Surveys

New Survey: When starting your job search, what is your first priority in deciding where to go?

September 19, 2015


A new survey has arrived!

Topic:  When starting your job search, what is your first priority in deciding where to go?

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We tell the international school that we are interviewing with one thing, while in the back of our head we maybe are thinking of another.

So, which things are we then thinking about?

International school teachers have many things on their mind while recruiting, and it is smart thinking to be honest with yourself. Typically, each person sets their own goal; one they feel strongly about.  Stick to this goal (and achieve it!) and your next international school teaching position will likely be a good experience for you.

It is very possible that your goal is to work at a specific, top-tier international school. For these teachers, career and work-life is a high priority, and they’ll potentially sacrifice other factors (location, weather, etc.) to work at their favorite school; that is hopefully a perfect match for them.

Others have a goal to be living in a specific part of the world for their next international school teaching position. Whether it is to be closer to family and friends (or a lover), location is a super high priority and seeking out and contacting schools in that area will be their first step in their job search.

5899676716_ff0d235315_zThere are other international school teachers though that have money on their minds. There are a number of international school teachers that want the best salary and benefits packages on offer in our international school community, and these teachers know which schools are paying the most. Saving money and paying off mortgages and loans back home is a top priority for many recruiting teachers.

Of course, priorities can change during your job search, and there might be 2-3 top priorities that have equal value. Additionally, when a good opportunity comes up (one that doesn’t necessary meet your first priority goal), it is usually a good idea to be open-minded and take a chance.  As a good rule of thumb, many times these “schools that weren’t on your radar” can turn out to be just what you were looking for!

Because teachers recruiting are so varied and are in all kinds of situations, take a moment to go to the homepage of International School Community and submit your vote today!  What goal are you making your first priority this recruitment season?

Check out the latest voting results here.

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We actually have a blog category related this to question if the answer to the new survey question for you was school. The blog category is called: 12 Tips for Selecting an International School

Here are all the tips:
• Selecting an international school: Tip #1 – Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of local and international school systems. Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #2 – Location: Is the school conveniently located? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #3 – Vision: What is the vision that is expressed by the school head or officials? Is it consistent with the actual operation of the school?  Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #4 – Is the school accredited? If so, by what international and local bodies? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #5 – Does the school have a clear primary language of instruction? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #6 – How well is the school linked to other international schools? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #7 – Does the school feature a curriculum that is consistent with your future plans? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #8 – Are the teachers fully qualified? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #9 – Does the international school properly deal with disciplinary problems? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #10 – Does the school facilitate learning about the host country?  Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #11 – Does the school provide or have access to qualified teachers who cater to students with special needs? Read Article

• Selecting an international school: Tip #12 – Is the school parent-friendly? Read Article