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All of ISC’s Many Unique Features

November 4, 2019


So many prospective international school teachers are always looking to answer these two questions: “What is it like working at XXX school?” and “What is it like living in XXX country/city?”

It is not so easy though to find answers to these questions.

At ISC, our mission is to show that information to these prospective international school teachers in a clear, easy to find format that is hopefully very informative to them.

But we don’t just stop there, we have added many unique features that make finding their answers faster, more interesting and fun. In this article, we would like to give an overview of the many unique features that ISC has to offer to its premium members.

School Comparison: School vs. School

Around two years ago, our dream came true when we launched our School Comparison page.

We placed each school’s submitted comments side by side, so that our members could make an easy comparison. It is a common request to know “which school is better?”, especially if you are considering two job offers at two sometimes very different schools.

The School Comparison page does just that. It places two schools “against” each other to see which one comes out on top. We are not aware of another website that does this!

Compare School Salaries

The number one thing prospective teachers want to know about is “How much money will I make working at XXX school?”

Why then is it almost impossible to find information about salaries before you are offered the position?

Yes, we have 1000s of comments about the salary details of 100s of international schools on the ISC website. However, we took it further and made a unique page so that our members can compare these school salary details side by side with other schools. If you are considering working in Shanghai, China, you can now easily search for only schools in Shanghai on this page and quickly compare which school has the better salary package for you.

School Vacancies History

Many website deal with posting job vacancies at international schools, but ISC has brought this to the next level as we leave expired vacancies on our website so that you can see which vacancies has been posted on a specific school over time.

If you really want to work at a specific international school and you see that they have recently hired your position during the last school year, it could give you some more insight about whether that position will be available for the next school year.

Comment Search Feature

Only ISC allows its members to search for specific comments. We have over 34000 comments that have been submitted on 1100+ international schools, but sometimes you just want to search for specific comments on a number of international schools, especially if you are open to working at a number of international schools in different parts of the world.

If you are looking for a school that often hires teaching couples, you can easily search those keywords to find 100s of comments related to that topic. Or if you are a single international school teacher, you might want to search these keywords as well to see which schools that might discriminate against single teachers and that prfioritize hiring teaching couples.

ISC actually has even more unique features, but here are four that really make our website standout. Of course, new features are always in the works. If you have a suggestion for another feature for the ISC website, contact us here. Otherwise, stay tuned for more unique features in the near future.

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