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July 20, 2005

Job Board Tips

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and talk about the ESL job postings, and explain the role that we play in helping you in your job search. I have been getting so many questions from readers who send me their resumes, or asked me to help them get "in" with a company, or help them find a job.

But that's not the role of the job board.

The job board is simply a listing all of the available jobs out there for ESL teachers. Normally, a person would have to travel all over the web to find them, but we've compiled them all in one place. In short, we can't find the jobs for you, or talk to someone to get you "in," but what we can do is provide a method that will make your job search A LOT easier.

Okay, having said that, in order for you to make the most out of your job search using our listings, there are a few things that you should do. Here are a few tips:

* Focus on one country at a time. We list the job openings by country in order to make the job search easier for you. If you really want to teach in Japan, don't waste valuable time searching the listings for Korea!

* Pay attention to the employer's guidelines. If they ask you to contact them via email with a resume including references, do it! You'd be surprised how many completely ignore the instructions provided by the employers. It's a sure way to be passed over.

* Know your requirements. The salaries in the listings vary greatly, but if you don't understand what it will take to live in a particular country, how will you be able to judge whether or not it's fair?

I hope this helps to clear up some things!

Until next time,

Michelle

Posted by msimmons at July 20, 2005 07:12 PM

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