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by Malarazz
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to apply to International Schools without experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Re: How to apply to International Schools without experience

By the way, what part of this cold emailing experience am I generally required to produce references? Before or after the Skype interview? I ask because my ESL job, even though it is at a great school, didn't ask for my references. So I haven't asked anyone to *be* my reference yet, even though I ha...
by Malarazz
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to apply to International Schools without experience?
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

How to apply to International Schools without experience?

I have a nice part-time job teaching English, so I'm not in a hurry to enter the IT world. But I wanna see what's out there just in case there is a decent IS (idk what this means, upper tier 3/lower tier 2 I guess?) that wants to hire a teacher with no experience. As far as I've researched in this f...
by Malarazz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to tell what's a real IS and how to apply
Replies: 8
Views: 4568

Re: How to tell what's a real IS and how to apply

Thanks for the tips everyone. I avoided the three schools Heliotrope mentioned because I have to assume there's not a snowball's chance in hell they would ever hire someone with no experience. Instead I emailed the other three Manila schools listed on ISR, as well as two schools from the wikipedia l...
by Malarazz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How to tell what's a real IS and how to apply
Replies: 8
Views: 4568

How to tell what's a real IS and how to apply

Hey, I'm a 28yo Math (and Econ/Business) teacher with a US passport (does this matter?) credentialed through the state of MA but with no real experience and medium references. To be honest, I'm not 100% set on the IT career path right now. So much so that I just completed the CELTA, and was about to...
by Malarazz
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Thanks for that. I mailed in my diplomas to get them apostilled for a random country, and mailed my background check as well to the US State Dept. I got another dumb question though. You should start charging by the hour, would make a killing LOL. I just called the MA licensing department like you s...
by Malarazz
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Hey there, been a while. So I'm finally getting around to certifying my documents. I have the 5 notarized copies of each diploma, and the FBI background check. Should be getting the MA MTEL results back on Friday. I called the Iowa Secretary of State office about apostilling/authenticating my diplom...
by Malarazz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Okay, you convinced me, I'll call my Uni tomorrow. Thanks again! What about ISs? Does Econ fall under the Business license umbrella for them? What would they think when they see that extra Business credential? I'm not sure about the History/SS MTELs, but at least the Business test is like 15% Econ q...
by Malarazz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Really, why do you advise the Iowa route? The Louisiana notary> IA/LA secretary seems easier to me. But if there's another benefit of the Iowa route that I'm not thinking of, please let me know. That being said, I tried to go to Chase today and they said they don't offer free notary services in Loui...
by Malarazz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Thank you so much! This comment was insanely helpful. I'll get started on all that.

God, such an annoying process. Which is made worse by the fact that I don't know where exactly I'll end up.
by Malarazz
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Years lived overseas in a non-teaching capacity - SA
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Re: Years lived overseas in a non-teaching capacity - SA

Sooo which of these are marketable and I should incorporate on resume/interview, and which are pointless and recruiters don't care about? * Grew up in Brazil until age 14, and later went back and lived and worked there for another 2 years (though I'm a Brazilian American dual Citizen, so maybe that ...
by Malarazz
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Sorry for the late reply everyone. I got busy with traveling and moving abroad and all, you know how it goes. Plus I didn't wanna get in the way of your lively discussion haha. Anyway, I have two more questions that aren't super relevant to the OP, but kinda relevant. Plus they don't seem interestin...
by Malarazz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Can we make a tier list for countries based on difficulty?
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Re: Can we make a tier list for countries based on difficult

Sorry I didn't realize we had done this before. Any idea how I could search for or find that thread? I have no clue how to use the search function correctly in this forum. So Malaysia is the hardest of the 4 to get hired at, Philippines is kinda hard, Jakarta is kinda easy, and Vietnam is the easies...
by Malarazz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Can we make a tier list for countries based on difficulty?
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Can we make a tier list for countries based on difficulty?

I mean a tier list for Asian and Latin American countries based on how easy or how difficult it is to land a job there. For example, Venezuela ought to be the easiest due to the political crisis, so maybe let's call it tier 4. I'm not sure which is the hardest but I'm guessing Mexico, so let's call ...
by Malarazz
Mon May 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Again, thanks everyone for your comments. @Thames Pirate wrote: > If you are also certified in econ, that's a huge plus. Wait, is it really? So if I get a double credential in MA in Math and Econ, that would be a lot more helpful than a single credential in Math? I've never considered that, but I'm ...
by Malarazz
Tue May 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Getting a real job at a real school without experience
Replies: 90
Views: 22439

Re: Getting a real job at a real school without experience

Great answers. Thanks for the advice, everyone. @FV2020 wrote: > You could also consider schools in Venezuela. Obviously there is a very difficult situation there now, and it is a > huge risk to go there, but that means it is difficult for them to fill vacancies, especially for schools that are 3rd ...