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Melbourne

January 4 - 7, 2019

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

January 4 - 7, 2019

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.

This is the earliest Search Associates mid-size fair of the year, so teaching candidates have the first 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. This is traditionally the most successful Search Associates fair in terms of candidate placemets.

PLEASE READ THE FAIR SCHEDULE AND CANDIDATE INFORMATION AT THE TOP LEFT OF THIS SCREEN AND CONTACT YOUR ASSOCIATE FOR AN INVITATION.

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 50 international schools will be in attendance and approximately 150 candidates.

WHY CHOOSE THE MELBOURNE FAIR?

  • Small, friendly 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 in 2017 (almost 70% of teachers walked away with a job, and 80% of teachers received an offer).

Check out a fast-paced look at the fair 

 

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!

Friday 1/4

8:30am - 12:30pm
Candidate Registration
Meet our young assistants 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 and Chris 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.  

 

Presented by: Deidre Fischer and Chris Green (former directors of a number of international schools).
10:30 - 11:30am
Candidate Meeting
Highly recommended for those new to fairs. Nick explains fair logistics and how to make the most of your time.
Laneway Rooms
11:30 - 11:50am
Teaching in an international school - what our schools need
Informal Q and A with experienced Heads
Laneway Rooms
6:00 - 8:00pm
Optional Drinks, Meet and Greet
Free drink ticket at the door! See our assistants.
Market Lane Bar

Get to know other teachers in a relaxed and informal setting. Search Associates staff will be in attendance along with some recruiters.

Saturday 1/5

11:00am - 12:30pm
School Interview Sign-ups
Please see 'documents' or your registration folder for school locations.
Laneway Rooms
12:30 - 6:30pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various

Sunday 1/6

8:00am - 6:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:00 - 8:00pm
Social Function
Please join the candidates, recruiters and the Search Team for canape ´s and drinks.
Laneway Rooms

Monday 1/7

8:00am - 2:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
9:30 - 10:00am
Next steps if I don't have an offer from a school at the fair What to do moving forward...
We invite candidates to discuss steps to take to secure a position overseas using the database. Recruiters who are still looking for staff are also invited to attend to meet those still looking.
Wool

Friday 1/4

8:00am - 6:00pm
Recruiter Registration
Pick up information packs, list vacancies and become familiar with the Fair Portal
Business Office

Pick up information packs, nametags and USB drives if required. List available vacancies on poster paper. Please log onto the Fair Portal, which can be accessed through your dashboard. We would appreciate you entering your interview location under 'Settings', asap. You are able to record interviews here.

6:00 - 8:00pm
Optional Drinks, Meet and Greet
Free drink ticket at the door! See our assistants.
Market Lane Bar

Get to know other teachers in a relaxed and informal setting. Search Associates staff will be in attendance along with some recruiters.

Saturday 1/5

12:00 - 2:00am
Recruiter Registration
Pick up information packs, list vacancies become familiar with the Fair Portal
Business Office

Pick up information packs, nametags and USB drives if required. List available vacancies on poster paper. Please log onto the Fair Portal, which can be accessed through your dashboard. We would appreciate you entering your interview location under 'Settings' asap. You are able to schedule interviews here.

9:30 - 11:00am
Sign-up preparation
Recruiters have access to Sign-up Rooms to set up their School area/display.
Laneway Rooms
10:30 - 11:00am
Recruiter Meeting (for first time attendees)
Presented by Nick Kendell for recruiters new to the Melbourne Fair. Please indicate your interest in attending this meeting to Sally, when registering.
Stock
11:00am - 12:30pm
School Interview Sign-ups
Please see 'documents' or your registration folder for school locations.
Laneway Rooms
12:30 - 6:30pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:30 - 8:30pm
Recruiter Reception
Proudly sponsored by SCI Employee Benefits.
Market Lane Bar

Sunday 1/6

8:00am - 6:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
6:00 - 8:00pm
Social Function
Please join the candidates, recruiters and the Search Team for canape ´s and drinks.
Laneway Rooms

Monday 1/7

8:00am - 2:00pm
School Interviews
As arranged during sign-ups
Various
9:30 - 10:00am
Next steps if I don't have an offer from a school at the fair What to do moving forward...
We invite candidates to discuss steps to take to secure a position overseas using the database. Recruiters who are still looking for staff are also invited to attend to meet those still looking.
Wool
 

 

 

 

               

THE BENEFIT OF PURCHASING WHILE WORKING ABROAD.

The team from Expat Property Planners will be attending the Melbourne fair and be able to assist you with any questions or planning for your adventure abroad.   

 

 SEE YOU AT THE MELBOURNE FAIR!

"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 Diana Kerry was an international educator and administrator for 25 years in various countries, including Iran, France, Thailand, and Indonesia.