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Job Market Supply and Demand

 
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brow3062



Joined: 11 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: Job Market Supply and Demand Reply with quote

I am a 23 year old college graduate with a TEFL certification planning on moving to Costa Rica in January 2013 to seek employment. From my research, I understand that is is very difficult to land a job from abroad and that you have to be present in the country to go on interviews, have a professional demeaner/appearance, etc. I also understand that January is the best time to look for a job as that is when the school year begins and many job contracts expire.

That being said, I was wondering if anyone could give me a bit of updated information on what to expect as far as the supply and demand of ESL jobs during this time of year. I would also appreciate any other advice for someone entering the country without a job locked down.

Thanks!
Mr. Brown
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tideout



Joined: 05 Feb 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Others who are in the country now will certainly be able to give you a better picture than I can though i was in CR for about 4 months several years ago.

If you look through the older posts, I think you'll find work but the question will be how much work and how will those jobs cover your living costs. I don't want to over-generalize but I think that's a pretty common issue in a lot of the Latin American ESL jobs.

Best of luck.
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Cruiser



Joined: 26 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Job Market Supply and Demand Reply with quote

brow3062 wrote:
I am a 23 year old college graduate with a TEFL certification ...Thanks!
Mr. Brown


christmas tends to drag well into january. probably the second half of the month is the time to be looking ...
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jprimm



Joined: 03 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to find work but do not expect to save any money. I would also advise having a couple of thousand at least in savings, or nice parents!
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