Working and living abroad is an exciting opportunity, but it is a big step to take and we aim to help teachers get a feel for what it is really like –the challenges as well as the opportunities.

Melbourne, October 2020

Date: 1st October, 2020

Location:
St Dominic’s School Hall,
145 Highfield Rd.,
Camberwell East

If you’ve ever thought about teaching overseas, but were not sure where to start, we recommend that you attend the upcoming Search Associates seminar and interviews.

Nick Kendell (who has worked in international schools as a teacher and head of school), talks about life in international schools and covers the pros and cons of working internationally.

Private interview times are available with Nick, (who is the Senior Associate of Search Associates Australia and New Zealand), following the seminar. These are informal and provide an opportunity to explore your educational and professional background. Nick will then be better placed to give a candid appraisal of your chances of gaining overseas employment and advise you of the best way to move forward to an exciting and fulfilling career.

Why attend a seminar?

Whether you are ready to leave now, or considering opportunities for the future, Search Associates' FREE Seminars aim to provide you with a wealth of information, face-to-face, to assist your decision about teaching abroad.

  • Outlines of qualities successful international teachers possess, shares tips about interviewing over Skype and succeeding at job fairs.
  • Review your current CV with your associate who will assess it from the perspective of a recruiter and help you present it in the best format for international schools.
  • Learn what opportunities exist for experienced teachers overseas and discover what schools abroad really want.
  • Take the mystery out of the process of applying for international schools. In 2002, there were around one million international school students and it is predicted that the number of students in international schools will reach six million in another ten years and that the number of international schools will increase from 6,000 today to 10,000. All schools registered with Search Associates have been through an accreditation process and have been thoroughly assessed for suitability.
  • Search Associates helps you find the school that is the right ‘fit’ for you.

Topics covered include:

  • What are international schools?
  • International School Facilities.
  • How international schools are accredited.
  • School Resources.
  • Various curriculums.
  • Class sizes.
  • School trips overseas.
  • Professional Development.
  • Career paths.
  • Typical packages.
  • Salaries and savings.
  • Tax.
  • Housing.
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Costs.
  • Tuition.
  • Calendar.
  • Holiday periods.
  • Mobility after first international position.
  • Who gets jobs.
  • How to use the database with access to over 600 schools: information supplied by the schools, such as curriculum, demographics of staff and student population, working days, holiday information, sample salary, and location listed for different schools.
  • Job Fairs: what to expect and how to be successful – interviewing, what to bring, etc.
  • Binding contracts – what to expect.
  • CV Preparation: you do not have to have anything prepared in order to come to a seminar. It is useful however, to have a CV that we can look at together
  • Qualifications needed to succeed.
  • How to navigate the on-line application form and present your information.
  • The best ways to approach schools: NOT EVERYONE who registers will get a job. A lot of times, success depends on how proactive a teacher is.

Unable to attend a seminar but want a FREE snapshot?

Benefits For Candidates

Our Job Fairs offer excellent networking, ongoing guidance, and endless opportunities for all of our candidates

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Kate Henry

English Teacher

Australia Australia

  Nick, personally assisted me by answering my questions, giving tips and guidance and offering moral support when I was making one of the biggest decisions of my life. I would highly recommend Search Associates.

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Scotty Ngatai

Grade 1 Teacher

New Zealand New Zealand

Teaching Internationally has made my life so much better in terms of family, health, travel, and coin! If you want to learn more get along to one of these Nick's talks (that is if you aren't planning or marking!)!

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Samara Cox

Science Teacher

New Zealand New Zealand

My experience with Search Associates was only positive. Their professional, approachable, and well-organised approach made it simple and straight forward for me to successfully find the perfect position that I was looking for!

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Neil Marshall-Inns

Elementary Principal

United Kingdom United Kingdom

  Nick and Paula do an amazing job of connecting excellent schools with excellent teachers and provide wonderful support to both. I highly recommend them.

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