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Hatcher



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: HCT hiring policy? Reply with quote

I exceed the requirements when applying at HCT. However, the last few times I applied I was immediately dinged and got the usual email saying they were looking for someone who more closely matched the requirements.

Anyone else with a similar experience?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just guessing... but... they may be looking for lesser qualifications in order to pay lower salaries.

or...

They may not like your previous employment. For instance, in the past they were known to avoid teachers coming from Saudi.

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Rena58



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got an offer to join them about a month ago to join them right away which I declined since I will lose all my summer holiday and pay if I did.

I have been living in Saudi during the last 4 years and I'm over qualified as well including the fact that my background is more technical than most teachers - regarding education and experience
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you are from the wrong ethnic or national group ?
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Sirens of Cyprus



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's your tecnical background?

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Rena58



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im white, Westerner, European, Arabic is my 7th language now, have degrees in MFL, Business and Im usually called in to diagnose IT Problems or fix them Smile not that Im an expert, just a bit more knowledgeable
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Sirens of Cyprus



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sentence was painful to read. Do you write that way in all 7 languages?
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Rena58



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, Ive just shortened for people that can manage 1 or two at the most Very Happy which doesnt include any sign language.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... you are saying that English is not your first language? Your sentence structure is a bit unusual... perhaps your first language is Germanic? Just curious... not meant as a criticism.

Was the offer for EFL or something content related?

Hard to compare two offers/non offers without knowing how the two of your CVs compare. Not to mention what position is in play. And then there is the detail that Gulf employers aren't terribly predictable.

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Rena58



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

English is my third language and to be honest with you I was typing very quickly without paying much attention - not an excuse but a fact since I cannot focus due to a recent medical treatment Im going under which makes me very giddy.

In answer to your question, yes it was for an EFL Position. Agree with you about the predictability of the employers, let alone certainty due to lack of standards.

I do have family in Germany and England Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rena58 wrote:
English is my third language and to be honest with you I was typing very quickly without paying much attention - not an excuse but a fact since I cannot focus due to a recent medical treatment Im going under which makes me very giddy.

Ah... drugs... Laughing

Getting zinged for language is always a threat on an English teachers' board. We are incorrigible...

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DLIguy



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I do have family in Germany and England


So does the Queen of England. Rolling Eyes
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republocrat



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I have heard recently, HCT is setting its sights firmly on teaching staff who speak English as a second langusge - hence the low salaries and reduced benefits currently on offer.

The HCT 'system' (ahem!) is presently undergoing some 'realignment' due to the years of corruption and decay that Dr TK inflicted under his tenure. The whole place is best avoided by any sensible educator (if that's not a total oxymoron).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... are you saying that Dr TK is gone? Your verb is past tense... inflicted...

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