Search found 72 matches

by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Contract done. Change schools in same country. Consequences?
Replies: 7
Views: 3051

Re: Contract done. Change schools in same country. Consequen

Above posters are echoing everything I've heard so far. It varies, protect yourself, etc. Any school worth working at knows they're getting a huge benefit if you're already familiar with the country/city (vs. a similar candidate who lacks that experience), and they shouldn't be exploiting that furth...
by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: PGCE vs Teach Now
Replies: 13
Views: 6074

Re: PGCE vs Teach Now

1. I think we're going to need some updating on the acronyms page(s). They're really scant and just in this post I'm seeing plenty that aren't on the other (https://internationalschoolsreview.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6908&p=51859&hilit=acronym#p51859) two (https://internationalschoo...
by GrumblesMcGee
Tue May 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Finally found an IT position!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4214

Congrats!

I wish you the best in Italy! It's true that the application process can be a soul-crushing grind. I admire you for sticking with it. If I had approached that number of applications, I probably would've just quit. After a few weeks where I wasn't getting results (lack of follow-up, relatively few in...
by GrumblesMcGee
Mon May 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is only using Search Associates a mistake?
Replies: 40
Views: 11788

Re: Is only using Search Associates a mistake?

DomeVet wrote: > It looks like Schrole has merged with ISS. Are there any advantages to > this? Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with this? I had a very good experience with ISS-Schrole. They have a good database (consensus is that Search's is more robust), good fairs, and are far less dis...
by GrumblesMcGee
Mon May 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is only using Search Associates a mistake?
Replies: 40
Views: 11788

Re: Is only using Search Associates a mistake?

I can write (and have written) a lot more about this.

The answer is simple: yes.
by GrumblesMcGee
Tue May 14, 2019 12:58 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: 24543

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > 2) Its pretty easy you go to the SA website: > https://www.searchassociates.com/ > Click on "New Candidates" on the left hand bar, then click the > "Lets get started" button in the middle of the screen, and when > you get to step 2 it will ask you if you ant to apply as an > "Intern"...
by GrumblesMcGee
Wed May 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 16351

Re: Package ??? Love it or leave it

wrldtrvlr123 wrote: > No one is asking you to adapt someone else's opinion (or god forbid ever > admit to being wrong). But when you twist yourself in knots with > ridiculous/illogical arguments that even you don't really believe, it just > makes you look silly and gives your occasionally good input...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 16351

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > Thats great that its a big deal to you, for some people cup holders are a > very big deal when buying an automobile but like the free lunch/breakfast > its still a trivial benefit and minor convenience. For most civilized humans, it's more than a "trivial benefit and minor convenienc...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job sites for NQT's
Replies: 10
Views: 3832

Re: Discussion

PsyGuy wrote: > You dont even need to give SA a strong argument, you can register as an > intern class IT with less than two years experience, which provides you the > same jobs database as everyone else. Right there you've provided more information about their "intern class" status than Search itse...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: getting US teaching license
Replies: 29
Views: 10504

Re: getting US teaching license

NatashaM wrote: > Hi everyone, > I read several posts about obtaining US teaching license but I'm still > unsure if it applies to me and I would appreciate any feedback and tips. I > have a Bachelor's degree in secondary education with a concentration in > English language and literature from my hom...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: International Pension Recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 6898

Re: International Pension Recommendations

Heliotrope wrote:
> This forum changes the word 'MiIIionaire'
> into the word 'Poor' (I used two capital i's to circumvent).

Um....why?
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job sites for NQT's
Replies: 10
Views: 3832

Re: Job sites for NQT's

Zebra750 wrote: > It's not true that Search Associates won't let you sign up with them with > less than two years. You just have to make a strong argument as to why you > feel that you would be qualified. It's what I did, and I managed to sign > up. While I'm glad things worked out for you (presumab...
by GrumblesMcGee
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 16351

Re: Package ??? Love it or leave it

DiggyA wrote: > Ok.... so that went down the rabbit hole... > > Just for the record... the free meals is a VERY BIG DEAL to me. lol. > Knowing that my 3 kids can eat a whole breakfast every morning that I don't > have to prepare or go through a drive through line for is a luxury that I > am seriousl...
by GrumblesMcGee
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > Ive never professed to be a scholar of anything. That's a relief. > Okay maybe I did use the terms excellent and very fine, and what not to > include ISs in the third tier, Awww, how cute. > I believe there is more to existence than knowing Latin, of which your > position is that of ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American at a British school?
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Re: American at a British school?

McQwaid wrote: > Just a little tip of caution as well - it’s OK to be an American in a > British school, but it’s not the greatest fit to be the only American in a > British school ;) Yeah, this has me worried. I looked at some really good British schools this cycle, and got the sense that I'd be a ...