Why Do I Have To Pay To Teach Abroad?
It used to be "why do I have to pay to volunteer?" These days, since more and more people want to earn a salary while they travel, we have more and more people taking Au Pair and teaching jobs abroad. So of course we now hear, "why do I have to pay to get a job?"
During my 34 years in this business, I have met teachers who have had horrible experiences when they think they are going into a fantastic overseas teaching job only to find out they are not going to a real school, but a corporate school and not a true International school. They have been caught in a signed contract without having visited the school or met the administrators. Where do they turn without a support team who's only job is to look out for you?
At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the school and the position and in most cases, we have placed teachers at that school before. We make sure you're being paid the highest salary possible. We provide a formal orientation, starting when we pick you up at the airport. We help you with your visa, your formal documents and we make sure your new school is ready to receive you. In fact, if your placement doesn't work out, we will move you to another school.
A few days ago I saw a great post on Business Insider called You Can Hire Someone To Help You Get A Job. So I want to share some bits with you here. You can also read the entire article by clicking here.
More and more people are unhappy with their careers and seeking the help and support of professional career coaches. And traveling abroad to teach.
First, get clear on your goals. Are you going to get out of the U.S. and become an ex pat? Or are you going for a semester or academic year to get experience so you can come back to the U.S. and get a teaching job here?
Part of your fee includes helping you assess your strengths (and weaknesses) and how to get that on paper to get the very best job you can.
GeoVisions has the knowledge of what's out there and available, given your job history. And we'll put your application packet together for you, highlighting all the great stuff.
Anyway, you can read the post here, because some of you may not be looking for a teaching job. But after you read the post, if you have other suggestions, please add your comments below.