What does it mean if my application is “closed”? (With job postings)

This question has come up in our Facebook and forum comments a lot lately - and that’s not uncommon at this time of year. Plenty of postings are closing as interviews conclude and waves of hiring take place.

Despite seeing lots of positions closed, candidates should keep in mind that Teach Away will have more postings throughout the year.

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It’s also key for applicants to know that a closed posting shouldn’t be interpreted as a flat-out rejection. There are a number of things a closed posting may mean:

  • The position has been filled or removed.
  • There is already a selection of candidates moving forward in the application process.
  • Your application didn’t meet the requirements for the position.

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The word, “Closed”, next to a posting on your dashboard does not necessarily imply that you failed to meet qualifications. It could be a matter of timing - maybe you applied after the employer had already chosen a group of candidates to move forward with, but before the posting became officially closed.

If you are an educator who does meet qualifications for jobs on Teach Away, you should regularly be scanning the job board for new postings so you don’t miss any opportunities to teach abroad. You should also apply for several jobs. Having your name in the hat for multiple positions simultaneously increases your chances of being hired substantially - just make sure you meet qualifications for the positions you apply to.

We hope this post clears up some of the questions surrounding closed applications. Have questions about your teach abroad jobs applications? Check out our FAQ for all the answers!

Finally, here are some of the open positions we’re currently hiring for with both continuous and August 2018 start dates (in-person interview dates to be solidified shortly, so be sure to get your application in ahead of time):

Teaching jobs abroad for experienced certified teachers

Abu Dhabi Education Council

UAE Government Schools

Abu Dhabi Technical Schools

Specialist and principal education roles

Abu Dhabi Education Council

UAE Government Schools

Abu Dhabi Technical Schools

Teaching jobs abroad for new teacher graduates

UAE Government Schools

UK Government Schools

English teaching jobs for graduates of all majors

The Explore Program

English teachers (Online interviews happening right now!)

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