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pinkcap



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Recruiters for Certified Teachers Reply with quote

I'm a certified K-12 teacher looking for a reputable recruiter for international schools.
Who would you recommend? Who would you avoid? Feel free to explain why/why not. Thanks very much Smile
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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For international schools only, try sites like Teach Away, Footprints, and Serious Teachers. Also take a look at International Schools Review since not every school uses a recruiting agency.

The agencies listed cover the diverse Middle East/Gulf. They're reputable; friends have used them, and there haven't been any forum discussions about issues.

That said, the majority of English-medium international schools in the region likely don't use outside recruiters to advertise openings. In fact, the tiny UAE tops the list as having the most English-medium international schools in the world. Therefore, consider a general Internet search for openings and research schools individually.
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dragonpiwo



Joined: 04 Mar 2013
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Location: Berlin

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: or.... Reply with quote

It's even worth joining Abu Dhabi Q and A or a similar group in Dubai and just posting on the forum that you want a job. I've seen a few teachers do it recently.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/449319088469710/

Think that's the right link.
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pinkcap



Joined: 21 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@nomadsoul, thanks for the names of those recruiters. I now notice that you mentioned friends have used them (I missed that part previously). I have come across these sites too. However, I haven't used them nor do I know anyone who has. You mentioned "the majority of English-medium international schools in the region likely don't use outside recruiters to advertise openings". How do you know this? What makes you state this?
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pinkcap



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@dragonpiwo, thanks for your recommendation on obtaining a position and website link. I'll give it some thought. It's a neat idea.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pinkcap wrote:
You mentioned "the majority of English-medium international schools in the region likely don't use outside recruiters to advertise openings". How do you know this? What makes you state this?

The same goes for universities. I've worked in several different countries in the Mid East and none were through a recruiter -- I was a direct hire. Recruiting agencies don't hold a monopoly in the region, and there's no requirement in the GCC that government and private schools and universities use them. That's why you should consider an Internet search as well.

I have to amend my previous statement about the UAE. China has recently inched ahead of the Emirates in terms of the number of English-medium international schools: 620 to the UAE's 592. However, the Emirates has more students enrolled in these schools. See https://www.edarabia.com/uae-tops-number-international-school-enrolees/.
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