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by Candycane
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Spring break dates changed because of coronavirus
Replies: 5
Views: 5424

Re: Spring break dates changed because of coronavirus

Yes, you have the right to be upset. However, I wouldn't necessarily tell admin about it or ask for reimbursement for changing travel plans. You're not the only person going through this. Your Admin is going through a lot too, making decisions to deal with this. It's my Spring Break this week and we...
by Candycane
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Why has recruiting become such a Gong Show?
Replies: 8
Views: 8976

Why has recruiting become such a Gong Show?

I’ve been in international teaching for over 15 years. I went though a recruiting cycle this year and I cannot believe the changes I am seeing! I do not understand the hiring patterns now nor do I understand the shift in behavior from recruiting agencies as well as recruiters themselves. Has it beco...
by Candycane
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Advice needed...
Replies: 5
Views: 8605

Re: Advice needed...

Apply for jobs ... I don’t think your situation will hinder you. If there’s an opening, they’ll want you. Especially later in the recruitment season. Which is now! Best wishes!
by Candycane
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Interview Red Flags
Replies: 5
Views: 8515

Interview Red Flags

After completing several interviews, I have had to review interview red flags to watch out for. Here are some that I had to remind myself about: 1-The interviewer talks in circles, seems scattered and leaves you feeling unsure or confused about very direct questions that you asked. 2-There isn’t a c...
by Candycane
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Recruiting over break
Replies: 4
Views: 3391

Re: Recruiting over break

I’ve had several interviews during the break. Some of these interviews were the week of Dec 11 and 18. I received an offer the week of Dec 18. I’ve had two interviews the week of Jan 1. The school that made an offer is not a top tier school and is attending Search BKK Jan 8th. The school I have been...
by Candycane
Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: My Marketablity -44 year old American Male
Replies: 10
Views: 8623

You Definitely Have Marketable Skills

I would encourage you to sign up with a recruiting agency and then go to a later job fair. I like Search Associates, but there are others out there. I feel that they are pretty much apples and oranges. Some people will discourage paying the money for a recruiting agency and job fair. I like Search a...
by Candycane
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best international schools : Which country, continent?
Replies: 8
Views: 4389

I agree with PsyGuy. It is totally subjective. I actually spent a lot of time researching and ranked over 100 schools on this site with my own personal ranking on a scale of 1-10. What I consider a miserable placement might be not-so-bad for another. I found myself in a miserable placement in a coun...
by Candycane
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Savings Options
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Off Shore Banking

Thanks PsyGuy! Could you elaborate on one or two of those options? Maybe give the name of the countries or major bank branches you are speaking of? I would be happy to research more on my own. Are you able to easily keep those accounts when your residency expires? What I have been told is that I can...
by Candycane
Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Savings Options
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Thank you Bob!

Thanks for the reply Bob! I will look into that. However, what do you do when your salary is not taxed due to a tax treaty? Currently I do not pay any taxes due to a tax treaty. What are my options beyond a Roth or IRA?
by Candycane
Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Warning Signs : Tips & Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3786

Red Flags

1-Watch out for schools where they just LOVE you immediately and want to hire you spot on. If they don't really ask many questions to get an idea of your competence or abilities and seem eager to offer a job right away BEWARE. An interview should ask questions that actually query whether you would m...
by Candycane
Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: USA Taxes?
Replies: 22
Views: 8059

Filing

I don't know about the other stuff you mentioned (business owner, owing money, ec.), but if you qualify as an overseas resident, you can easily file using the 1040 and 2555 EZ.

Every year I file a 1040 and 2555 EZ. Simple enough :-)

Good Luck!
by Candycane
Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Savings Options
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Retirement Savings Options

I'm curious to hear what others are doing for retirement savings. I was looking at investing my money into a Roth or IRA; however, the money put into those accounts have to come from taxed income. Currently, my money is just sitting in a savings account. I would like to get more interest on my money...
by Candycane
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Quality of the Job or Quality of the City?
Replies: 11
Views: 9822

My 2 cents

I would say go for a city you love. Afterall, outside of work is where you can escape work and have a life. Even if the school is awful, you can leave work and have options for enjoyment. An awful school can be sooo frustrating. However, a nice social life and activities and travel outside of work c...
by Candycane
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: family pressure
Replies: 15
Views: 7522

It's funny

My family and friends do not understand how I could leave the comforts of the small town USA I was brought up in. However, they are the same people that are always in awe of what I experience and wish that they could enjoy the same things I get to experience. It takes a lot of guts to leave the comf...
by Candycane
Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is it just me or are there no jobs right now ?
Replies: 7
Views: 5103

I was hesitant too....

I have been in and out of the international circuit for 10 years now. I had a stint overseas in 3 countries and then went back to the US for 5 years. I am now back overseas for just over 2 years. I am 38. I left the US for my first teaching gig when I was 27. I am a single woman. I was just recruite...