Your success or failure depends on a few factors. Surprisingly, your teaching ability is not the most important one.
Over the years, we have seen many brilliant teachers who were not very successful in finding positions that matched their potential.
We have also met mediocre individuals who have no problem landing new lucrative contracts, year after year. This discrepancy led us to the conclusion:
Most good teachers focus primarily on teaching, underestimating the importance of job-related information and recruiting skills.
Many excellent teachers find themselves at a disadvantage in comparison to those who concentrate their efforts on establishing contacts, maintaining connections and developing their negotiating skills — irrespective of their teaching ability.
This is especially true for the international teaching market where you are not represented by any union. You are on your own and can rely only on yourself.
For many educators, the real problem is in shifting their attention from teaching to developing their job hunting skills and learning the recruitment "know-how."
There are about 35,000 American, Australian, NZ, British and Canadian teachers working overseas right now. They change schools and countries every 2-5 years, moving from Athens to Rome, Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro and so on.
These are rewarding positions, with established K-12 international schools, offering comfortable tax-free packages. The family atmosphere of many of these schools create outstanding conditions for professional growth. Are you interested?
Are you tired of never receiving a response to your job inquiries? Do you feel overwhelmed and undervalued? Your work unappreciated? Well, these days are over!
Don't allow false assumptions to remain a roadblock between you and your dream job. Break free from the old rut. The opportunities are abundant and many schools are dying to hear from you.
Discover the win-win approach to overseas contracts. Your new life is about to begin!
Step One: Clearing False Assumptions
I’m too old . . .
I’m too young . . .
I'm overqualified . . .
I’ve no experience . . .
They told me I couldn’t . . .
They told me I wasn't supposed to . . .
Challenge your assumptions to envision reality. Strip away those “I’m not enoughs.” Step into that place where you are enough. It is here, it is now. Claim it.
I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for your program. I have spent the past 5 years teaching overseas and have loved every experience it provided. Both the good and and not so great.
Sadly, I recently suffered two semi-debilitating injuries and will no longer be able to teach sports. Since I'm not interested in teaching with a 9mm as a part of my supplies it means I've reached the end of my teaching adventure altogether. Happy it ended with a jaunt overseas.
I just wanted to let you know that I think the world of your program and happily recommend it to
everyone who asks me about international teaching.”
Teacher of Health / Physical Education
Colorado / Germany