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Bangkok - January

January 10 - 13, 2019

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

Deelman, Harry

Fair Organizer:
Harry Deelman

January 10 - 13, 2019

BANGKOK
BANGKOK MARRIOTT MARQUIS QUEEN’S PARK

Fair Organizers: Nick Kendell, Harry Deelman

BANGKOK SEARCH FAIR.

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Thank you for your interest.

The Bangkok Fair is now closed for new candidate registrations.

Please contact your associate if you wish to attend a fair.

 

As a fair early in the recruiting season, the Bangkok-January Fair favors strong teaching couples and singles without dependents. The numbers in attendance are expected to be about 550 candidates and 140 schools (most of which bring two or more recruiters).

The schools recruiting at this fair come from a wide variety of locations worldwide. Search Associates-registered candidates, of all nationalities and all standard specialist fields in schools, are welcome to request an invitation to attend the Bangkok-January Fair. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Job Fairs on the website.

RECRUITERS

If your school is interested in attending this fair, please contact Nick Kendell 

Because of the large number of schools regularly attending this fair, there may be a wait-list established.

CANDIDATES

Candidates must be registered with a branch of Search Associates if they wish to request an invitation to attend the Bangkok-January Job Fair.

Attendance at this fair is by invitation only. Checking "interest in the Bangkok-January Fair" on the Search Associate online application does NOT constitute an invitation.

Because this is an early fair and attended by highly experienced international educators, this fair is quite competitive. Recruiters know that they have other fairs to attend at later dates, so they are very selective in this first round. Please talk with your sponsoring associate to determine if this fair is a good match for you or if another fair would be a better "fit".

Experienced, strong educator couples and experienced, strong single educators without dependents have an advantage at this fair.

Candidates who are already registered with Search Associates should notify their Search sponsor of their interest in this fair and request an invitation.

 

Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the Bangkok Fair look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region; If you are international (living outside of the US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with the following:

Nick Kendell – Candidates with limited or no IB experience and who are open to both IB and non-IB positions should register with Nick Kendell

Harry Deelman – Candidates with IB experience, (PYP, MYP, and/or DP) and aiming mainly at an IB job in an IB school should register with Harry Deelman.

NOTES

·       Essential attendance from 10 January to late afternoon on 13 January. Please note: attendance is by invitation only.

·       Registration for Candidates begins on 10 January. 

·        To get the most from your Fair experience we advise attendance at a candidate orientation meeting  (Highly recommended for all teachers but especially for those new to the Bangkok Fair).

·        DO NOT BE LATE to the interview sign-up session. The interviews arranged will determine your schedule for January 11 - 13.

An early request to your sponsoring associate (after becoming an active Search Associates candidate) for an invitation is important - best during SEPTEMBER or OCTOBER. Candidates will only be invited to attend the Bangkok-January Fair if we consider that they match the needs of the recruiters who will be at the fair and stand a real chance of receiving offers. About 50-60% of the fair attendees are expected to accept contracts resulting from the fair.

Country School
Angola Luanda International School of Angola
Austria Vienna International School
Bangladesh American International School Dhaka
Brazil The Pan American School of Porto Alegre
Cambodia Canadian International School of Phnom Penh
Cambodia International School of Phnom Penh
Cambodia Northbridge International School Cambodia
China Alcanta International College, Guangzhou
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Beijing City International School
China Beijing International Bilingual Academy
China Beijing National Day School
China Beijing Royal School
China Boston International School (formerly Wuxi Taihu International School)
China Concordia International School Shanghai
China Hangzhou International School
China HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)
China Innova Academy
China International School of Beijing
China International School of Tianjin
China Keystone Academy
China Malvern College Chengdu
China Shanghai American School
China Shanghai Community International School
China Shekou International School
China Shen Wai International School
China Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China The Affiliated High School of Peking University - Dalton Academy
China Western Academy of Beijing
China Western International School of Shanghai
China Xi'an Liangjiatan International School
China YK Pao School, Shanghai
China/Hong Kong Canadian International School of Hong Kong
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Discovery College
China/Hong Kong English Schools Foundation
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong Renaissance College H.K.
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Educational Organisation
China/Hong Kong Victoria Shanghai Academy
China/Macao The International School of Macao
Colombia Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota
Djibouti International School of Africa
Egypt Cairo American College
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Finland International School of Helsinki
Germany Franconian International School, Erlangen
Germany International School of Dusseldorf
Germany International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Ghana Lincoln Community School, Accra
India American Embassy School, New Delhi
India Canadian International School, Bangalore
India Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
India Mercedes-Benz International School, Pune
India Oberoi International School
India Stonehill International School, Bangalore
Indonesia ACG School Jakarta
Indonesia Bali Island School, formerly Bali International School
Indonesia Canggu Community School, Bali
Indonesia Independent Schools Riau
Indonesia Jakarta Intercultural School
Japan Canadian Academy, Kobe
Japan Nagoya International School
Japan Nishimachi International School
Jordan The International Academy - Amman
Korea Branksome Hall Asia
Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
Korea Dwight International School Seoul
Korea Korea International School, Jeju Campus
Korea Korea International School, Seoul
Korea North London Collegiate School, Jeju
Korea Seoul Foreign School
Korea Seoul International School
Korea St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju
Korea Yongsan International School of Seoul
Kuwait American International School, Kuwait
Laos Vientiane International School
Latvia International School of Riga
Malaysia IGB International School
Malaysia International School of Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia The International School of Penang (Uplands)
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Myanmar Yangon International School
Netherlands American School of The Hague
Nigeria American International School of Abuja
Nigeria American International School of Lagos
Oman ABA - An IB World School
Oman The Sultan's School
Pakistan Karachi American School
Philippines International School Manila
Poland American School of Warsaw
Qatar ACS Doha International School
Qatar Qatar Academy Al Khor
Qatar Vision International School
Romania American International School of Bucharest
Russia International School of Kazan
Russia The Anglo-American School of Moscow
Saudi Arabia Advanced Learning Schools, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia British International School Jeddah
Saudi Arabia International Programs School, Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Senegal International School of Dakar
Singapore Canadian International School, Singapore
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Singapore GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Singapore German European School Singapore
Singapore St. Joseph's Institution International School
Singapore Stamford American International School, Singapore
Sri Lanka The Overseas School of Colombo
Switzerland International School Basel
Switzerland International School of Zug and Luzern
Switzerland Zurich International School
Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
Taiwan Taipei American School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Thailand Concordian International School, Bangkok
Thailand International School Bangkok
Thailand NIST International School
Thailand Prem Tinsulanonda International School, Chiang Mai
Thailand Regents International School Pattaya
Thailand Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok
Thailand UWC Thailand International School
Turkey The Koc School
UK ACS International Schools
United Arab Emirates American Community School of Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates American School of Dubai
United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
United Arab Emirates GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates GEMS International School, Dubai
United Arab Emirates GEMS United School
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
United Arab Emirates The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys
Vietnam American International School, Vietnam
Vietnam Concordia International School Hanoi
Vietnam International School Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam International School of Ho Chi Minh City- American Academy
Vietnam Renaissance International School Saigon
Vietnam Saigon South International School, HCMC
Worldwide QSI -- Quality Schools International (37 schools in 31 Countries Worldwide)

Thursday 1/10

7:30am
Candidate Lounge
The Great Hall (Candidate Lounge, 7th Floor)

This is your place to regroup and socialise/network with other teachers. Charging stations, stationery, coffee, water and mints are provided. 

Please have a look at the material schools bring to display. We encourage you to also leave the hotel regularly to clear your head! The park next door is a beautiful place to think.

7:30 - 10:00am
Candidate Registration
Pick up your name tag and fair documents. After 10:00 am, registration will move upstairs to the 5th floor Ballroom, outside the Candidate Orientation.
Hotel Lobby (Ground floor)

Please note: the candidate lounge is available AFTER 8:30 am today. 

David Cope candidates and guests - please pay your registration fee when you pick up your name tag. (Cash only, USD or Baht, thank you).

School vacancies will be posted as soon as possible on the Portal and in the The Sala Thai Ballroom (5th Floor), as we receive them.

 

8:00 - 8:30am
Special Presentation: The real China revealed
Meet with recruiters currently living and working in China.
The Sala Thai Ballroom (5th Floor)

Learn about the professional and travel opportunities available in China. Discover the realities of living there and dispel some of the myths that surround this fascinating country.

8:40 - 9:10am
Special Presentation: How to nail your interview
Presented by Deidre Fischer, former international school head.
The Sala Thai Ballroom (5th Floor)
9:20 - 9:50am
Special Presentation: Child Protective Recruitment
Presented by John Ritter, Search Associate and Diane Riley
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
Candidates and recruiters are invited to hear about best practices. If you cannot make this presentation, we will be making a video and will add the link to the portal. 
9:20 - 9:50am
Special Presentation: Top tips to make sure your next step is the right one
Presented by Bill and Alison Turner, Search Associates
The Sala Thai Ballroom (5th Floor)
10:00 - 10:45am
Candidate Orientation
Overview of Fair procedures and protocol. Highly recommended, especially for those new to the Bangkok Fair
The Sala Thai Ballroom (5th Floor)
11:00am - 1:00pm
Interview Sign-Up Session
Thai Chitlada Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
ALL Candidates and Recruiters - the schedule for your next few days is determined here.
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch after Sign ups
Thai Chitlada Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor) Prefunction area
1:15 - 6:15pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various

Friday 1/11

8:00am - 6:00pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch
Please help yourself to sandwiches, fruit and a cookie courtesy of Trinity Holdings
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)

Saturday 1/12

8:00am - 6:00pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various
9:30 - 9:50am
FairNIST
Presented by NIST students.
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)

Products available to purchase, sold by NIST students to support local businesses. Plastic FreeNIST, rescued glass, fair trade coffee, pRICEless, and more.

10:00 - 10:30am
Lockton Education and Aetna International
The importance of health insurance and cost containment in international education
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
Presented by Gavin Snook
10:30 - 11:00am
Manaaki Adventures New Zealand
Helping international schools instil student leadership through experiential learning in a foreign country.
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)

Presented by Dan Meade and Hemi Coates 

Click to read their latest article - Exploring CAS in a New Zealand Context

11:00 - 11:30am
Trinity Holdings Int'l - Financial Health Check & guide to Financial Security
Nigel Nonkovic provides expert investment alternatives to traditional stocks and shares.
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
11:30am - 12:15pm
Next steps if I don't have an offer from a school at the fair.
What to do moving forward. Presented by Nick Kendell and Harry Deelman
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
We invite candidates to discuss steps to take to secure a position overseas using the database. Recruiters who are still looking for staff are invited to check the portal for a list of these candidate names after the meeting.
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch
Please help yourself to sandwiches, fruit and a cookie courtesy of Expat Property Planners and Lockton Education
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)
12:30 - 1:00pm
Building a UK property portfolio whilst living overseas
Expat Property Planners - Presented by Nick Cartledge
Thai Chakkraphat 2 (2nd Floor)

Sunday 1/13

8:00am - 4:00pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch
Please help yourself to sandwiches, fruit and a cookie courtesy of Manaaki Adventures
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)
4:00pm
Fair Closes
Thank you for attending.

Please stay in touch.  We are here for your support.

Before you leave the Fair, please also collect your hanging file from the mailbox and bring it, your lanyard and your 'Check Out Sheet' to a Search Associates Staff member.

Wednesday 1/9

5:30 - 8:30pm
Recruiter Registration
Pick up your name tag and fair documents
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)

Register early to collect fair materials and meet up with the Search team and other recruiters for a cold beverage (after 6:30pm).

Please complete two position posters, as usual.

We would ask that all known vacancies be listed on your school dashboard as far in advance of the fair as possible. Teachers will only have the morning of the fair to view positions on the school vacancy charts which is very limited, so early postings online are essential.

Thursday 1/10

8:00 - 8:30am
Recruiter Orientation
Highly recommended for recruiters new to the Bangkok fair
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)

Presented by Nick Kendell and Harry Deelman

All recruiters are welcome to attend this meeting. It provides a great opportunity to clarify any questions you may have.

8:00 - 10:30am
Recruiter Registration (Continued)
Pick up your name tag, fair documents and complete position charts
Meeting 6 (7th Floor)
Recruiters registering today are requested to have entered their positions and updated those that are filled PRIOR to the fair.
8:40 - 9:10am
Special Presentation: Making APLi work for you (so you work less!)
Presented by Bob Imholt
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
Come and discover your free employment management tool, available on your school dashboard. Let us show you how to save yourself time and money!
9:20 - 9:50am
Special Presentation: Child Protective Recruitment
Presented by John Ritter, Search Associate and Diane Riley
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
Candidates and recruiters are invited to hear about best practices. If you cannot make this presentation, we will be making a video and will add the link to the portal. 
10:00 - 11:00am
Set-up for Sign Ups
Find your registration table and set up any time this morning.
Thai Chitlada Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Tables run in alphabetical order by country, then school.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Interview Sign-Up Session
Thai Chitlada Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
ALL Candidates and Recruiters - the schedule for your next few days is determined here.
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch after Sign ups
Thai Chitlada Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor) Prefunction area
1:15 - 6:15pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various

Friday 1/11

8:00am - 6:00pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch
Please help yourself to sandwiches, fruit and a cookie courtesy of Trinity Holdings
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)

Saturday 1/12

8:00am - 6:00pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various
9:30 - 9:50am
FairNIST
Presented by NIST students.
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)

Products available to purchase, sold by NIST students to support local businesses. Plastic FreeNIST, rescued glass, fair trade coffee, pRICEless, and more.

10:00 - 10:30am
Lockton Education and Aetna International
The importance of health insurance and cost containment in international education
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
Presented by Gavin Snook
10:30 - 11:00am
Manaaki Adventures New Zealand
Helping international schools instil student leadership through experiential learning in a foreign country.
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)

Presented by Dan Meade and Hemi Coates 

Click to read their latest article - Exploring CAS in a New Zealand Context

11:00 - 11:30am
Trinity Holdings Int'l - Financial Health Check & guide to Financial Security
Nigel Nonkovic provides expert investment alternatives to traditional stocks and shares.
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
11:30am - 12:15pm
Next steps if I don't have an offer from a school at the fair.
What to do moving forward. Presented by Nick Kendell and Harry Deelman
Meeting Room 4 (7th floor)
We invite candidates to discuss steps to take to secure a position overseas using the database. Recruiters who are still looking for staff are invited to check the portal for a list of these candidate names after the meeting.
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch
Please help yourself to sandwiches, fruit and a cookie courtesy of Expat Property Planners and Lockton Education
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)
12:30 - 1:00pm
Building a UK property portfolio whilst living overseas
Expat Property Planners - Presented by Nick Cartledge
Thai Chakkraphat 2 (2nd Floor)

Sunday 1/13

8:00am - 4:00pm
Interviews
As arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas)
Various
12:00 - 2:00pm
Light Lunch
Please help yourself to sandwiches, fruit and a cookie courtesy of Manaaki Adventures
The Great Hall Pre-function (7th floor)

How to get to the hotel

Suvarnabhumi (Sah-var-nah-boom) International Airport handles international flights. 

 

IF ARRIVING FROM WITHIN THAILAND, YOUR FLIGHT MAY USE DON MUAN AIRPORT. 

HTTP://WWW.DONMUANGAIRPORTONLINE.COM/TRANSPORTATION

Change money at the airport bank stalls; be sure to get a few Baht 20 and Baht 50 bills. 

METERED TAXI

The public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (ground level) near entrances 3, 4, 7 and 8. There is a taxi counter with personnel to ensure the driver understands your destination. Have the hotel and its address written on a piece of paper for ease of understanding It is best to get a metered taxi to your hotel. You will be asked to pay the toll charges on top of the taxi fare, as well as a 50 baht fee to the driver (only applicable to taxis from the airports). Tipping is not expected, but appreciated. 

If you only have 1000 baht notes, it is suggested that you use one to pay the toll.  That way, you will get change in smaller notes.

Estimated taxi fare: 600 THB (one way)

Tell the taxi:  Marriott Marquis hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 22.

AIRPORT BUS

5:00 a.m. to midnight. http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/node/55 

AIRPORT TRANSFER

The Marriott Hotel is located just 40 kilometers from the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Alternate transportation: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Limo Service; fee: 2500 THB (one way); reservation required

CITY TRANSPORTATION

Bangkok traffic can be challenging. Be sure to add extra time if you are scheduled to travel between 7am - 9 am and from 4 pm onwards. Friday and Saturday nights are particularly busy.

METERED TAXIS

Metered taxi is an easy way to get around Bangkok, though traffic jams are legendary. The hotel doormen will assist making sure the driver understands your destination and uses his meter.

RAPID TRANSIT

SkyTrain, (BTS) is half of Bangkok's rapid transit system. The nearest SkyTrain stop is at Phrom Phong BTS Station (although the Asok BTS station is not that much further in the other direction if walking along the street - Soi 22 is about half way between the 2 stations).

You can buy single trip tickets for the BTS using the machines at the station (having a supply of coins is recommended for this).  Alternately, you could purchase a Rabbit Card (for 100 baht) and then put some ‘credit’ on it, and use the turnstiles at any of the stations (tap on - tap off). This is often quicker as the queues at the ticket machines can be long at times.

There is also a subway (MRT). Get a BTS/MRT map from the hotel concierge. The nearest MRT stop is at Sukhumvit Station - see below (right next to the Asok BTS station). 

Location

The close proximity to BTS Sky train Station Phrom Phong, as well as the EM District lifestyle malls, enable mobility and easy access to some of the city’s most talked about hotspots. Only 400 meters or approximate 5 minutes walks from BTS to hotel via Park. Please note that the gate is now open every day from 06.00-20.00 hrs.

SUKHUMVIT

The longest road in Thailand, both it and its many adjoining 'sois' (sub-streets) are poor on traditional tourist attractions but rich in of-the-minute shopping, eating and nightlife. The many fashionable restaurants, bars, air-conditioned malls, luxury hotels and hip clubs give the area a distinctly modern, cosmopolitan flavour. And little, stress-busting pockets of calm can be found in the sweet cafes, atmospheric restaurants and lush day spas that hide down many of its sois. Making exploring its staggering length incredibly easy is the Skytrain (BTS) that runs through most of its downtown stretch

What's On Sukhumvit

First time in Sukhumvit

The best of Sukhumvit 

IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS

Tourist Police / Emergency hotline: Tel: 1155

Bumrungrad Hospital Emergency (Sukhumvit Soi 3): Tel: 02 667 29999

Embassy Telephone Address Email
Australia Embassy 02 344 6300 37 South Sathorn Road austembassy.bangkok@dfat.gov.au
Canada Embassy 02 237 4126 or 02 663 0540 Abdulrahim Place, 15th Floor, 990 Rama IV Road enqserv@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
New Zealand Embassy 02 254 2530 14th Floor, All Seasons Place
United Kingdom 02 253 0191 1031 Wireless Road Info.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk
United States of America 02 205 4000 95 Wireless Road mailto:acsbkk@state.gov

OVERSEAS PHONE CALLS:

Buy a phone card at 7/11 or other shops. Use specially marked gold street phone booths, or use Skype at Internet cafes.

       

THE BENEFIT OF PURCHASING WHILE WORKING ABROAD.

The team from Expat Property Planners will be attending the Bangkok fair and be able to assist you with any questions or planning for your adventure abroad.   

SEE YOU AT THE BANGKOK FAIR!


  

 

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Robert Barlas is the author of the Teaching Overseas Handbook.