Want to teach in Asia in September 2022? Read this post!

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If you want to secure a great teaching job in Asia, this post is for you! Why? Because many of the top international schools in Asia will have already started advertising and many of the great ones will have FINISHED their recruitment by the end of November for the next academic year! 

So if you want to teach in Asia, here is your To-Do List…

  1. Decide which locations in Asia suit your personal, professional, and financial goals. 
  2. Start checking out vacancies at great schools, using this free checklist of 10 websites to find teaching jobs in Asia that I’ve created especially for you!
  1. Tailor your CV and cover letter to each job ad by researching the school in-depth and using the keywords mentioned. Your cover letter is an extension of your CV, so always craft your CV and cover letter together - they should complement each other. This is your chance to expand on the bullet points you’ve mentioned in your CV and provide evidence that you’re the best candidate for the job. This means they must:
    • highlight your positive skills, talents, and experience
    • include all work dates with no gaps in the employment history, as many heads will not consider an application from a CV with unexplained gaps
    • list your education and experiences with the MOST RECENT first
    • name referees who are professional, including your current employer
    • include a photograph at the top of your CV, but make sure it is a professional-looking photograph!

For new members of the Empowering Expat Teachers community, let me introduce myself! My name is Sorcha Coyle and I’ve been teaching in the Gulf (Qatar and Dubai) for the past 9 years. I also run Empowering Expat Teachers, whose mission is to empower future and current expat teachers to lead personally, professionally, and financially rewarding lives. Follow me on Instagram here for daily job-hunting, CV and cover letter tips!

In addition to being an experienced expat teacher, I am also a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches. I provide CV and cover letter support to future and current expat teachers with my Teach Abroad Academy service to help them secure an interview for teaching jobs overseas they apply to!

Teach Abroad Academy is currently on Early Bird Offer, so be sure to check it out here!


Be sure to share this post with all your teacher friends who are thinking of moving abroad to work!

Sorcha x

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