As you begin your search for your newest teachers this school year, we encourage you to consider each position individually and ask yourself, “which teacher will make a difference in this position?”
Hiring new teachers is no small feat. Each teacher will impact the lives of an entire classroom of learners for a whole year. This means that taking the time to find the perfect teacher is absolutely crucial.
But how do you draw the best talent to your teaching positions? Read below for some tips on how to make your vacancies matter.
Know that the teacher is interviewing you as well
When it comes to interviews, it’s often a two-way street. Teachers interested in international teaching positions are willing to leave their country of origin and familiarity behind for an exciting new teaching adventure. But only if the new position is right for them.
This means you have to market the school well in your job description and in the interview. But how do you do this?
Teachers want to know that they’re going to work at a school that cares about them and their professional development. Many teachers subscribe to the belief that part of what makes a great teacher is the never-ending desire to learn. When you’re producing your job descriptions, take the time to speak to the professional development opportunities that your school provides, the resources available to new and continuing teachers, and the networking/collaboration opportunities at your school.
Use a teacher recruitment service that cares
At Teach Away, we live and breathe international education. We’ve helped institutions hire literally thousands of teachers over the last few years. But not just any teachers, we’ve helped schools to find the best teachers. After all, the best teachers produce the brightest students.
During recruitment, look to partner with a teacher recruitment agency that understands what makes a great teacher.
If you would like to read more about one of our recruitment partnerships, take a look at one of our testimonials.