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First-Time Overseas (Virtual)

December 10 - 11, 2022

GLOBAL
VIRTUAL

Fair Organizer: Gary MacPhie

 

THE GLOBAL VIRTUAL FAIR PROVIDES A PRACTICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR RECRUITERS AND CANDIDATES AROUND THE WORLD TO CONNECT AND INTERVIEW FOR OVERSEAS POSITIONS.

 

The Global Virtual Fair takes place Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022. It is open to all Search member schools world-wide, and all Active registered Search candidates, including those with international school experience as well as candidates seeking their first international school assignment.

 

Last year, the Global Virtual Fair attracted 50 schools and over 300 candidates, which proved a successful ratio. We hope to attract similar numbers of schools and candidates this year. Our virtual platform has seen many improvements since last year, adding more personalized interactions between schools and candidates, improved messaging and scheduling tools.

 

Each school will present a live-streamed Q&A session. Candidates will have the opportunity to connect with the recruiters to ask questions about the school and community. 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.

 

Since it is a virtual fair, candidates and recruiters should not have to take time off work/school to participate in the Interview Request sessions. The Q&A sessions will be recorded for candidates who could not attend the live sessions.

 

CRITERIA FOR ATTENDANCE:

Schools:

  • Open to all Search member schools worldwide, offering any curriculum (including Canadian, American, UK, Australian or New Zealand curricula).

Candidates:

  • Open to all ACTIVE Seach candidates, seeking positions in all subjects (including specialists) and all grade levels, and all curricula.
  • Experienced international candidates as well as candidates seeking their first international school assignment.
  • Administrative candidates are welcome to attend and apply for leadership positions.

INVITATIONS: Registered, fully Active Search candidates can request an invitation to this fair starting September 1st, either directly from their Search dashboard, or via their Senior Associate. Invitations to our member schools will be available June 1st. 

 

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

 

I look forward to welcoming you to the Global Virtual Fair in December!

 

Kind regards,

 

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate and Fair Organizer

 

 

Please Note:

Search Associates job fairs are issued by invitation only to candidates who have been fully accepted as members, and are in Active status. This process assures our candidates they are getting to the right fair with the guidance of their Senior Associate and team members. 

 

Please note that in order to better manage our virtual fairs, we may cap the number of attendees so that we can provide better support to both our member schools and candidates in attendance. To that end, we expect our virtual fairs to fill up quickly, and sometimes quite suddenly with little warning. Therefore, if you are interested in attending one of our fairs, we ask that you please keep this in mind. Thank you.

THE GLOBAL VIRTUAL FAIR IS A PRACTICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR CANDIDATES AROUND THE WORLD, TO CONNECT and interview WITH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL RECRUITERS.

 

The Global Virtual Fair will be held Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022. All Active Search candidates are welcome to attend.

 

Criteria for Attendance:

  • Open to certified teacher candidates in all subjects (including specialists) and all grade levels, and all curricula.
  • Experienced international candidates as well as candidates who are seeking their first international school assignment may register.
  • Administrative candidates are also welcome to attend and apply for leadership positions.

The Global Virtual Fair will attract Search member schools from all regions of the world. Candidates should therefore be open to opportunities in a wide range of locations, in order to gain the most benefit from attending the event. 

 

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. Both leadership and teaching candidates (including specialists) are welcome to attend.

 

Each school will present a live-streamed Q&A session. Candidates will have the opportunity to connect with the recruiters after the presentation to ask questions about the school and community. 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.

 

As this is a virtual event, with candidates and recruiters located in various time zones, candidates need to be available over the full course of the 2-day Fair. However, candidates should not have to take time off work/school to participate in the Interview Request Sessions. Candidates will be able to directly request interviews with the attending schools for their open positions, appropriate to their experience and qualifications. It is very probably that interviews will be scheduled by schools during the days or weeks that follow the published fair dates, at a mutually convenient time and taking into consideration time zone differences.

 

Active Search 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.

The registration fee is US$50 per candidate. Candidates attending this Fair as their first fair within their current membership are exempt from the US$50 fee. 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 are not yet registered with Search Associates, please contact me for information on joining Search Associates and participating in the Global Virtual Fair, or click here to start your application with Search Associates.

We look forward to welcoming all Search candidates to our Global Virtual Fair in December. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate and Fair Organizer

 

 

Please Note:

Search Associates job fairs are issued by invitation only to candidates who have been fully accepted as members, and are in active status. This process assures our candidates they are getting to the right fair with the guidance of their Senior Associate and team members. 

 

Please note that in order to better manage our fairs, in particular our virtual fairs, we may cap the number of attendees so that we can provide better support to both our member schools and candidates in attendance. To that end, we expect our virtual fairs to fill up quickly, and sometimes quite suddenly with little warning. Therefore, if you are interested in attending one of our fairs, we ask that you please keep this in mind. Thank you.

 

THe global VIRTUAL FAIR OFFERS A PRACTICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE OPTION FOR SCHOOLS WORLD-WIDE TO CONNECT AND INTERVIEW WITH CANDIDATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

 

The Global Virtual Fair will be held Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th, 2022. Search member schools offering any major international school curriculum are welcome to attend.

 

Teacher and Administrator candidates attending this Fair will have international or 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 2+ years of full-time teaching experience, although new teaching graduates and teachers with less than 2 years of experience will also be allowed to register. Candidates are advised that they should be open to opportunities in as wide a range of locations as possible, in order to benefit fully from this Fair.

 

Our virtual fair platform has seen many improvements since last year, adding more personalized interactions between candidates and schools, improved messaging and scheduling tools. 

 

Each school will be given the opportunity to present a 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.

 

Since it is a virtual fair, recruiters should not have to take time off work/school to participate in the Interview Request sessions. Once the connection has been made via the Virtual Fair Portal, schools can schedule interviews during the fair, or during the days and weeks following the fair, as mutually arranged with the candidates.

 

Based on our experience with hosting a virtual fair, 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, especially when scheduling interactions across different time zones. 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 December Global Virtual Fair.

 

Kind regards,

Gary MacPhie, Senior Associate and Fair Organizer

Gary and Barbara MacPhie are the organizers of the Global Virtual Fair in December.

During the course of the online event, there will be live, On Demand support for schools and candidates provided by the organizing team, and by other Search colleagues around the world, ensuring we cover all relevant time zones as fully as possible.

The fair schedule and other important information will be available on our Fair Pages in the coming months. We will also be emailing all registered recruiters and candidates with these details and any updates so everyone is well-informed. Nearer to the start date of the Fair, we will provide candidates and schools with full orientation and instructions on how to successfully navigate the virtual event. We are, of course, ready to answer any questions participants may have, prior to and during the event itself.

For schools and candidates, a virtual fair requires careful preparation - even more than a traditional in-person job fair, in order to maximize benefits from the experience. You will need to manage your time, maintain good communication, keep on top of scheduled interactions, and make time for research. Our aim, therefore, is to fully support candidates and schools in achieving those goals through deploying our global team of experienced Senior Associates.

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