Finding a job after CELTA21-Nov-2011
Are you thinking about doing a CELTA but are worried about your career prospects as an EFL teacher? Or have you just finished a CELTA course, and aren’t sure where to start looking for that first teaching job? There are loads of jobs sites and forums out there, and we all know that it can get a bit confusing.
If you haven’t taken your CELTA yet
If you’ve not taken your CELTA yet, you can actually increase your chances of employment post-qualification by doing a little research and finding the right school. There are certain schools out there that offer you a guaranteed position as an English teacher if you complete your CELTA with them. This is a fantastic way of ensuring your career prospects are as strong as they can be.
If you have already finished your CELTA
If you have already completed your CELTA course and are ready to start your job hunt, you should head over to www.onestopenglish.com/jobs. Over at the Macmillan English Campus offices, we are delighted to announce that today we have launched a brand new jobs site for all ELT professionals –Onestopenglish Jobs is going to become the place to advertise your ELT vacancies, and to find them!
As a jobseeker on Onestopenglish Jobs, you can search for jobs based on location or role, or by entering key words into the search box. You can save your search results, and save the jobs that you like the sound of in your shortlist. You can also apply for the job directly through the employer, by using the ‘Apply now’ button. Once you’ve found your perfect job, you can use the content of the site – over 8000 resources – to start planning and putting together your lessons!
English language schools are also usually happy to accept speculative applications, so polish up that CV, and if you find a school you really want to work with but they don’t have any vacancies, just send them a letter of introduction and your resumé anyway. What have you got to lose?