Having trouble driving applications to your teaching job vacancies? It can be difficult for schools to find teaching candidates from thousands of miles away. Luckily, utilizing technology makes it easier for you to reach more applicants and attract a higher number of qualified candidates.
Post your job on social media
In the United States alone, 14.4 million job seekers have reported using social media to seek their next employment opportunity, and almost 30% of candidates say that social media is their primary source for leads on new jobs. If you’re not utilizing social media, you may be missing out on a significant percentage of candidates. Ensure that you have an up-to-date profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin, and post new job vacancies to get the word out there!
Revise your title and job description
When writing job descriptions for an English-speaking audience, opt for a professional title and description. Avoid using exclamation marks in the title (“Great opportunity!!”) and making bold claims that you think will entice applicants (“Great salary! No visa required!!”). Instead, opt for a simpler, professional-sounding title, such as “ESL Teacher – Reputable Language Center in Shanghai.” As for the job description, keep it informative but brief. You’ll want to give candidates enough information so that they can decide whether to apply, but keep in mind that a job description is also a form of job marketing, and the text should be short enough so that they do not lose interest. You can give further details at later stages of the application process.
Post a listing on Teach Away
Smaller schools with a few vacancies should consider Teach Away’s job posting options. Advertising your job on Teach Away’s site means reaching a database of over 220,000 educators from around the world. For one flat fee, job postings stay on Teach Away’s popular job board for 30 days, with options to upgrade as well. Check out your options here, or talk to someone at Teach Away for more information.