STAYING POSITIVE AS AN 

EXPAT TEACHER

New Partnership - Workaway Recruitment and Abu Dhabi Na Fianna GAA.

September 30, 2018

It is with great pleasure to announce Workaway Recruitment as the official teacher recruitment partner of Abu Dhabi Na Fianna GAA Club. Both the team in Workaway Recruitment and committee members of Abu Dhabi Na Fianna are focused on making sure Irish teachers and those of other nationalities involved in the club have secure links to international schools in the region. 

STAYING POSITIVE AS A EXPAT TEACHER

November 01, 2017

Bad day? The day starts with the hot water service not working, you know that the landlord wont fix it for 6 weeks but it’s the power is out again and you have no credit left on your public transport card, no money till payday. 

You arrive at work with a heavy heart,  email from the Principal’s PA requesting a meeting to discuss a parent complaint, kick the bin and someone’s late curry lunch is all over the floor. You’ve got a full day of teaching and the next email states that you didn’t do your attendance rolls yesterday.

DEALING WITH CULTURAL SHOCK AS A NEW INTERNATIONAL TEACHER

August 27, 2017

Culture shock is entirely normal, usually unavoidable and not a sign that you have made a mistake or that you won’t manage.  In fact, there are very positive aspects of culture shock.  The experience can be a significant learning experience, making you more aware of aspects of your own culture as well as the new culture you have entered.Click below for tips on how to handle your culture shock

CATCHING UP WITH HONG KONGS GAA CLUB CHAIRMAN KEVIN CHAN

May 23, 2017

For those of you not familiar with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the GAA is an Irish and international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting Gaelic Games, which include the traditional Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football. The GAA is notoriously popular for teachers living abroad.

WHATS LIKE LIFE FOR IRISH TEACHERS IN THE MIDDLE EAST ?

May 09, 2017

After teaching in the Middle East, I conducted an informal online survey of 30 other Irish teachers working around the Middle East, asking them to outline their experiences. I asked questions about their view of the education system they currently work in, how it compares to Ireland, the positives and negatives of living here, and whether they would recommend it to other Irish teachers.​

The big selling point for everyone who responded is the tax-free salary. There are also no bills to pay, and accommodation is provided free for the vast majority of teachers working here.

HOW TO WRITE A COVER LETTER TO GET YOU NOTICED

January 05, 2017

As a recruiter, there are certain things you lookout for on a cover letter. A cover letter is essentially the first thing a hiring or HR manager views from your application. A well written cover letter can actually land the interview, even if the candidate does not have the sufficient experience on the CV.​

Before we go into the tips of how to write a sharp cover letter, it's important to get an understanding of what a cover letter / email actually is and what it's purpose is.

TIPS FOR CREATING A TEACHING CV

December 07, 2016

Recruiters and hiring managers look at 100s of CVs every week. It becomes apparent what a strong CV is and what is not. Hopefully, this article will give you some insight and make sure your CV gets into that “Strong CV” category and not the recycling bin.​

The international education industry is competitive; especially for the really good teaching jobs in top international schools and language centres. Your CV may be your only opportunity to land your dream job in your ideal school. It’s important to get it right! It’s also a chance to set a foundation to sell yourself to your ideal future employer.

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