Bangkok & London 2020

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shadylane
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Bangkok & London 2020

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How did they go this year ?

Helen Back
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Bangkok went well for us. We got eight interviews during sign up and probably could have got more. We got offers from one of our two top choices, so very happy. We had previously applied to most of those schools and heard nothing. It all happened at the sign up. This was our first fair. Hard work, but it did the job. Neither of us teaches a shortage subject.

sid
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We hired some teachers at each.

tangchao
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The new paperless system is good.

Helen Back
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What is the new paperless system? The folder dropping system was in full swing in Bangkok.

sid
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It was an experiment in London. Personally I hated it. It's possible I'm an old grouch, but even if the folder system has been losing some of its value due to tech options, I will always prefer its existence as it gives me an imperative to get out of my hotel room and take a short walk.

indogal
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They were paperless at the Singapore fair in October as well. I missed the folders

PsyGuy
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There were still candidates sliding resumes and documents under doors.

tangchao
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General quality of schools at London was average. It seems to be getting worse lately.

Philzim
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Helen Back wrote:
> Bangkok went well for us. We got eight interviews during sign up and
> probably could have got more. We got offers from one of our two top
> choices, so very happy. We had previously applied to most of those schools
> and heard nothing. It all happened at the sign up. This was our first fair.
> Hard work, but it did the job. Neither of us teaches a shortage subject.

I'm not sure whether the above post refers to posts actually in BKK, but I thought it might be useful to let people know the situation in the city at the moment. There are so many schools opening up in BKK that good candidates are in a really strong position at the moment. Colleagues who have experience, and demonstrated strong values, have their pick of the BKK schools this year (and probably for the next couple of years). Lots of people want to come to BKK, but not so many have the quality experience & skills that the schools are looking for, those people tend to be tempted away by the big bucks in HKG & SIN.

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The growth though of ISs in Thailand (and BKK) means that there are more ISs willing to settle for a warm body and a pulse, and the coin at those ISs is still better than BT¥30K/mth as an ET.

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