The TEFL Job
Once you've made the
decision to go . . .
Sooner or later, you have to actually make a few
decisions in life - and this section assumes you have
made one and you are ready to go!
TEFL Job Search
This is, for me, the fun part. You'll find hunting for
a job teaching English overseas much less humiliating
that the job hunt back home. In fact, not
humiliating at all. Schools and companies
overseas actually NEED and WANT you! WoW! Kind of a
nice self-esteem thing . . . and the first
dramatic change that this life can bring to you.
Super TEFL FAQ List for
more in-depth coverage of the issues we
will address here. From whether to use a recruiter or
not (I did one time!) to what forms and documents you
will need to have - to what to expect in interviews and
more more more!
This is a short page as I want you to get to work on
this dream of yours - that can be a reality in just a
that you have made the decision, I will allow myself,
just for a brief moment, to be a salesman for the TEFL
Career. Preaching to the choir - so to speak.
Short Personal Story
wife and I sometimes look at each other and say, "Would
you ever have imagined, a year before we left, that we could have done all
the things we have done? That we would have worked and
lived in so many countries? That we would have been
able to travel to so many different countries? That we
could have learned and experienced so much?" Our
answer is always, "Nope, could never have imagined
it!" It still surprises us!
This life can be real for you!
Teaching English Overseas: can exceed your imagination.
When you are on the discussion boards look for some of
the long-term and reputable posters. Ask them!
The TEFL Job Search
Should I use a recruiter?
Should I send e-mails and letters?
What about CV’s and Resumes? The
same as back home?
Can I find an EFL job in the area of
my special interest?
How do I market myself? How can I
make myself attractive to a potential employer?
What are the interviews like? Can
you give me some tips?
What about telephone interviews?
What documents do I need to have?
Should I send my original degree(s)/certificate(s) to a
recruiter or potential employer?
Is my appearance important? What
about tattoos, piercings, etc.?
What if I am handicapped?
What is the rejection rate?
How quickly might I find a job?