News: First-Time Overseas Fair -- The best way to launch your international teaching career - Dec 19, 2022
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Monday, December 19, 2022General News

First-Time Overseas Fair -- The best way to launch your international teaching career

 Barbara MacPhieOn December 10th and 11th, Senior Associate Gary MacPhie and partner Barbara MacPhie hosted the First-Time Overseas Virtual Fair, specifically designed for candidates seeking their first international school position, outside their home country. Recruiting schools, open to hiring first-time overseas teachers and administrators, participated from all regions of the world. This year, 139 recruiters from 46 schools in 23 countries and 200 candidates representing 41 different countries explored 515 international school vacancies.

Recruiter and English Head Teacher, Causeway Bay Victoria Kindergarten and International Kindergarten, Ann Fung said:

Thank you for your kind email and guiding us throughout this fair. We really enjoyed meeting the different candidates and look forward to speaking to some of them again. Your fair is well organized and is a great opportunity for candidates and recruiters to meet virtually. Once again, thank you for all your hard work in organizing such a successful fair!

The First-Time Overseas Virtual Fair ensures a level playing field for experienced teachers ready to take their first step into the international teaching community. Moreover, this practical, cost-effective option for recruiters and candidates around the world to connect and interview online happened during one weekend. Participants did not have to take time off work/school to travel and interview.

Candidate Kammo Melachi Francois Landry, from Cameroon, said,

My experience in the First-Time Overseas Fair was amazing. It was very productive as I learned a lot about the international school community. Thank you so much for organizing this fair.

A team of Search Associates helped share a ton of information. Senior Associate Xiaohang Sumner hosted some China Q&A sessions. Senior Consultant Julie Ryan provided a wonderful video on Interview Tips. Senior Associate Bill and his partner Alison Turner presented the workshop “Top Tips.” Senior Associate Jen Imholt and Executive Assistant Jim Albers, from the U.S. West Coast office, co-presented with Barbara “Moving Overseas…and Loving It.” 

Candidate Marcela Orduz, from Colombia, had this to say:

It was great to meet you and get inspired by your personal and professional experiences. Thank you very much for all your support, tips, and the logistics for the job fair; it was an outstanding and well-organized event. Also, I want to thank all the schools that participated in the fair.

We look forward to hosting the First-Time Overseas Virtual fair again next year. It’s the best way for candidates to launch their international teaching careers at quality international schools worldwide.


Did You Know…?

Senior Associate John Ritter consults on matters of governance, planning, head and board transition, and staff development with schools all over the world.