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beatakozlowski



Joined: 21 Sep 2011
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Location: Florida, USA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:40 am    Post subject: on GETTING that first job.... ??? Reply with quote

So I'm planning on taking the August '12 CELTA with the British Council in Krakow. From there, the GOAL is to get a job teaching English, somewhere in Poland. But HOW?!

WHEN is the optimal time to begin the job seeking process? Is there a hiring season? I understand schools begin their academic calender in October. Since my TEFL course runs the month of August, will that provide an adequate window of time to look/find work?

WHAT is the optimal means of communicating with potential employers? CV though the mail/e-mail, then phone? Or show up at the school in person? I'd love to stay in Krakow, but wonder how many others have the same plan? Say I'm in Warsaw, but have an interested employer in Gdansk, must I go for the interview?

I'm a bit nervous about it all, any info you guys can provide me would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.

fyi:
I'm 33, Polish-American, have attained a couple of undergraduate degrees, I have a smidge of teaching experience, and am as charming as all gets out. ;)
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simon_porter00



Joined: 09 Nov 2005
Posts: 443
Location: Warsaw, Poland

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Beata,
My website might be of some use:
http://www.teachingenglishinpoland.com/qanda.html
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Master Shake



Joined: 03 Nov 2006
Posts: 926
Location: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

simon_porter00 wrote:
Hi Beata,
My website might be of some use:
http://www.teachingenglishinpoland.com/qanda.html


I second that. It answers all the questions, and more.
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beatakozlowski



Joined: 21 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Thank you Reply with quote

YES! MOST useful!

Thank you!!
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davidmorrison



Joined: 10 Dec 2011
Posts: 10
Location: Zory, Poland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, your website on ESL in Poland is fantastic! It definitely has me considering a switch next door from the Czech Republic. Thanks so much for all the hard work that must have gone into that.
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