The Cambridge fair is one of the larger fairs that Search Associates has to offer, hosting nearly 500 pre-screened teachers, administrators, and intern candidates and attracting as many as 240 recruiters from around the world.
The Cambridge fair is considered the "flagship" of all Search Associates fairs due to its long history of success for both candidates and schools.
As with all fairs, attending the Cambridge fair offers both candidates and school recruiters the opportunity to schedule interviews to determine if there is a good "fit". In addition, it is the best way to network with other international teaching candidates (as well as recruiters) and get a good sense of the joys and challenges of teaching abroad. Below is a small sampling of what some of our candidates had to say about attending the Cambridge fair.
"This fair was an amazing and fabulous experience. Well done Search Associates!!”- Heidi Stevens
"All of us who attended from Escuela Bella Vista recommend the Cambridge Fair for the following reasons: a) The advice, assistance and availability of our Search “sponsors” b) The smaller size facilitated getting to know the recruiters and teachers c) The on-line registration made communication much easier before the fair" -Jeannette Armbrustmacher
“Thanks so much for all of your guidance and support. I could not have been more impressed with the entire Search Associates staff. I look forward to working with you again in the future.” -Philip Charland
The timing of the Cambridge fair is quite advantageous, as it is neither too early or too late in the international recruiting cycle. School recruiters will be able to interview a large pool of excellent candidates and candidates will have access to a large number of positions available.
75% to 80% of candidates attending the Cambridge job fair received one or more offers as a result of the fair! 53% of candidates attending this fair accepted an offer!
Click here to see statistics from the 2012 Cambridge fair
The Cambridge fair team offers extensive personal assistance to schools and candidates attending. To help us in these efforts, there are numerous Senior Associates on hand to assist, including; Jim Ambrose
, Sally Gordon
, Michael Williams
, Dexter Lewis
, Ralph Jahr
, Ray Sparks
, and fair organizers John Magagna
and Jessica Magagna
. In addition, our Intern Coordinator Diana Kerry
and our Recruitment Coordinator, Melinda Williams
, will be present as well as an abundance of the Cambridge Fair event staff.
We are happy to accept those candidates and schools who are fully registered and have received an invitation to attend. Having said that, this fair is quite competitive and therefore, we encourage candidates to talk with their Associates to determine if this fair is best suited for their job search. Invitations for the 2014 Cambridge fair will be ready to send in mid September to those candidates who are fully registered with us. Once you are active, you can request an invitation directly from your candidate dashboard page. Invitations for schools will be sent out earlier.
More information about the Cambridge fair will be posted in the coming months to include the list of schools attending. In the meantime, if you would like some further information please contact Fair Organizer Jessica Magagna and she will be more than happy to assist you.