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East Asia Fair, Singapore

October 18 - 20, 2019

Hayden, Gez

Fair Organizer:
Gez Hayden

October 18 - 20, 2019

SINGAPORE
STAMFORD AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, SINGAPORE

Fair Organizer: Gez Hayden

Search Associates East Asia, Singapore: the major regional recruiting opportunity for IB and British International curriculum schools seeking experienced teachers.

CANDIDATE REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER 2019 SEARCH ASSOCIATES EAST ASIA FAIR (SINGAPORE) OPENS ON APRIL 01, 2019. SEARCH CANDIDATES WISHING TO RECRUIT THERE SHOULD PLEASE REQUEST AN INVITATION FROM THEIR SENIOR ASSOCIATE ON OR AFTER THAT DATE. INVITATION REQUESTS CAN BE MADE From YOUR SEARCH DASHBOARD.

Which Candidates Should Attend?

Top candidates with a minimum of two years' teaching in an international school, outside their home country, with recognised international curriculum experience, including of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes; the British International Curriculum - the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), IGCSE, and International A Level. The fair is for classroom teacher, counselor, librarian, tech integrator, tech director and department head/chair candidates. It is not for leadership candidates above that level.

Candidate Invitations

We open to candidates on April 01 2019. Please request an invitation from your home Associate on or after that date, via your dashboard. Qualified candidates wishing to secure their fair place before the end of the 2018/9 school year must complete their Search Associates profile and request an invitation to attend.

Schools

The East Asia Fair is a regional fair: Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong & Macao), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Invitations will be sent to schools in April 2019. The list of attending schools will not be "mature" before mid-September 2019.

Curriculum

Recruiters attend seeking exclusively to hire teachers whose experience is consistent with the fair's curriculum/experience focus (see above).

Scale

No more than 50 schools may attend.  We anticipate limiting the number of candidates attending to approximately 150.

Candidate Support

Candidates attending the East Asia Fair are supported by an experienced advisor from the team of Senior Associates attending, and their offices' colleagues. The advisors provide a listening ear to assist candidates in making decisions.

Venue

The venue for the Search Associates East Asia Fair is Stamford American International School, Singapore.

Gez Hayden

Saturday 10/19

7:00am
Candidate Lounge Open
TBA
7:00 - 8:00am
Candidate Self-Registration
TBA
8:00 - 8:45am
Candidate Briefing
TBA
9:00 - 10:30am
Interview Sign-up
TBA
11:00am - 5:00pm
Interviews
SAIS classrooms
11:00am - 5:00pm
School Presentations
TBA
5:30 - 7:00pm
Recruiter & Candidate Mixer
TBA

Sunday 10/20

12:00 - 3:00am
School Presentations
TBA
8:00am - 5:00pm
Interviews
SAIS classrooms

Friday 10/18

12:00 - 3:30am
Recruiter Registration
Napier Room, 6th Floor, One Farrer Hotel
3:45 - 4:30pm
Recruiter Briefing
Napier Room, 6th Floor, One Farrer Hotel
5:00 - 7:00pm
Recruiter Reception
Napier Room, 6th Floor, One Farrer Hotel

Saturday 10/19

7:30 - 8:45am
Recruiter Set-up: interview rooms
SAIS classrooms
8:45 - 9:00am
Recruiter Set-up: Interview Sign-up
TBA
9:00 - 10:30am
Interview Sign-up
TBA
11:00am - 5:00pm
Interviews
SAIS classrooms
11:00am - 5:00pm
School Presentations
TBA
5:30 - 7:00pm
Recruiter & Candidate Mixer
TBA

Sunday 10/20

12:00 - 3:00am
School Presentations
TBA
8:00am - 5:00pm
Interviews
SAIS classrooms

Welcome to the Candidate Information Page for the Search Associates EAST ASIA Job Fair, singapore, october 18 - 20 2019

Thanks for your interest in our East Asia Job Fair. Candidates may request an invitation to this job fair from April 01, 2019 (read below). On this page, find information and updates (as they are posted). Please also read the Candidate Eligibility page (next tab) summarising the Fair's nature and candidate fit.  The fair is exclusively for top candidates seeking mainly classroom posts, with minimum 2 years' international teaching outside their home country. Curriculum experience may include  the various British International and  IB curricula. It is only for schools offering such international programmes. The East Asia Fair is a friendly event, on a human scale, hosted at Stamford American International School (SAIS).

If you wish to attend the fair your Search candidate profile must be complete and fully referenced. Request an invitation from your home Associate from your dashboard in your Search account. The bullets below are important. Please read them.

  • The first attendance day of this fair for candidates is Saturday, October 19, 2019. Self-registration at the school is 07.00 to 08.00 that day.
  • You MUST arrive so early to self-register, pick up your fair packet, and then to attend the candidate orientation meeting .
  • The interview sign-up session, at which interview times and rooms are fixed with recruiters, starts at 09.00 on Saturday October 19.
  • The venue for the Fair is Stamford American International School, Singapore.
  • The Fair Schedule for Candidates is already available. We have not yet confirmed with SAIS which rooms we shall use for which purposes, however.
  • Very near the date of the fair, we offer a fair portal, which acts like an app, to help you manage your experience of the fair.
  • Communication will by via the Attendify instant messaging system, and email. There is no papaer communicatoin system.
  • You do need to have with you a laptop or tablet. Warning - if you have a tablet, you may be unable to open schools' own information for prospective candidates, which may be provided on an external drive or disk.
  • Recruiters will have secure access to your full Search file and confidential references during the job fair. It is prudent, however, to hand a résumé to recruiters at interview sign-up and at interviews themselves. This is both an aide-mémoire for recruiters, and a document on which they can make notes about you.
  • Bring with you:
    1. 25 2-side maximum A4 or Letter size résumés, with photo, and contacts for main current school referees who can be contated by phone during the fair.
    2. a laptop or tablet computer for accessing digital information at the fair. Most information provided is digital.

ACCOMMODATION ADVICE - CANDIDATES

Stamford American International School is conveniently located near Woodleigh MRT Station, North East Line (Purple), meaning candidates can easily access the school from almost anywhere in Singapore.We therefore encourage candidates attending the fair, who are uncomfortable with the Hilton Singapore cost, to explore other accommodation possibilities near a North East Line MRT station.THe hotel base for recruiters is One Farrer Hotel, near to Farrer Park MRT station.

Some hotel suggestions are: Hotel Clover the Arts; Jayleen 1918 Hotel; Jayleen Clarke Quay Hotel; Hotel Clover 5 Hong Kong Street; YMCA. Please be aware Search Associates has no connection with any of the above hotels.

Candidates wishing to stay at the One Lanner Hotel are welcome to request a booking form from the office of Gez Hayden. This must be scanned and emailed to the hotel.

Please email any questions to Amelia Ren-Hayden on ahayden@searchassociates.com

Gez Hayden

The Search Associates East Asia Job Fair is a niche fair, serving mainly schools offering a British international curriculum (UK Key Stages, IGCSE, IPC, IMYC, A Levels), or the the IB programmes (PYP, MYP, CP and Diploma) et cetera. This is the curriculum experience attending schools expect candidates to have.

East Asia Fair Candidate Criteria

  • Activated, fully completed and referenced Search Associates profile with minimum 4 references, of which 2 should be  current school supervisor references
  • Minimum 2 completed years' experience in teaching at least one of the above programmes
  • That experience must have been gained in an international school outside the candidate's home country
  • Be prepared to accept a new position for the following August
  • Seeking a Classroom Teacher, Counselor, Librarian, Tech Integrator, Tech Director or Head of Department/Department Chair position - the East Asia Fair is NOT for senior leadership candidates

The very first East Asia Fair took place in October 2018. Here are some statisitics from that event. We intend that  2019's statisitics will be even better for both schools and candidates - please see our targets below.

ATTENDANCE AND OPENINGS 2018

SCHOOLS                                        32 schools attended, from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

RECRUITERS                                  62 recruiters attended

VACANCIES                                    The 32 schools brought 286 vacancies.

CANDIDATES                                 149 candidates attended

RATINGS 2018

Recruiters and candidates took part in an evaluation survey, in which aspects of the fair were rated excellent, very good, good, fair, poor.

CANDIDATES QUALITY                                  Good – Excellent:   83%

SCHOOLS’ PROFESSIONALISM                    Good – Excellent:   98%

JOB FAIR RATING (CANDIDATES)               Good – Excellent:   82%   

JOB FAIR RATING (RECRUITERS)               Good – Excellent:   84%

 WOULD RECOMMEND TO COLLEAGUES?

RECRUITERS        86%

CANDIDATES         81%

TARGETS FOR 2019

Schools         40

Vacancies     360

Candidates  180


 

The Search Associates East Asia Fair welcomes schools which offer British International and IB Programmes, and any Singapore-based member school.  All attending candidates will have completed at least 2 years teaching one or more of these programmes, in an international school outside their home country. They will be seeking primarily a classroom teaching position. Invitations will be sent to schools in April 2019. Schools  from the following countries will attend: Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong & Macau), Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Schools wishing to learn more should please contact the organiser, Gez Hayden, on ghayden@searchassociates.com

VENUE

The East Asia Job Fair will take place at Stamford American International School, Singapore (SAIS), Woodleigh Campus.

HOTEL: One Farrer Hotel. A shuttle service for those staying at the hotel will link ONE FARRER  and  SAIS. One Farrer is adjacent to Farrer Park MRT station, 3 stops on the North East (purple) Line from Woodleigh MRT Station, which is walking distance from SAIS.

Recruiters register at the One Farrer Hotel on Friday October 18. Candidates arrive and register at SAIS on Saturday October 19, very early - 07.00 to 07.45. Events related to the Fair will not take place at the hotel.  All will take place at SAIS. We anticipate that candidates may find One Farrer Hotel expensive - there is no expectation that candidates stay there. Our advice is to source affordable accommodation near a North East MRT Line statiion. Those wishing to do so are of course welcome. Please download the booking form here.

ACCOMMODATION ADVICE - CANDIDATES

Accommodation at One Farrer Hotel is expensive. We therefore encourage candidates attending the fair, who are uncomfortable with the One Farrer Hotel cost, to explore other accommodation possibilities near to a North East Line MRT Station. The Woodleigh MRT station (North East Line)  is within easy walking distance of the school.  Some suggestions are: Hotel Clover the Arts; Jayleen 1918 Hotel; Jayleen Clarke Quay Hotel; Hotel Clover 5 Hong Kong Street; YMCA. Candidates attending job fairs commonly stay with friends, or rent private accommodation. Please be aware Search Associates has no connection with any of the above hotels.


 

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