd choice schools. As position, hypothetically, open at the top schools, the students who were on wait lists and are currently at other schools will move in to take their places. That being said, the reason those students are in...
by IE_sciteacher
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options
Replies: 10
Views: 8313

Re: In 50s ready to relocate: comparing pension options

I think you need to do a lot of research on the topic of pensions as there are many many factors that apply. 1. You probably will not be able to put in enough years at a school in Europe to contribute to a meaningful pension. Most of the European pensions assume a full/substantial career length for ...
by IE_sciteacher
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Unionpay annual withdraw limit time frame
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Unionpay annual withdraw limit time frame

The 100 000 rmb is for foreign withdrawls outside of China. What I have read and understand is it is calendar year. I do not think China differentiates between calendar and fiscal year like the west does. Note the 100k rmb is per passport not per card. This was changed a few years ago. Bank transfer...
by IE_sciteacher
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 14561

Re: Package ??? Love it or leave it

Lets play the game! Teaching couple each with 6 years of IB experience in medium-high demand positions. Location: Southern China at a Strong Not-for-profit T2 International School Salary Each: $46000USD, plus 25% in RMB for living expenses, plus 10% for retirement (all taxes paid by school) Insuranc...
by IE_sciteacher
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Brexit Impact on European Job Market
Replies: 14
Views: 5147

Brexit Impact on European Job Market

Hi, With the recruiting season about to start, I was curious to hear peoples opinions on how BREXIT may impact the job market in Europe. With three potential pathways; leave with no-deal, leave with a deal or stay, there is a lot of uncertainty. Do you expect to see more openings this year, less, no...
by IE_sciteacher
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 15
Views: 14513

Re: Insurance Question

Having done three years in the middle east at a large international school the idea of needing secondary insurance seems excessive. If you are at a decent school you will have great insurance and access to very good private hospitals. You will be covered worldwide with the only concern is the USA is...
by IE_sciteacher
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teach-Now Master's in Education
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: Teach-Now Master's in Education

Depends on the calibre of school you are looking to move to. Top schools may question the value of said Master whereas middle to lower calibre schools will gladly accept it. Think of, how can you market the value added to teaching and learning from the master's degree when interviewing. This applies...
by IE_sciteacher
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 33023

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

Im in a similar situation, recruiting next year and trying to figure out the plan. I have the same question of what fair to attend and also how competitive are we (teaching couple) to the top tier of schools. Sorry to hijack the thread. Background - teaching couple both with 6 years of teaching expe...
by IE_sciteacher
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search References Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Search References Questions

Hello, I've searched the forum to find the answer but came up empty. This is all for preparation next year. QUESTION 1 I am a Head of Department, as one of my references on Search would it be useful to have a colleague in my department complete a reference? I have leadership, parents and what not al...
by IE_sciteacher
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Small school v/s big school
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Small school v/s big school

I think the bigger piece is leadership and leadership's comfort of the school size. If you have leadership who understand how a small school functions it will be great. If you get leadership with experience at larger schools and do not understand smaller schools there will be challenges. The inverse...