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thomas lloyd

Misconceptions about Teaching Abroad - 1 views

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    by Diane Jacoutot of Teachanywhere.com Fallacy #1: I will be teaching English as a foreign language Not necessarily. Whilst there are a number of English Language schools that exist solely to teach English language to non-native English speakers, there is a very large and important category of schools that teach a full curriculum of all subjects. These schools, known as international schools, use various curricula such as the US, UK, Canadian, Australian and International Baccalaureate and teach all subjects in English. Whilst some of the pupils may not be native English speakers, they are still expected to learn all or most subjects such as Maths, Science, Geography, Art and Physical Education, in English. In fact, a TEFL (teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate is not required to work in International schools. They require approximately the same qualifications you would need to teach at home in a state-funded school. Fallacy #2: I can teach anywhere I want Teachers wishing to work overseas must meet regulations on two very different levels - teacher certification and immigration. Many teachers think that because they are qualified to teach at home, they can teach abroad and this is not always true. Each country has rules and requirements for the required training and experience and they might not match with your home country. For instance, teachers in South Africa without a 3 or 4 year teaching diploma will likely not be able to teach in the UAE. British Special Needs teachers without a university degree or certificate in Special Needs cannot teach Special Needs students in the Middle East or Asia. In Thailand and China, teachers must have 2 years of experience to teach at all at international schools. And teachers without a teacher training degree such as a Bachelors of Education, Masters of Education, Higher Diploma in Education or Post Graduate Certificate in Education, can usually only work in English Language (TEFL) schools, not in Internati
thomas lloyd

7 Tips to Revamp Your Job Search for 2014 - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/03/10/7-tips-revamp-job-search-2014/ Experts foresee the job market being more competitive than ever in 2014. With 10.9 million Americans unemployed, it is important to take a fresh look at your job search strategy. Now is the perfect time to develop an effective plan for success. How can you set yourself apart from the competition and position yourself for finding the best next step in your career? Here are seven tips to help you refresh and refocus your job search in 2014: 1. Don't be a copycat candidate. Job searches are a very personal experience and one-size-fits-all strategies will not help you stand out among the competition. Even though a certain interview tactic or style was successful for one candidate doesn't mean it is the best strategy for you. Take into consideration your personal experiences, preferences and career goals and use them to position yourself as a unique candidate. 2. Learn to look at job titles differently. Be open-minded about your preconceived notions of job titles. Roles in compliance, human resource, or administration, for example, are often perceived as being boring, career-limiting or otherwise undesirable. Such preconceptions, however, about the scope, strategic importance and long-term potential of these positions are not always true in today's market. In many cases I've seen, these jobs offer exceptional opportunity for influential and attractive long-term careers. 3. First impressions are everywhere. With 92% of employers using social media in the hiring process, the content of your social profile forms an employer's first impression before you even sit down with for an interview. You should take special consideration to job-proof your social media profiles. For example, use a picture that represents you as a professional. Don't rely on privacy settings to keep your personal information safe. Your best bet is to assume everything will be seen by a potential emplo
thomas lloyd

Top 10 Job Search Tips - 1 views

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    http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2014/03/06/top-10-job-search-tips/ Is your job search off to a slow start or getting stuck? Here are some quick time-saving job search tips that will help your hunt for a new job go smoothly. Be Prepared. Have a voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Consider getting a separate email account to use for your job search, so you can stay organized. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner. This job search toolkit will help you get everything you need set for your job search. Westhill Consulting & Employment Australia has some good tips for finding work in countries such as KL Malaysia, Jakarta Indonesia, Beijing China, Bangkok Thailand and many more. Be More Than Prepared. Always have an up-to-dateresume ready to send - even if you are not currently looking for work. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along. If you're not on LinkedIn yet, create a LinkedIn and start making connections who can help you job search. Don't Wait. If you are laid-off, file for unemployment benefits right away. You will most likely be able to file online or by phone. Waiting could delay your benefits check. Get Help. Utilize free or inexpensive services that provide career counseling and job search assistance such as college career offices, state Department of Labor offices or your local public library. Many libraries provide workshops, programs, classes, computers and printers you can use, and other resources to help you with your job search. Here's more on getting job search help at the library. Create Your Own Templates. Have copies of your resume and cover letter ready to edit. That way you can change the content to match the requirements of the job you're applying for, but, the contact information and your opening and closing paragraphs won't need to be changed. Microsoft Word users can download free templates for re
Daisuke Chiyoko

Westhill Consulting & Employment Tips which will help you in attracting your employers - 1 views

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    Job fairs is the places where you will get meet your employer face-to-face. So, it is important to approach them with a plan. Here are the tips which will help you in attracting your employers: 1. Do your homework and be prepared: Read about the employers coming to the job fair. Most organizers provide a list of scheduled employers on their website. Research about the companies you are interested in. Have a copy of your resume. Walk around the fair so that you don't miss any good opportunity, but first visit your top employers as it will save your time. 2. Dress in formal: Many people visit job fairs in flip flops, casual tees and tight fitted jeans. You should treat job fair as you are going for an interview. Dress in formal which include suit, button-down shirt or skirt. Your dressing sense will make you stand-out. 3. Check your manners: While talking to your employers, silent your phone or if possible, swith off your mobile. Interrupting your employer conversation will leave bad effect on your employer. Also be polite in job fair. If you don't know about the company, politely get the information from them in place of asking "What is your company all about or what does your company do?" Eye contact is very important while talking to your employer as it shows your confidence. There are a few tricks and tips that will make you stand out at any company, no matter how many people are in line. So, get dressed and conquer the world. GOOD LUCK! For more information: http://westhillconsulting-career.com/ http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/
Luke Cartney

QUORA - 5 Tips for Utilizing Social Media to Get Your Dream Job - 1 views

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    http://westhillconsulting-career.quora.com/5-Tips-for-Utilizing-Social-Media-to-Get-Your-Dream-Job Social media is a part of every aspect of people's lives, and job hunting is no exception. Regardless of whether you currently have a job or not, there are ways you can utilize social media to help you get the job you really want. Here are 5 tips to help you leverage the power of social media in your favor when looking for a job. 1. Become an Active LinkedIn User. As far as social networks rank, LinkedIn is the number one social network for professionals looking for jobs and for employers and recruiters looking for new talent. It isn't enough to just set up a profile. You want to be an active member of the LinkedIn community. Keep your profile updated and relevant. Provide as much information as you can in the profile and bio. Connect with other people in the position you want to be in and with companies you want to work for. Share status updates that are relevant and educated. Join groups of like-minded professionals. 2. Become an online authority. Google is big on promoting websites and individuals that have established themselves as authorities within their field. Start up a website and post articles on a regular basis. Make sure your articles are relevant to your field, interesting, and reflect your level of expertise. Use your social networks to promote your website and build a following. For more information: http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/
Lahh Fang

Westhill Consulting & Employment How to Give Yourself the Best Possible Chance of Landi... - 1 views

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    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 3 years, you'll know that job hunting is tough. In fact, in general the world of employment is rocky and is something that has affected people massively over the past couple of years. With people being made redundant, companies cutting back on new intake and less opportunities being made available, people are stuck. This has resulted in massive numbers of people applying for vacancies when they do become available - which means that the recruitment process is tougher than ever! Does this mean you need to be stuck in a job you hate or living a life on benefits? Not at all. It means you need to be inventive, organized and well informed on the ways of recruitment, to give yourself the best possible chance of being given any job that you apply for. Keep At It It can be disheartening when you're looking for a job and nothing seems to come up of. The first thing to remember is that climbing a career ladder is tough and you'll be up against some stiff competition. Companies can only see a limited number of people during their recruitment process so are often very picky when it comes to who gets to the interview stage. You need to bear this in mind and don't give up when it seems like you're just not getting anywhere at all. Instead make sure that you look in different places for job adverts and keep applying for any that peak your interest. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket and apply for one job at a time - get your application out there to as many companies as possible in order to give yourself the best possible chance of being successful. Think Outside The Box Sometimes you need to take the initiative and contact a company, even if they aren't advertising jobs. It's not recommended that you simply spam every company in your local area with letters, but if there is a company that you would love to work for - why not let them know? Companies generally like people that are passionate ab
Daphne Chinn

Westhill Consulting & Employment - Women in development: 18 tips for career success - 2 views

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    The following is a collection of expert advice from our panel on the challenges and opportunities for women in development http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/2013/08/29/women-development-18-tips-career-success/ Ayse Cihan Sultanoglu, UN assistant secretary-general, New York, US. @csultanoglu To get to the top, don't be afraid of starting at the bottom: In building a career in development it is important that you experience living and working in developing countries. This could mean that you must be willing to do something that you had never really considered or something that is out of your comfort zone. Young women shouldn't be afraid of starting at the bottom. The problem is not at the top, but at middle management level: Not having women in top positions isn't the challenge or attracting women at entry levels also does not seem to be too difficult either but the lagging numbers of women in middle-management positions is the problem. Make sure you are adaptable: In any field, you need to renew yourself constantly, maybe more so in development. It is diverse, dynamic and constantly evolving because of its very nature so there is always room for innovation, learning and sharing. Jackie Asiimwe, country manager, Wellspring Advisers, Uganda. @asiimwe4justice Emotions make a leader authentic: Women are being branded as too emotional making it seem that emotions are a bad thing. In my own leadership journey, I have decided I will embrace my emotions because they are part of what makes me human and woman. Emotions are part of being an authentic leader. We cannot be clinical about leadership, Jackie Asiimwe said. Rushanara Ali, shadow minister for international development, London, UK. @rushanaraali We need anti-discrimination laws that are properly enforced: nowadays, anti-discrimination laws to protect women in the labor market and public institutions are very crucial in any society. If those laws are not properly enforced then too often women h
Minam Kee

Westhill Consulting & Employment: Job Hunting Tips - 1 views

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    Westhill Consulting & Employment: Job Hunting Tips Consider your network first; try asking relatives, friends, professors, classmates, co-workers at summer jobs, and others. Meet new people and take the opportunity of using the conversation to ask them and make them aware that you are in a job search. Learn about their jobs or their organizations, and to get the names of others who might be useful in your job search.Your resume is very important. Make you resume is easy to read and the most important details stand out. Be certain to distribute it to employers, yes apply for more than one industry, you like to work for. Being prepared all the time can take you far, make sure to have a copy of your resume at all time but always be certain that your resume is always updated. You will never know if you will be called for a last minute interview. Have a habit of updating your database daily. Take note of all the employers you contact, the date you sent your résumé, any contact made, people you talk to, and notes about those contacts. Take note of opportunities as soon as you hear them; better keep a notepad at all times. Also a "to do" list can help so that you can organize your list of priorities and keep you focused on finding that perfect job. Source: http://westhillconsulting-career.com/ http://www.westhillconsulting-career.com/blog/
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