ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
We do NOT discriminate based on age, but candidates should be aware that schools in other countries may have age restrictions because of host country regulations governing work visas. Age limits might begin between 55 and 65 for some countries; however, many others impose no age limits at all. Each school profile will have age restrictions listed as applicable.
DEPENDENTS: I HAVE A NON-TEACHING PARTNER AND CHILDREN. WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF SECURING A JOB?
Schools have their “pick” from a large candidate pool. Teaching couples with few or no dependents and single candidates with no dependents tend to have a better chance of securing jobs than a teacher with a non-teaching partner (with or without dependents). The reality is that it is more challenging to secure a job with a non-teaching partner, and, even more, challenging if you have a non-teaching spouse and dependents. We have observed, however, that more and more schools today focus on quality, aiming foremost to get the best possible teacher.
HOW MANY JOBS ARE AVAILABLE IN MY FIELD?
The answer to this question depends greatly on the hiring needs of our member schools during a particular recruiting season. The number of jobs also varies according to the time of year and the field in question. For example, few jobs are available as business managers or in human resources because schools can usually find personnel for these departments in the host city/country. The number of jobs in each field is generally like a bell curve, low in September and October, building to a peak in December, January, February and March, and then tapering back down during the spring and summer.