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mitsui



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now my ex-boss has been asked again about the Statement of Service and about my club experience. Well, I guess that is a good sign.
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got an interview next month.
Two questions.
First, can the date be changed? I start work in Japan on the 9th of January.
Second, what is the written test like?
Thanks.
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Jmbf



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mitsui wrote:
Got an interview next month.
Two questions.
First, can the date be changed? I start work in Japan on the 9th of January.
Second, what is the written test like?
Thanks.


Best to ask someone who has been through the process relatively recently. Try sending the user 'Kowloon' a PM and he might be able to help.
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bule_boy69



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Location: Jakarta

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jmbf wrote:


Language centre work is rarely considered as 'proper' teaching experience. Work in a local school would definitely be looked upon more favourably.

Quite curious as to how a language centre position would have better salary and benefits than a position in a local school? Even if the salary were equivalent, normally language centre work involves more hours and much less time off.


Could you tell me where local schools advertise and when the peak hiring season is? My searches mostly turn up ads for language schools or the NET scheme.

Is it the case that they pretty much only hire people already in HK dya know?

Thanks!
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Jmbf



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bule_boy69 wrote:
Could you tell me where local schools advertise and when the peak hiring season is? My searches mostly turn up ads for language schools or the NET scheme.

Is it the case that they pretty much only hire people already in HK dya know?

Thanks!


As I mentioned in the other thread there is no 'one' best place to search so you have to search several sources. You can register with the most popular job websites such as Jobs DB, The Classified Post, Monster, CareerJet, CT Goodjobs etc etc. You can also join the various Facebook teaching groups, there are often vacancies posted up there. Various HK specific forums such as GeoExpat also often have a lot of teaching positions posted up regularly. Unfortunately (for you), many of the best jobs are not advertised widely at all but rather through word-of-mouth referrals. That is why it is important to develop a good network once you are here.

The best time to look for work in local schools is June - August although there will be occasional openings throughout the year due to teacher attrition.

Naturally if you are in HK you will have an advantage as you will be immediately available for an interview etc etc. However I wouldn't say that is a deal breaker.
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bule_boy69



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jmbf wrote:
As I mentioned in the other thread there is no 'one' best place to search so you have to search several sources. You can register with the most popular job websites such as Jobs DB, The Classified Post, Monster, CareerJet, CT Goodjobs etc etc. You can also join the various Facebook teaching groups, there are often vacancies posted up there. Various HK specific forums such as GeoExpat also often have a lot of teaching positions posted up regularly. Unfortunately (for you), many of the best jobs are not advertised widely at all but rather through word-of-mouth referrals. That is why it is important to develop a good network once you are here.

The best time to look for work in local schools is June - August although there will be occasional openings throughout the year due to teacher attrition.

Naturally if you are in HK you will have an advantage as you will be immediately available for an interview etc etc. However I wouldn't say that is a deal breaker.


Very useful info there. Thanks Jmbf!
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