Posts with category: Career advice

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Posted , by Sammy Tame

Did you know that 100% of the teachers we placed last year had at least one reference completed by a Headteacher or Deputy Head? That’s why completing your references properly is imperative! Here’s what you need to know to get those references completed. Using Teacher Horizons’ streamlined system, it’s quick and easy for everyone. Here’s… Read more »

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Posted , by John Regan

The old adage ‘patience is a virtue’ should have been coined for the process of getting a placement in a good international school! So many prospective candidates, having completed an individual profile, expect to achieve a position within a very short space of time.

Some even believe that they will be offered a position at the first role that appeals to them! Well, this occasionally happens with a superstar teacher, but for the rest of us mere mortals it’s a far more fraught and time-consuming affair.

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Posted , by Nikki Macleod

This is an opportunity to really differentiate and sell yourself.  The idea is to give an overall description of why you have chosen to be in education, explain what your beliefs and values are, and describe how you teach and how you measure effectiveness.  It is likely that your statement will change and evolve as… Read more »

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Posted , by Alexis Toye

You are faced with a problem. Four schools have offered you positions. Each offer salaries in different currencies and each has different benefits. The cost of living in these four countries varies hugely too. What is the best way of assessing the package on offer? Which will afford you the best quality of life whilst allowing you to save?

This blog post attempts to help by using four real life examples of a candidate currently working in the UK and looking for work overseas.

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