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One of the most common questions we get at Teach Away is, do you offer job placements? The short answer is no, we don’t offer job placements. We leave it in your hands to find the best opportunity and job placement for you.

However, we do put you in touch with hiring managers for teaching jobs. Our placement services are unique to Teach Away and one of the advantages of getting TEFL certified with us.

Are you interested in TEFL certification, curious about job placements, or pursuing a career as an ESL teacher? You probably have a lot of questions. Here, we’ll mostly cover everything you need to know about getting a job placement and share everything we know to help you find the teaching job of your dreams.

Why should you get TEFL certified?

International teacher recruitment continues to be in high demand, as many new students all over the world are learning English for the first time. 

The TEFL certification course offered through Teach Away equips teachers with the credentials and knowledge to teach English abroad or online.  

And completing the course with an internationally recognized institute will set you apart in the ESL job market!

One of the core values of Teach Away is to ensure every student experiences the power of a transformative and great teacher.

Great teachers are life-long learners and reap many rewards from embarking on a career path that makes a great impact on the lives of their students. 

And so, upon completing the TEFL certification, you might be wondering how to land a job placement. 

Thinking about TEFL certification and teaching abroad or online?

Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions:

  1. How do I apply for jobs to teach abroad? 
  2. What’s the interview process like? 
  3. Where can I teach? 
  4. Will Teach Away pay for my work visa? 
  5. Is job placement through Teach Away guaranteed?
  6. Why Teach Away?
1. How do I apply for jobs to teach abroad?

The user-friendly interface makes it easy to find a job on the Teach Away job board.

You can start by creating a unique personal profile, mentioning all of your credentials and skillsets. 

Once that is set up, you can browse through all the schools and job postings that are currently hiring teachers. 

2. Whats the interview process like for teaching jobs abroad

Candidates will often complete a pre-screen phone interview with a Teach Away Placement Coordinator that will help you along in the application process. 

After that, you’ll move on to the interview round with one of the school representatives.

It’s important to note that an interview is not guaranteed once you apply for a job or upon registering online. 

Only selected candidates are contacted for an interview. Be sure to check your emails for that notification! 

Here are a few tips to prepare for your interview:
Practice interview questions prior to your call.
Eliminate distractions.
Listen carefully and answer questions with clarity and confidence.

Recommended reading:
6 Interview Tips That Will Get You the Job – Straight From a Teach Abroad Recruiter

3. Where can I teach abroad with my TEFL certification

With so many countries around the world in need of English teachers, you can truly take your pick when it comes to finding the right fit for you. 
It is important to be mindful of the existing restrictions as a result of the global pandemic, but the top 5 countries to consider as travel restrictions are easing include:

Hong Kong
Mainland China
Saudi Arabia 

You can learn more about the countries requiring TEFL-certified teachers here

4. Who pays for my work visa? Will Teach Away pay for my work visa? 

In most cases, upon job offer, the teacher is responsible for the cost of obtaining a work visa or any related documentation that is required. 

There are occasions where the school that has hired you will assist in the visa costs, which will be stated under the ‘Job Benefits’ section of the job posting. 

5. Is job placement through Teach Away guaranteed?

Teach Away will provide advice, support, and access to the recruitment services offered but cannot guarantee you will be hired. 

There are many professionals available who can help advise you on strategy, but it will be ultimately in your hands to secure a position. 

In fact, doing a TEFL course with a guaranteed job placement could be a bad idea. 

Be wary of the conditions of such job placements, as the chances are that you will not get a choice in the matter. Companies that guarantee jobs will often only provide very specific positions. 

Why limit yourself to what one provider has to offer? 

As soon as you complete the TEFL certification, you will be invited to create your Teacher Profile, allowing you to search for postings and begin applying with ease.   

Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

6. Why Teach Away? What makes Teach Away different from others. 

As an established industry leader, Teach Away offers a unique approach and opportunity for new teachers due to the type of placement services that are offered. 

For over two decades, the Teach Away job board has made it easy for teachers and recruiters to find one another. 

Through the online database, you will be put in touch with hiring managers for certain teaching jobs and positions, making your job application process far easier and smoother. 

There will be thousands of high-quality online teaching jobs to browse through, as the ongoing Teach Away support offers guidance for any inquiries that come up along the way. 

Start teaching ESL today 

Adjusting to life overseas can be an invigorating and invaluable experience. Every single day will be an adventure, and you will grow so much as a result of the exposure to new cultures and connections. 

Whether you teach internationally or virtually, from the comforts of your own home, teaching English is a fun and impactful career that will create a lot of beautiful memories. 

Teach Away offers you the support you need to begin this journey. As an established leader, we also maintain strong relationships with schools all around the world. 

You can discover additional FAQ questions on the Teach Away help center.

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