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Global Fair (Virtual)

December 11 - 12, 2021

GLOBAL

Fair Organizer: Gary MacPhie

 

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

The Global Virtual 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 which are open to hiring first-time overseas teachers and administrators.

 

Last year, the December Global Virtual Fair attracted 100 schools and over 500 candidates, which proved a successful ratio. We hope to attract similar numbers of schools and candidates this year. 

 

The Global Virtual Fair takes place December 11-12, 2021. A virtual fair provides a practical, safe and cost-effective way for both recruiters and candidates around the world to meet and interview for overseas positions. Our virtual platform has seen many improvements since last year, adding more personalized interactions between schools and candidates, improved messaging and scheduling tools. Since it is a virtual fair, candidates and recruiters should not have to take time off work/school to participate.

 

 CRITERIA FOR ATTENDANCE:

Schools:

  • Open to all Search member schools worldwide, offering any curriculum (including Canadian, American, UK, Australian or New Zealand curricula), open to hiring first-time overseas teachers and administrators.

Candidates:

  • Open to certified teacher candidates with domestic teaching experience in all subjects (including specialists) and all grade levels, and all curricula.
  • Administrative candidates are welcome to attend and apply for leadership positions.
  • New teaching graduates and teachers with limited years of experience are also encouraged to register.
  • 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.

INVITATIONS: Registered, fully Active Search candidates who meet the above criteria 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 August 15th. 

 

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 fairs, in particular our virtual fairs, we are capping 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, and 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.

Country School
Bolivia Santa Cruz Cooperative School
Cameroon American School of Yaounde
China BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
China BASIS International School Guangzhou
China BASIS International School Hangzhou
China BASIS International School Nanjing
China BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
China BASIS International School Shenzhen
China Daystar Academy
China HD Beijing School (Hurtwood House China)
China HD Ningbo School (Hurtwood House China)
China HD Qingdao Wanda School
China HD Shanghai Bilingual School
China Nansha College Preparatory Academy
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Christian Alliance International School
China/Hong Kong Discovery College
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Educational Organisation
Colombia Colegio Bolivar
Ecuador Colegio Menor Samborondon Campus
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Germany International School of Stuttgart e.V.
Honduras Escuela Internacional Sampedrana
Indonesia Global Jaya School
Indonesia Jakarta Intercultural School
Korea Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Kuwait Al-Bayan Bilingual School
Kuwait The American School of Kuwait
Mexico The American School Foundation, A.C. (Mexico City)
Nigeria American International School of Abuja
Philippines International School Manila
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia Dhahran Ahliyya Schools
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Switzerland Leysin American School
Switzerland TASIS The American School in Switzerland, Lugano
Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Turkey Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School
United Arab Emirates GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy, Abu Dhabi
Vietnam Hanoi International School
Vietnam Renaissance International School Saigon

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

 

The Global Virtual Fair in December is specifically designed for candidates seeking their first international school position outside their home country. By ensuring a level playing field, we hope to generate a lot of great matches. This formula proved successful for many candidates and schools alike at last year's fair.

 

Criteria for Attendance:

  • Open to certified teacher candidates with domestic teaching experience in all subjects (including specialists) and all grade levels, and all curricula.
  • Administrative candidates are welcome to attend and apply for leadership positions.
  • New teaching graduates and teachers with limited years of experience are also encouraged to register.
  • 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.  

The Global Virtual Fair will attract Search member schools from all regions of the world which are open to hiring first-time overseas teachers and administrators. 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) with domestic experience are welcome to attend. New teaching graduates and teachers with limited years of experience are also invited to register.

 

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. During 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 who meet this fair's criteria 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 domestic-experienced 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 are capping 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, and 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.

 

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

 

 

The Global Virtual Fair in December is intended for Search member schools world-wide, which are OPEN TO HIRING FIRST-TIME OVERSEAS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. Schools offering any major international school curriculum are welcome to attend.

 

Teacher and Administrator 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 new teaching graduates and teachers with limited 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. 

 

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 August 15, 2021. 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.

Did You Know…?

Search Associates has over 20 Senior Associates with offices around the globe, each bringing a wealth of experience in international education.