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Finding work with less than a year's experience

 
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jauntydaunt



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Finding work with less than a year's experience Reply with quote

Hello there.

I am currently looking for work in Central Europe for September.

Also, I am working as an EFL teacher in a kid's camp. Come September, I will have 6 months worth of experience.

I have noticed that adverts either don't mind if you have experience or ask for a year. No middle.

Some adverts put "some experience".

How important is it that you actually have a full year? I now have experience working with YL (like the job I am interested in asks for) but would they not look at my application because it's not long enough?
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming that you have a passport from an EU member country and a CELTA or equivalent, the experience factor shouldn't be important. Just put what you've got.

Also note that the vast majority of entry-level positions in this region don't hire from abroad (you need to be here to interview in person, like most other candidates - schools don't generally have to take a chance on someone sight-unseen here as there are lots of teachers around).

YL positions tend to be a bit different and may hire from abroad a bit more often, but in case you don't find something, keep in mind that the surest route to a job is to be here in early September to interview in person.
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jauntydaunt



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips!

Sorry I wasn't very clear in my last post. I'm not so concerned with getting a job at all. I'd just like to know whether having experience, even though it's less than a year, would help.

I've just applied for a job on tefl.com and it asks for "some experience".

Basically, I noticed that a lot of the adverts ask for a year's experience or more or no experience whatsoever. I was wondering whether some of the positions asking for a year would still consider me.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a passport from an EU country and CELTA and/or equivalent, yes, they will probably consider you.
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