Welcome to the Teach Away Newsletter! We hope to keep you informed about teaching jobs around the world; tips about teaching, travel & adventures abroad; and stories from our teachers.
Your comments are always greatly appreciated. Thank you for your interest. A special thanks to all Teach Away teachers who are currently abroad! Keep up the good work!
Why Teach Abroad…
Going abroad is without a doubt an experience of a lifetime! Explore a new culture, pay off your student loans, and gain valuable international experience that is sure to make your resume glow. People decide to embark on this journey for a number of reasons – among the top 3 are:
Teaching abroad offers you the opportunity to experience a new culture first hand while gaining valuable work experience. If you want the opportunity to see the world and make money at the same time, then teaching abroad may be the right job for you.
Teaching abroad will allow you to become a global citizen. For one, to be internationally aware of other cultures creates inner growth. Faced with the challenges of living and working in a foreign country will make you more independent, improve your communications skills and increase your survival skills. Plus, being a global citizen looks amazing on your resume! It proves that you are a highly adaptable person.
For most however, passion is the main reason for choosing to teach abroad. Whether you are passionate about travel, adventure, education, or teaching profession alone, going abroad is by far the best way to feed that desire. Fully immersing yourself into a local culture can give you the experience that no text book can successfully provide.
It is a big beautiful world! Go explore it with Teach Away.
Interview Tips and Techniques
Getting invited to an interview is a sign that your potential employer is interested in hiring you. Make the most of these quick techniques to help you make the best impression!
1. Dress nicely – studies have shown that people who dress professionally give better phone interviews
2. Speak slowly and clearly – don’t ramble on, have concise to-the-point answers
3. Turn off your call waiting (if you pick up that second line, it means that you are not interested in the job)
4. Be a good listener – the person interviewing you may want to tell you more about their job or services, listening will ensure that you get all the necessary facts
1. Dress professionally, first impressions count!
2. Relax and be yourself
3. Make eye contact with all people present
4. Don’t waste time – discuss things that are not on your resume
5. Follow up – an email or a phone call following your interview will solidify your intentions to get the job
1. Be on time! (but not too early)
2. Do your homework (the more you know about the the job, the more productive your interview will be)
3. Take your time – think through your answers before giving a response
4. Give a firm handshake & make eye contact with all that are present
5. Ask questions about your responsibilities on the job (usually at the end of the interview)
6. Bring extra copies of your resumes to the interview
7. Get the names and contact information for those who are attending your interview
1. Be late (if you are late, don’t ramble on with excuses, simply apologize)
2. Sit down until you are invited to do so
3. Be disrespectful
4. Look at your watch
5. Treat the interviewer as your equal
6. Pretend to know absolutely everything about the job (there is always room for improvement!)
7. Tell jokes unless initiated by the person interviewing you
8. Act as though you would take any job, be specifically interested in this job
Keep in mind that you are applying for a teaching job. Show your interest in education, students, and travelling as you are applying for a job abroad. Make sure to tell your interviewer about your previous travel experiences and the true reasons for wanting to teach abroad.
Teacher Story – Masoud Rajab Asl
Having been in Busan, South Korea for approximately 2 months now, it’s been an extensive journey already. I’ve lived in my fifth country, experienced a new culture, new foods; am learning my fourth language and found talents that I never knew I had. I’ve become an avid photographer, started learning my second instrument (guitar) & had the chance to meet amazing people. It has been an excellent experience so far.
Click here to read more about Masoud teaching in Korea…