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by GrumblesMcGee
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Securing a Job in Vietnam after NQT Year
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

Re: Securing a Job in Vietnam after NQT Year

ScottishLoon wrote: > That's encouraging to know! Do you know which third tier schools these people got > jobs at? I'm happy to start at tier 3 and do my time. > > If I apply in December, will I be seen as having zero years of experience or having > one year's experience? Neither, likely. You'll be ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 20195

Re: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?

*Yawn* The whole "2 years experience" is a popular talking point for many recruiters and (by extension) agencies, and therefore it's filtered down into generic advice for teachers interested in IE. It's not that it's a bad guideline. But it's so riddled with caveats (even the stubborn PG alludes to ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 29544

Re: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?

Heliotrope wrote: > Maybe in one of the topics that got deleted then, from before I started > reading topics. > I'm sure it's in one of those then. Must be. > > Not sure what you consider 'major contributors' though, as both @Thames > Pirate an I disagree with your supposed consensus, and we're both...
by GrumblesMcGee
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:50 pm
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: 37031

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

shadowjack wrote: > Ah, Heliotrope, but according to PG and others, admin are just on the gravy > train of fairs to have nice holidays and a chance to get away (leaving > aside that being away, just as if you are a teacher, is MORE work than not > being away). > > So he posits that admin goes to fai...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Doubling up on Recruitment agencies
Replies: 19
Views: 17747

Re: Doubling up on Recruitment agencies

If you want to maximize your chances of finding the best job (i.e. "FOMO"), sure, register with as many agencies as you can. There is a clear tradeoff (time, registration expense, fair attendance costs, burdening your references a little more) and diminishing returns (the number of jobs you're going...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Most in-demand subjects for international schools?
Replies: 79
Views: 29544

Re: reply

PsyGuy wrote: > As established by forum consensus and other sources, ITs generally require > two years of post credentialing experience obtained in DE to enter IE. #PsyGuyLogic Step 1: Someone who is a major contributor to the forum points out that there is no consensus, and that they disagree with ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 9
Views: 4463

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > @GrumblesMcGee > > SA isnt "controversial" for the significant (and vast) majority > of IE, they are one of the main players in premium agencies, they are > reaching a large enough audience using SA. They are the whole cupcake > (maybe without the Hello Kitty sprinkles) but you not a...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 9
Views: 4463

Re: Hong Kong

Psychometrika wrote: > I'm not in Hong Kong but am curious as well. I do know that HKIS has posted > a large number of openings for 2020 on the Search Database. Right now I see > 10 positions posted which seems like a big number for a Tier 1 school this > early in the recruiting cycle. Maybe it mean...
by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: FAQ: GLOSSARY
Replies: 75
Views: 20563

Re: Reply

Heliotrope wrote: > > Im the sole and exclusive authority on what is and isnt a waste of my time. > > Nobody is disputing that, but it says something that you don't mind investing time to > engage in endless discussions that have nothing to do with the the OP's questions, > but don't want to take tw...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: When do schools begin hiring?
Replies: 53
Views: 15002

Re: When do schools begin hiring?

Given my experience last year on the market, I'll echo sid's timeline. In terms of recommended courses of action (not knowing your background), I'd register with ISS-Schrole and keep my eyes open on sites like TES. If you've already coughed up the money for Search, go ahead and use their database (h...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: FAQ: GLOSSARY
Replies: 75
Views: 20563

Re: FAQ: GLOSSARY

Does anyone else want to take over the portfolio on the whole "a step is a barrier" thing? Or is he just too trollish to deserve the keystrokes on that one? I'm tired.
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: FAQ: GLOSSARY
Replies: 75
Views: 20563

Re: Reply

Heliotrope wrote: > I don't agree. > It's primary purpose is to help people asking questions about IE. > And throwing acronyms at them that aren't introduced properly in the thread > but are explained in a glossary they don't know exists isn't helping. > If you can't spare 2 extra seconds to do so, ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: FAQ: GLOSSARY
Replies: 75
Views: 20563

Re: FAQ: GLOSSARY

It's cute how quickly a position crumbles. Let's follow the bouncing ball here. First, PsyGuy stubbornly (surprise!) insists that he isn't trying to create barriers while straw-manning the critique against him: > If I was so disposed to creating barriers, why would I create a glossary and explain > ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 15
Views: 16039

Re: Insurance Question

Given the details you provided, I'd recommend looking into basic traveler's (i.e. tourist) insurance, which PsyGuy mentioned in his earlier reply. You seem to be focused on "a medical emergency or getting fired." While the latter is a pretty stark (and self-defeating, I'd argue) thought to consider,...