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Posted , by Alexis Toye

Ever wanted to secure a great new international school job whilst wearing underwear!?

97% of Teacher Horizons’ placements have happened via Skype interviews. With internet speeds improving globally and with schools becoming more technology savvy, Skype interviews are likely to become common practice amongst schools. Skype interviews are far preferable to recruitment fairs and make much more sense than flying across the world at huge expense.

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Posted , by Alexis Toye

80 percent of applications are thrown in the bin or ignored at first glance. Why? The covering letter is either a generic one, regurgitates what is on the profile / CV or is poorly put together. We want your application to be part of that 20 percent! One of Head’s biggest concerns with online applications is that candidates aren’t serious applicants. Here’s some hints on how to ensure you are part of the 20% and get you onto that interview shortlist.

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The aim of Teacher Horizons is to make it much easier for teachers to explore ALL teaching opportunities and schools all over the world, be it in a glamorous International School in mountainous Switzerland or a charity run school for street children in Mumbai, India. We want truly ‘internationalise’ teaching by helping teachers to be… Read more »

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Recruitment Fairs have long been a way of finding a job in an international school. Clearly, it’s not practical to visit every school spread across the globe on the chance of an appointment, so the fairs held in main centres like London and Beijing offer a short-cut. But like many short-cuts, they offer a bumpy ride and a good chance of getting lost or ending up where you didn’t really want to go. My experience of a Recruitment Fair in London was literally a long shot. I fancied a position in South America, and I was working in Mozambique at the time, but I was told the London fair was worth trying.

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