Being An ESL Dad

Life as an ESL Dad

LIFE AS AN ESL DAD Living in the Goldfish Bowl in China We’re not a big group but we do exist – long-term expats who are balancing ESL careers with family duties. Sleeping in on the weekend? Impossible! Day trips around Guangzhou with…
Joey in Thailand

ESL Jobs in Thailand

Teaching ESL in Thailand: Joey I’ve been an ESL teacher for 6 years. I taught in Seoul, South Korea; Leeds, UK; and Bangkok, Thailand. All of these places have been enjoyable to live and work in but for the past four years I’ve been able…
ESL Job Scam

How to Avoid an ESL Job Scam

If you're interested in teaching English overseas, then the internet is the most obvious starting point. Job boards like EFL Sensei make it much easier for teachers to find their perfect job and employers are able to reach far more candidates…
ESL Teacher Recruitment

Is your Reputation affecting your ESL Teacher Recruitment?

A major complaint from ESL/EFL job seekers is that they don't hear back from employers when applying for a job.   According to teachers who applied for jobs on the EFL Sensei Job Board, only 25% reported to have any contact with the…

Transparent Employers Recruit Better ESL Teachers

Candidates for ESL jobs do a lot of research these days. They not only look at job ads, but also at company websites, company social media pages such as Facebook and LinkedIn, teacher forums and blogs, and ESL review websites.   There…

Top 5 Musts for an Overseas Teaching Job

Working overseas is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I've made life long friends that I would have never met had I stayed put in Charleston, South Carolina all my life.   But not all of it was sunshine and rainbows!…
How to write a great ESL job post

How to Write a Great ESL Job Post

Think of your job opening as a sales brochure. Great ESL job posts not only give information about the job but also sell the job and the company.   Most ESL job posts are generic and only give the responsibilities and requirements.…
Value of a Job Board

How to Recognize the Value of a Job Board

The goal of using a job board is to find quality candidates for your job opening. But what is the definition of good quality?   Quality Applicants   Does it mean candidates who have the desired work experience and education…
Characteristics for TEFL

Have you got the Characteristics for TEFL?

Think you've got the characteristics for TEFL teaching? You may have your TEFL certificate in hand, but do you really have the personality it takes to be successful?   If you peruse job sites, much like this one, you'll find employers…