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JoyJobs Europe

Now Hiring for 2018/2020!

International schools in Europe, Asia, Africa, Pacific and the Americas

quote Thanks for your cooperation over these past months. It was an example of how Internet business can be done well, these are not common!”

—Nancy Varga, HR manager
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CV / Resume Sample Templates for Teachers

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The unstoppable CV/Résumé templates from the experts.

The ONLY templates designed specifically for the international teaching market!

Updated for the current recruiting season

Mark Webber

quote In just a couple of weeks my wife and I have found the ideal teaching positions for next year.

The abundance of jobs posted on JoyJobs on a daily basis makes it easy to find a job even for hard to place teachers such as myself (Drama).

The only thing I would say to anyone thinking about signing up for Joyjobs is... if you are not using Joyjobs, then you aren’t seriously looking for employment.”

—Mark Webber


quote Just wanted to let you know that on June 4th I signed a contract to teach 2nd grade in Germany. I was hired after two phone interviews, never did get to a job fair.

If it hadn't been for Joyjobs, I would have never been hired. I got calls from Amsterdam and the one in Weimar and decided to accept the Weimar one.

Even at my age (over 60) I was hired. I've already recommended your website to 4 other people!”

—Sharon, Alaska

Aberdeen, Scotland

quote My husband has accepted a position at the International School of Aberdeen, Scotland, our first choice! Your website was absolutely invaluable.”

—P. N.

Kobe, Japan

quote We ended up with 11 possible interviews, we kindly turned down 6 and of the 5 we attended, we had 3 job offers! We were thrilled.

We would not have had the success we did without Joyjobs!”

—Stacie and Nathan
Kobe, Japan

Physics, Hong Kong

quoteThe best part of your service is that you connect educators to schools that have real need; you rank among the best.

I must confess that your charge is nothing compared to what you offer. ”

—Christian Wu
Hong Kong


quote Your website was of tremendous help. I was offered a number of posts during first interviews on the Friday and I accepted the one I had set my heart on right from the beginning.

Everything has just clicked into place.”



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International Vacancies for Subject / Classroom Teachers, Counselors, Librarians and Administrators

As a teacher, you can live and work anywhere in the world!

Teaching is a unique occupation. Even a diplomatic career can't compare with the choices that teachers have! As a teacher, you can live and work in Rome, Madrid, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London, Hong Kong, Vienna, Dubai - virtually anywhere in the world!

Wanted: US, UK, CA, NZ, AU and International teachers:

Art, Music, Physical Education, Math, Science, Social Studies, French, Spanish, Chinese, Drama, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Humanities, History, Geography, Special Education, Learning Support, Computer Science / ICT, Elementary / Primary Classroom Teachers and more...

Also needed:

Counselors, •Librarians, •Principals, •Department Heads, •Curriculum Coordinators

Why Joyjobs?

Allison Myers, JFK International School - Berlin, Germany

Lisa Guadalajara, Job Fair - 6 offersI am definitely spoiled by the small class sizes, relaxed student rules, diligent student body, and incredible parent involvement; not to mention the fabulous (never boring) city of Berlin. The trains are so great, I hope I never have to drive again. 

I earn nearly 1/3 more here than I do in the States, am able to travel everywhere in Europe, and still put lots of money in savings. I can't imagine teaching the way I was in the States. All of Pam's advice was right. I feel like I finally started living!

—Allison Myers, Joyjobs Member
John F Kennedy International School - Berlin, Germany

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A word of caution

... So, you want a comfortable tax-free salary, paid housing and utilities, health cover, relocation / shipping allowances, annual round trip airfare, paid vacations, renewal bonuses, end of service gratuity and a retirement plan. And you are looking for free "help wanted" ads?


Life-changing decisions, such as moving abroad, require research! "Saving" on research is what puts people in hot water:

“I'm trying to help my daughter and boyfriend... the experience upon arriving is horrid. They were literally driven 3 hours away from the airport and "dumped". The provided room and board are horrid. No mattress so they can't sleep! They have no phone, no contact numbers, there absolutely no English to be found. All I know it was through the internet they found this. Please help! Debbie”

'Later' is usually too late.


Procrastination is the #1 killer mistake.

International schools needs extra time to arrange your visas, flights and relocation.

Many countries require background checks and health clearances before your work visa can be issued.

Typically, the jobs are for August / September start. Most of them are filled in winter / early spring. If you are serious about moving abroad this year, start applying now.

How your application works

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Yes, there are thousands of excellent openings all over the world but nobody is offering decent contracts by email. To land a job, you have to get involved in the recruitment process.

Many candidates don't know the difference between CIS, DODEA, ISS, American and British international schools, and how the recruitment works. They seem baffled by the recruiting timelines, CVs, reversed school calendars, international job fairs and work visa requirements ─ all that defines the international teaching market. 

And as long as your current job gives you professional and financial satisfaction you couldn't care less.

Until, one day, you decide to give it a break and go overseas to look for greener pastures. Suddenly, the choices and questions become maddening! Should you invest $3,000 in a trip to Europe to look for work? Will your current teaching credential be valid? Do you need to take ESL classes or learn a foreign language? 

Should you spend $1,000—$1,600 on a 2-3 day seminar offered by some companies? How to approach the prospective employers? When? Where to find them? Are there any special requirements? What salary/benefits package should you expect? How do you know if it is a reliable school? How about application forms? How do you access the current vacancies?

The more you research all the different options, the more confusing the decision gets. 

It's enough to make a person grow hair on the bottom of their feet! What the heck is an “overseas recruiting fair,” and where are they? How else can I apply for a job? What are my chances? How about my husband (wife)?

Foot in the doorHow to get your foot in the door

Incredible but true: many people still approach their overseas job search as if it were some local school district.

As a result of these misguided efforts, lots of potentially good candidates are grounded before they even get the recruitment process going.

Meanwhile, our members report multiple job offers. What is the secret? The answer is surprisingly simple:

—If you want to be successful, find someone who achieved the results you want and copy what they do, and you'll achieve the same results!

It's called "common sense". However, lots people skip the research stage and go directly to the expensive job fairs — only to lose to one of our candidates.

The Joyjobs advantage, since 1998

Break from the crowd

International teaching vacanciesDaily job vacancies — all subject areas and age levels, 24/7.

Job GuideThe step-by-step job guide: Do not accept a contract until your read this book!

Your recruitment siteYour personal recruitment website. Submit your info and we'll make you shine.

Shane, Elementary Classroom Teacher

Lisa Guadalajara, Job Fair - 6 offersI have been using Joyjobs for the past 2 years now and it has gotten me a job relatively effortlessly.

I have had numerous administrators tell me how wonderful and easy it was for them to navigate through my personal website.

I would highly recommend this service as they are very professional and extremely prompt with having your edited information up on your webpage virtually within hours. I will continue to be a member as I travel the globe and teach! —Shane Remenda, Canada

International recruitment fairsInternational job fairs: schedules and locations. USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai, and other countries. Plan ahead!

School warnings and alertsThe black list. This dedicated section is where we list questionable schools and administrators. Check it out before signing a contract!

Collins Moga, Teacher of Science - KenyaLisa Guadalajara, Job Fair - 6 offersYou guys do a phenomenal job. I joined joyjobs mid last year and was able to get several job offers almost immediately after making inquiries... Words cannot express my gratitude for your service. Please know that I really appreciate what you guys do. You have exceeded my expectation.

—Collins Moga, Kenya

Why do overseas schools love our candidates?

Because they are p-r-e-p-a-r-e-d. They know how the system works. Recruiters do not waste their time.

Naive assumptions and misconceptions ground even the best teachers if they choose to ignore the international specifics. In fact, these applicants are no competition to a well-prepared Joyjobs candidate!

As a whole, the international teaching market remains competitive. To win a good contract, you must look and act like an experienced international educator!

Lisa Guadalajara, Job Fair - 6 offersMexico I went to the Iowa job fair, secured 9 interviews, cancelled the last 3 and got 6 job offers! I will be spending the next 2 years teaching for the American School in Guadalajara!

I found your program to be very thorough and your school directory was invaluable! I will keep reading all of the updates and job postings (for curiosity's sake). Thanks for all! —Lisa, Alberta

Lisa Guadalajara, Job Fair - 6 offers

Joyjobs was one of the first websites we visited when we began to consider teaching overseas. It contains valuable information to consider regarding making the decision to move, steps to take during the job search to be most effective and interview techniques that land you job offers.

Whenever we had questions, we emailed and within a few hours either Igor or Pamela had written back with sound feedback. They and their website are invaluable. After we chose the job we wanted from several offers, Joyjobs was the one we sent thanks to.

Now as we start our search for our second position overseas, we are back with Joyjobs their focus on helping each person reach his/her goal and their willingness to share information for an incredibly reasonable price make them our first choice and our favorite as we move into the market again. ―Sarah & Rick Branson

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Is it going to work for YOU?

Everybody agrees: opportunities present themselves. Despite cultural differences and professional backgrounds, all kinds of candidates secure international positions. If they can do it, so can you. Life doesn't change much unless you decide to change it. Move boldly!

—So, how do I begin?

Good question!

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