This is a thank you note Search Associates and specifically, a 'you are amazing note' for Nick Kendell. I would like to say that, from the very first time I spoke to Nick which was in between flights on his way back from Cairo ( he had had not even reach Australian soil), he was gentleman of his word, he was sincere, and had great integrity and professionalism.
Nick replied to my many, many, many questions both quickly and with great detail. I had already investigated time and effort into collecting information about different international school programs. Also researching how some of the contracts worked but I need to say I really had only just touched on the tip of the iceberg. Nick is a wealth of information about all those little things that add up and he fills in many of the blanks.
I was concerned about being able to secure a position because this was my first time in the “circuit”, but Nick kept reassuring me that everything would be fine and that the “right” position would come along. His was very helpful with continuous positive and informative feedback on the choices that I was making.
While in Sydney to attend the Search information session and have my interview, Nick was informative, friendly, down to earth and made me feel comfortable. The informational session was very explanatory and it was a nice way to meet other teachers that are also looking at international positions. Nick also made the interview process unintimidating and an affirming experience.
It is hard to express how grateful for all of Nick’s efforts and I believe he truly gives a service that is above and beyond the call of the role. If I was to apply for another position again my first choice would be Search Associates, so thanks to the Nick for making my first international school position a smooth and pleasant one, I am now looking forward to my new job in Shanghai in January.
You may be asking yourself the question, why use Search Associates and how can Nick Kendall help? Our answer would be, why wouldn’t you? Nick has been such a friendly and amazing associate to work with over the past few months. He has been a positive force behind us securing amazing positions in a fabulous international school. From the first moment of meeting Nick, we were confident that he knew what he was doing. He has the experience and knows the international school scene very well. What has impressed us the most is his regular and open communication where he is always ready to answer questions, support and be optimistic. We would definitely love to work with Nick again and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him!
Michelle and Robert
Nick Kendell is a high-quality Search Associate. His incredibly
professional work ethic ensures he responds quickly to emails, phone calls
and at the Sydney Fair, he worked overtime to listen to and advise
candidates. He paid close attention to my individual needs and offered
objective and honest feedback. Since the Fair, he has maintained regular
contact with me and been available to give advice at the drop of a hat. My
wife and I are very appreciative of Nick and have highly recommended
Search Associates to colleagues wishing to teach internationally.
Thank you so much for your great advice and tips. I will definitely take them on board as I know I will be embracing change and challenging myself to the fullest. I want to say a huge thank you to you personally and to Search Associates for the personal touch that you have shown me .Thanks for going the extra mile. Your support has been fantastic no matter how trivial my questions have been. I have appreciated it! I will always recommend Search Associates highly to anyone interested in teaching overseas.