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First-Time Overseas (Virtual)

December 10 - 11, 2022

GLOBAL
VIRTUAL

Fair Organizer: Gary MacPhie

 

THIS GLOBAL VIRTUAL FAIR IS FOR DOMESTIC-EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES SEEKING THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT.

This Fair is specifically designed for candidates seeking their first international school position, outside their home country. Recruiting schools will come from all regions of the world, and are OPEN TO HIRING FIRST-TIME OVERSEAS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

 

By ensuring a level playing field, this Fair offers a great opportunity for experienced teachers ready to take their first step into the international teaching community.

 

The First-Time Overseas Virtual Fair takes place Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022. A virtual fair provides a practical, cost-effective option for both recruiters and candidates around the world to connect and interview online. Since it is a virtual fair, candidates and recruiters should not have to take time off work/school to participate.

 

Candidates will have the opportunity to connect directly with the schools during the live-streamed Q&A sessions. Candidates can listen to the recruiters talk about their schools and ask questions about their programs and community. This is an excellent way to learn more about international schools and living overseas.

 

CRITERIA FOR ATTENDANCE:

Schools:

  • Open to all Search member schools worldwide, offering any curriculum (including Canadian, American, UK, Australian or New Zealand curricula) which are OPEN TO HIRING FIRST-TIME OVERSEAS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

Candidates:

  • Open to Active Seach candidates seeking their FIRST international school assignment outside their home country.
  • All subjects, including specialists, all grade levels Preschool to Grade 12, and all curricula.
  • Teachers with limited years of experience may also register.
  • Administrative candidates may attend and apply for leadership positions.
  • Candidates with current or previous international school experience outside their home country should not attend this fair. Please discuss other Search fair options with your Senior Associate.
  • For more details, please read the information under the "Candidates" tab on this page.

INVITATIONS: Active Search candidates can request an invitation to this fair starting August 16th, 2022 either directly from their Search dashboard, or via their Senior Associate.

 

If you are not yet registered with Search Associates, please contact me for information on joining Search and participating in the First-Time Overseas Virtual Fair, or click here to start your application

 

I look forward to "seeing you" in December!

 

Kind regards,

 

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate and Fair Organizer

THIS GLOBAL VIRTUAL FAIR IS FOR DOMESTIC-EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES ONLY, WHO ARE SEEKING THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT.

 

This fair is specifically designed for candidates seeking their first international school position outside their home country. Recruiting schools will come from all regions of the world and are OPEN TO HIRING FIRST-TIME OVERSEAS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

 

By ensuring a level playing field, this fair offers a great opportunity for experienced teachers ready to take their first step into the international teaching community.

 

This Fair will attract Search member schools from all regions of the world. Attending schools will be seeking candidates with experience in any of the major international school curricula, including Canadian, American, UK, Australian or New Zealand curricula. Candidates should be open to opportunities in a wide range of locations, in order to gain the most benefit from this global fair.

 

  • This special Fair will be held Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022.

  • The fair's time zone is London, UK time (UTC) - this is the most universal time zone to set the fair schedule considering candidates and recruiters are located world-wide. Candidate Schedule Draft 2022.pdf

  • As this is a global virtual event, with school recruiters located in various time zones, candidates need to be fully available over the 2-day weekend fair. However, candidates should not have to take time off work/school to participate.

  • Using the Virtual Fair Portal, candidates will be able to request interviews with the attending schools for their posted positions, appropriate to experience and qualifications. Recruiters can view your full Search profile including confidential references, resume/CV, supporting documents and background checks via the Fair Portal.

  • Online interviews will be scheduled by schools during the fair, or during the days or weeks that follow the published fair dates, at a mutually convenient time and taking into consideration time zone differences (using Zoom, Teams etc).

  • Each school will present a 30-minute live-streamed Q&A session. Candidates will have the opportunity to connect with the recruiters to ask questions about the school and community. According to recruiters and candidates at our previous virtual fairs, the Q&A sessions allow meaningful and personal connections to be made in an online platform. The sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live-streamed events.

  • Candidates have the option of uploading a 1-minute introductory video/reel, once the fair portal has opened (1 week prior to the fair). More details will follow closer to the fair.

  • The list of attending schools will be published in the coming months. Active candidates also have access to the schools' vacancies via the Search database.

Criteria for Attendance:

  • Open to Active Seach candidates seeking their FIRST international school assignment outside their home country.
  • All subjects, including specialists, all grade levels Preschool to Grade 12, and all curricula.
  • Teachers with limited years of experience may also register.
  • Administrative candidates may attend and apply for leadership positions.
  • Candidates with current or previous international school experience outside their home country should not attend this fair. Please discuss other Search fair options with your Senior Associate.

Candidates may request an invitation to this fair from their dashboards in their Search account or via their own Senior Associate, starting September 1st. Your Search profile must be complete with the required confidential references, resume/CV, bio and other supporting documents uploaded.

There is no cost to attend this fair, if this is your first fair within your Search membership period (this first fair fee exemption does not apply to candidates who are registered with one of our UK offices - Dominic Currer's and Peter Smyth's offices). If you have already attended a fair, the additional fair fee is US$50 per candidate.

If you are not yet registered with Search Associates, please contact me for information on joining Search Associates and participating in the First-Time Overseas Virtual Fair, or click here to start your application with Search Associates.

If you have any questions, please contact me. We look forward to "seeing you" in December. 

 

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate and Fair Organizer

THIS GLOBAL VIRTUAL FAIR IS FOR DOMESTIC-EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES ONLY, WHO ARE SEEKING THEIR FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT.

 

Search member schools offering any major international school curriculum are welcome to attend, but your school must be OPEN TO HIRING FIRST-TIME OVERSEAS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. This ensures a level playing field for our candidates.

 

We intend to attract an outstanding group of candidates who are enthusiastic to join the international teaching community. 

  • The Fair will be held Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022

  • The fair's time zone is London, UK time (UTC) - this is the most universal time zone to set the fair schedule considering candidates and recruiters are located world-wide. Recruiter Schedule Draft 2022.pdf

  • Candidates attending this Fair will have strong domestic experience in their home countries, with experience in Canadian, American, UK, Australian or New Zealand curricula, or their national curricula.

  • The majority of candidates will have 3+ years of full-time teaching experience, although teachers with less than 2 years of experience will also be allowed to register. Experienced administrative candidates will also attend, seeking international leadership roles.

  • A virtual fair provides a practical and cost-effective option for both recruiters and candidates from around the world to connect and interview online. Since it is a virtual fair, recruiters should not have to take time off work/school to participate in the Q&A sessions and Interview Request sessions.

  • Using our Virtual Fair Portal, schools can schedule online interviews during the fair, or during the days and weeks following the fair, as mutually arranged with the candidates. Schools can use their own video platform for interviews (ie Zoom and Teams).

  • Each school will be given the opportunity to host a 30-minute live-streamed Q&A session. For the last 2 years of Search virtual fairs, both recruiters and candidates praised the Q&A sessions for allowing meaningful connections to be made in a virtual platform.

  • We recommend that schools engage a team of recruiters in order to efficiently manage the range of tasks involved - researching candidates, reference-checking, evaluating applications and interviewing candidates. For this reason, we are charging a single per school registration fee of US$500 for up to 4 recruiters (each additional recruiter is US$100). 

Schools can request invitations to attend the Fair from their dashboards in their Search Associates account, from June 1, 2022. Or contact me, Gary MacPhie, for an invitation.

 

We look forward to welcoming your school's recruiters to our special First-Time Overseas Virtual Fair in December!

 

Kind regards,

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate and Fair Organizer

Did You Know…?

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