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Melbourne

January 4 - 7, 2020

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

January 4 - 7, 2020

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
INTERCONTINENTAL MELBOURNE THE RIALTO

Fair Organizer: Nick Kendell

MELBOURNE SEARCH FAIR.

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Welcome to Summer in Melbourne and the Search Associates International Job Fair.

Thank you for your interest in the Melbourne 2020 Fair.

Registrations for schools will open June 1st and registration for teachers will open July 1st, 2019.

 

This has consistently been one of the most successful Search Associates Fairs in terms of placement ratios, so teaching candidates have an early opportunity to impress the schools and recruiters at the beautiful InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. Teachers who receive invitations to this fair are passionate about their students and have a proven track record.

The FAIR SCHEDULE is available on your dashboard for registered candidates and recruiters. 

Click on the tab, 'Schools Attending' on this page, for an up-to-date record of registered schools. This list will grow as schools finalise their hiring needs. Check back frequently to see the school list which will automatically update as schools register to attend, and/or cancel their attendance.

We anticipate around 40- 50 international schools will be in attendance and approximately 150-200 candidates.

WHY CHOOSE THE MELBOURNE FAIR?

  • Extremely friendly and collegial fair.
  • The majority of candidates have had inquiry-based teaching in Australia and New Zealand. 
  • The number of schools attending the Fair will remain capped at approximately 50 of the best institutions invited worldwide in order to keep the ratio of teachers to schools at 1:4.
  • The highest percentage of teachers placed each year (In the past almost 70% of teachers attending the fair have walked away with a job, and 80% of teachers received an offer).

Check out Feedback from candidates and recruiters

 

WHAT SORT OF SCHOOLS RECRUIT AT THE Melbourne FAIR?

It is important to note that the growth of the international school market is exponential and each year we are seeing a considerable number of new schools coming 'on line' and looking to recruit teaching staff. There is, naturally, a very wide quality spectrum of schools available for candidates to consider and we can help candidates chart their way through this vital exercise in a number of ways.

Firstly, schools attending the Melbourne fair have to be first of all registered with Search Associates. Roughly 10% of all schools listing themselves as providing international education, worldwide, are currently registered with Search Associates. This is the product of clear policy by our company to work with a certain type of schools. Each applicant school has to undertake a rigorous process of screening before it is accepted.  As a registered candidate at the Melbourne Fair you can expect specific advice regarding schools which are of interest to you.

IS THERE A CLEAR PROFILE OF CANDIDATES WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING PLACEMENTS AT THE melbourne FAIR?

This is a very difficult question to answer as there are always exceptions to the rule. Teachers in specialist fields have the best chances of success due to a smaller teacher supply in relation to the number of jobs. Specialist areas include: music, art, library, early childhood, science and mathematics, and advanced level teachers (such as IB Diploma, AP, GCE A-Level). Specialists do have an advantage over English and ESL teachers, fields in which the supply is large, but schools are always looking for outstanding teachers in all areas.  Also in high demand:  educators who have flexibility and the willingness to work in sometimes challengingly different professional environments. However, any teachers with a proven track record and a passion for student learning can succeed at this fair.

Teachers without recognised professional training and teaching certification / qualification will find it difficult to secure placements at this Fair.

Please contact Nick kendell for more information.

We would love to see you there!
Country School
Cambodia Australian International School of Phnom Penh
China Beijing International Bilingual Academy - Beijing Campus
China Green Oasis School
China Haileybury International School Tianjin
China Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Chongqing
China Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Zhuhai
China Harrow International School Haikou
China Harrow Little Lions Nanning/Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Nanning
China Harrow Shenzhen Qianhai
China Innova Academy
China International School of Tianjin
China ISA International School- Science City
China Keystone Academy
China Shanghai Community International School
China Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School
China Shekou International School
China Shenwai Longgang International School
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China Wellington College International Hangzhou
China Wellington College International Tianjin
China Western Academy of Beijing
China Whittle School & Studios - Shenzhen
China/Hong Kong English Schools Foundation
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Germany Franconian International School, Erlangen
Indonesia ACG School Jakarta
Indonesia Global Jaya School
Iraq International Maarif Schools - Erbil
Japan Fukuoka International School
Korea Chadwick International
Korea Dwight International School Seoul
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Oman Al Sahwa Schools, Muscat
Qatar Qatar Academy Al Khor
Qatar Qatar Academy Doha
Saudi Arabia Riyadh International School for Boys & Girls
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Singapore GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
South Africa American International School of Johannesburg
United Arab Emirates Dubai American Academy (GEMS)
United Arab Emirates Dwight School Dubai
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
United Arab Emirates Victoria International School of Sharjah
Vietnam AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL VIETNAM - AISVN
Vietnam Australian International School, Vietnam
Vietnam United Nations International School of Hanoi

Saturday 1/4

8:00am - 12:00pm
Candidate Registration
Meet our team who will go through fair documents and details with you.
Pre Function Area
9:00 - 10:00am
Introduction to the IB - DP, MYP, PYP
Deidre Fischer and Chris Green (both former directors of a number of international schools),offer guidance on how to manage approaching IB schools if you don't have experience.

Come along to get a broad overview of the PYP/MYP/IB and discover why many international schools have adopted this as their curriculum.  

10:00 - 11:00am
Candidate Meeting
Highly recommended for those new to fairs. Nick explains fair logistics and how to make the most of your time.
Laneway Rooms
The last 15 minutes will be devoted to an informal Q and A with experienced heads of schools: "Teaching in an international school - what our schools need". 
11:00am
How to nail your Interview
Presented by Deidre Fischer.
Laneway Rooms
11:30am - 12:00pm
Special Presentation: The real China revealed
Meet with recruiters currently living and working in China.
Laneway Rooms
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.
6:30 - 8:30pm
Optional Drinks, Meet and Greet
Free drink ticket at the door. See Nick and introduce yourself to collect!
Bluestone Bar
Get to know other teachers in a relaxed and informal setting. Search Associates staff will be in attendance along with some recruiters.

Sunday 1/5

8:00 - 10:00am
Candidate Registration
Registration continues - pick up your information and meet staff, if you haven't already.
Pre Function Area
11:00am - 12:30pm
School Interview Signups
Please see 'documents' or posters in the pre-function area.
Laneway Rooms
12:30 - 6:30pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various

Monday 1/6

8:00am - 6:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:30 - 8:30pm
Social Function
Please join the candidates, recruiters and Search Team for complimentary canapés and drinks.
Laneway Rooms
Don't forget your name tag! We would love to see you there. Dress code - interview attire or something a little more dressy. 

Tuesday 1/7

8:00am - 2:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
2:00pm
Fair Concludes
Important information when interviews are completed.
Pre Function Area
Please check out using the online fair portal. Collect your hanging file from the mailbox and bring it to a Search Associates staff member. ALSO, hand in your Check-Out sheet (blue) and have a quick debrief on your experience with an advisor.  A copy our fair survey will be sent via email when the fair concludes. We greatly value your feedback. 

Saturday 1/4

8:00am - 6:00pm
Recruiter Registration
Pick up information packs, list vacancies and become familiar with the Fair Portal
William Pitt Boardroom
List available vacancies on poster paper x 1. Log onto the Fair Portal, which can be accessed through your dashboard to enter your interview location, under 'Settings'. 
11:00am - 2:00pm
Light lunch available daily
More options may be purchased in the hotel which has a variety of cafes and restaurants.
Recruiter office (Patrick McCaughan Room)
5:45 - 6:30pm
APLi from a school's perspective
Join Tyler Sherwood who will explain how APLi helps his school's recruiting needs.
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If you haven't started using the Search Associate's free candidate management system, come along to ask Tyler your questions.
6:30 - 8:30pm
Optional Drinks, Meet and Greet
Free drink ticket at the door. See Nick and introduce yourself to collect!
Bluestone Bar
Get to know other teachers in a relaxed and informal setting. Search Associates staff will be in attendance along with some recruiters.

Sunday 1/5

8:00 - 11:00am
Recruiter Registration Continues
Business Office
9:30 - 11:00am
Sign-up preparation
Recruiters have access to Sign-up Rooms to set up their School area/display.
Laneway Rooms
9:45 - 10:05am
Recruiter Orientation
Highly recommended for recruiters new to the Melbourne fair. All recruiters welcome.
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11:00am - 12:30pm
School Interview Signups
Please see 'documents' or posters in the pre-function area.
Laneway Rooms
12:30 - 6:30pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:30 - 8:30pm
Recruiter Reception
Proudly sponsored by Lockton Employee Benefits. Please remember to wear your name tag.
Market Lane Bar

Monday 1/6

8:00am - 6:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:30 - 8:30pm
Social Function
Please join the candidates, recruiters and Search Team for complimentary canapés and drinks.
Laneway Rooms
Don't forget your name tag! We would love to see you there. Dress code - interview attire or something a little more dressy. 

Tuesday 1/7

8:00am - 2:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
2:00pm
Fair Concludes
At the completion of your interviews, please submit your job offer form, USB and name-tag
Business Office
A copy our fair survey will be sent via email when the fair concludes. We greatly value your feedback. 
   

 

 

"After sending numerous letters and CV's and completing many of the schools online application processes and not getting anything back except the occasional auto response, it was great to come the fair; the heads of some fantastic schools were there and ready to seriously consider candidates and offer positions." - Mark
"A whirlwind few days, but professionally run and with a spirit of friendliness and helpfulness that shone through." - Mathew
"Well organised, everything worked smoothly. Great to have a range of schools from various regions." - Katherine
"This was my first fair and I really appreciated the opportunity to get an insight into schools from around the world through the individual school presentations." - Lee
"Without the opportunity to meet recruiters face to face, candidates are often just 'another piece of paper' (cv) so it is invaluable!" - Rebecca
"A fantastic fair. We had no idea what to expect beforehand but would definitely recommend to others!" - Matthew
"Outstanding prior info about the fair and what to expect. Very good communication at all times and exceptionally helpful and friendly staff." - Clinton
"Well organised, plenty of help from staff when required. Staff were really friendly and made a point to check in with how I was going." - Pippa
"The atmosphere Nick, Paula and the team bring to the fair is why I come back. It is warm, and supportive with some humor which is perfect match and balance to the intensity of the fair." - Lauren
"At the start I was incredibly nervous but I was at ease after a few days and meeting with some of the schools and talking to them about their packages and support for teachers new to the school. If I wanted help it was there, that's all I could ever want." - Royce
"Great organisation, friendliness and helpfulness all around." - Henriette
"Wonderful atmosphere from recruiters, Search staff, and candidates." - Kyle
"I thought the backup and continued interest from Search Associates was excellent. You have some awesome people, including the boys." - Adrian

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Bridget McNamer holds an M.A. in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.