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What kind of employee is more preferable to a school?
Someone with 2 years local experience
66%
 66%  [ 10 ]
Someone with extensive globetrotting experience
33%
 33%  [ 5 ]
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
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Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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However, in a "turnabout is fair play" kind of way, many teachers who worked in Saudi for a while often find they have a similar difficulty when applying for jobs in other places after they leave. It tends to work that way in the UAE and the US (that I know of) and probably in some other places as well


Hear, hear! That is back to my point that experience in one place simply doesn't necessarily transfer elsewhere. Mine included.
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tttompatz



Joined: 06 Mar 2010
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Location: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:

Thread title: Input needed from posters who are/have been in charge of hiring teachers.

All other criteria being equal, which candidate would you choose for your open position:

1. Teacher A, with a decade of experience in some different geographical region
2. Teacher B, with two years of experience in 'your' country

Open question follows: Why?


As one who actually does have direct control over hiring and responsibility for a faculty of close to 150...

There is no one-size-fits-all answer. It is job specific. Find the best fit for the position in question.

I wouldn't take someone with 10 years of experience in a high school classroom to work as an elementary school teacher. I would consider someone with only a year in the classroom working with very young learners as a better choice.

I wouldn't take an elementary school teacher, regardless of how much classroom time they have teaching English in a primary classroom for a position teaching EFL to hospitality majors in our vocational school.

When I am looking for someone to teach business English to our marketing students I would prefer a business major with a CELTA over a certified classroom teacher.

Back to the OP's original query... the same answer applies - the "where" is less of a factor (other than confirming that you can live abroad as an expat) than the "what" your work/teaching experience was/is and what your teaching (and other) qualifications are.

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