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I am looking for a teaching job in Istanbul, Turkey...any ideas?
General » How do I get to Europe?
Hello,

I got my TESOL certificate in September 2005. I would like to go to Europe, it doesnt matter where, Ideally, I would like to go to Germany, Switzerland, Austria or Belgium. But I am flexible.

My situation is as follows:

I am Indian, grew up in Hong Kong and have lived in the US for over 14 years. I have a Bachelors in Hotel Mgmt and a Masters in International BUsiness in Marketing. (MIBA) both from an American University in San DIego.

I don't have a teaching background, but my english is fluent, infact people look at me funny when I speak, because I look Indian, from Hong Kong and I have a ENglish/Australian Accent.

I would like to know what are the options, and how long does the process take?

Thank you Again.
General » Posting the resume...
Hi there,
I am new to this website, and I'd like to put out my resume. Can I do that from this site? It would be very helpful if someone could guide me along.

Thanks,
Mike from Canmore
General » English speaking Au Pairs
Here are some links for grads who have an interest in combining child care with Teaching English. There are many opportunities to work part-time or full-time for room and board and a small weekly stipend as an Au pair. These can be long term or short-term so could be suitable to a variety of travelling plans.


http://www.planetaupair.com/aupairspain.htm
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/shortterm/au_pair_jobs.shtml
http://www.jobsabroad.com/listingsp3.cfm/listing/21889
http://www.jobmatch.net/
http://www.azzoomi.com/eng_chldcare_home.htm

We've had grads move from working as an Au Pair to working in institutions teaching English and this may be a great way to find work in some of the harder to get to places of Europe!

Savannah Durkee
Global TESOL College
Head Office
General » Amsterdam
Hi David,

congratulations on completing your TESOL certification courses!

In most of Europe there is a big possibility of finding work in a summer camp for some of those summer months, or doing intensive Business English courses.

Unfortunatley Holland isn't know for its numerous English teaching opportunities. Because of their public education system any jobs you would be considered for would most likely be for teaching immigrants coming in to the country, just like here in any city in North America.

Consider other European countries - Eastern and Western. Maybe you could work for 2 months in a camp in France and visit Amsterdam after once your contract is complete. Or contact ESL schools directly in Amsterdam and see if they run summer courses. Many times jobs just aren't advertised and you have to find them yourself!

Check out this page for English School Listings in the Netherlands: http://www.dmo.com/dyp/198,10,0.html

Good Luck with your seach, and be sure to keep us updated!

Lindsay MacNeil
Director of Graduate Assistance
Global TESOL College

lindsay@globaltesol.com
1-888-488-5809





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> HI,
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> I just recently graduated with a Tesol degree, and am now looking at all the possibilities I have. I a 20 years old and currently in university. I am looking at jobs for this summer, and wondering if anyone can give me advice about finding a job in Amsterdam, from mid april til september...
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> I really appreciate any advice you have
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> Kind Regards,
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> David
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General » Argentina
Does anyone have any contacts for private schools in Rosario, Argentina?

Thanks
Sangita
General » Amsterdam
HI,

I just recently graduated with a Tesol degree, and am now looking at all the possibilities I have. I a 20 years old and currently in university. I am looking at jobs for this summer, and wondering if anyone can give me advice about finding a job in Amsterdam, from mid april til september...

I really appreciate any advice you have

Kind Regards,

David
General » 10 Tips for Interview Sucess
10 Tips for Interview Success


It is said that one is interviewed for one's skills and hired because of
"fit." At the same time it is essential to be extremely well prepared before
setting out on a job interview. With more and more people being
professionally coached on interviewing techniques, you can count on the
competition being up on their game too. Ian Kennedy of Essential
Communications here in Toronto has insightful advice for making the best of
your interview preparation.



1. Research the company. Use the internet, annual reports
or company promotional brochures. Ask employees of the company or
ex-employees about the ins and outs of the company and about the people you
are slated to meet with.



2. Have your own personal agenda. Ask questions. Interview
the interviewer. Be prepared to discuss up to date issues or findings
related to your industry. Show them you have done your homework and that you
have something to offer in the knowledge as well as the skill department.



3. Write out answers to speculated questions. Identify 8-10
skills or competencies that you anticipate will be targeted and write out
your Situation, Action and Result (SAR) stories for each one.



4. Dress for success. Even casual day should find you in a
suit or as dressy as your industry dictates.



5. Call the interviewers voice mail after hours and listen
to their voice to get an idea of how they present themselves.



6. Don't change your routine, follow your regular pattern
of sleep and activity before the interview. Try some deep breathing
exercises if you are nervous.



7. Don't watch the news the night before or listen to it on
the radio in the morning. You need to stay focused on the interview not on
the latest news breaking terrorist story. Stay positive and upbeat.



8. Don't argue with family members.



9. Start your Thank you letter or card the night before the
interview. Hand written notes are very welcomed. Do not send email
unless.nope, don't send a thank you by email.



10. Prepare a form that allows you to jot down your thoughts and
feelings about each interview for review purposes. Detail what took place
and what you could do better next time.



As an interview coach used to say, "practice, practice, practice."



Colleen Clarke, Career Specialist & Corporate Trainer

Author of Networking How to Creatively Tap Your People Reources

www.colleenclarke.com

csc@colleenclarke.com
416-686-3079
"Open a new window every day"
General » Resume Pet Peeves from Head Teacher!
Just in time for applying for schools in the southern hemisphere (in countries like Thailand) 5 Resume Pet Peeves from one of our own, a Global TESOL College Grad, who is always looking for great teachers!

Remember, when a job is advertised there are usually hundreds of responses - don't let yours go to the bottom of the pile by making some of the below mistakes!


RESUME PET PEEVES

►Not capitalizing the word ENGLISH (how can you teach it if you can't spell it?)

►The inability to use spellcheck (otherwise known as laziness)

►Not following directions (if asked not to send attachments, don't send attachments!)

►Lack of detail (years, months) on employment history (2003-2004 could be two years or two months)

►Unprofessional or too-comfortable language ("hey, how r u doin, got any jobs?")



Jenni Dunseith
Mathus Language Academy
Suratthani, Thailand
http://hometown.aol.com/MathusAcad/

MathusAcad@aol.com
General » Anybody could share experience in Japan, Taiwan, Korea or Philippines?
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> I have just graduated in TESOL and just started my specialization courses. Anybody knows where the BIG MONEY can be found? And what specialization courses make that BIG MONEY? Let me know. Thanks!
> Denes
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Hi...

Some thoughts on where you can go if making some money is tops right now! Countries like Korea, Japan and China tend to pay quite well and offer some of the best contracts. Also, if you've never considered the United Arab Emirates, the pay and contracts in this region tend to be very good. For some of these places you will need a univesity degree, along with your TESOL.

As far as specializations go, I think that Teaching Business can be a very good one. The income from teaching these classes can be a little higher sometimes than teaching in a school, but often people will combine teaching in a school with business classes the same day as well. This is because many of the contracts ask for less of your time than we are used to here in North America (40+) hours a week :( So, that's something you can consider. The more specialized you get, often the more lucrative (although possibly fewer options) the jobs can be. I hope this helps you out!

Savannah
Global TESOL College
Head Office