ESL Teacher Reference Deskprovides high quality career improvement and job search tools for ESL instructors. All career improvement and job search tools are organized by type or category for quick access. Career Tools
Important career enhancement skills are always related to abilities that augment personal values and erudition such as creativity, problem solving, effective information processing, memory improvement, stress management and pragmatic goal setting. Put a drive into your career! Choose the right career tools.
Changing a career is a challenging task for most ESL teachers. You need to prepare: you need to decide whether you want to continue in a similar career or you are looking for a total change; you need to find out what skills you have and what skills you will need, and how these skills will be applied in your new career. In fact you need to make a career action plan. You must go through certain steps to succeed. Make a SMART action plan. How to make a SMART action plan?
Design a powerful CV. Remember, a CV or a resume is a document and it has to be treated as a document. A good CV consists of the following segments: personal profile, education, work experience, achievements, computer skills, research skills, teaching / work skills, languages, and perhaps some additional or exceptional skills and interests. These skills and interests should be related to the position you are applying for. There are two main types of CV, chronological and functional. A powerful CV has original design and style, and is accomplishments-oriented. How to design a powerful CV?
A properly written job application or cover letter is an efficient way to get recruiters’ attention. Your cover letter should explain in a clear and concise manner why you are the best person for the job. It should clearly connect your qualifications, skills and experience to the advertised position. It should be no more than one page long. How to write a good cover letter?
A personal statement is an introduction to a selection team. A personal statement decides whether you will be invited for a job interview or not. If you are invited for a job interview, you should know that interview questions will be based on your personal statement. There are two types of personal statement, general and specific. General personal statement usually gives you freedom in writing. Specific personal statement requires you to answer specific questions given to you by an employer. How to write a personal statement?
What is your philosophy of teaching English? A philosophy of teaching includes a teacher’s conception of teaching and learning and an explanation of how the teacher teaches. It also includes explanation why the teacher teaches in a certain way and outlines his/her basic teaching methodology. The philosophy of teaching demonstrates that the teacher has certain values and goals and has been reflective about the quality of his or her teaching. How to write a teaching philosophy?
Job selection criteria are detailed job requirements which the employer has placed in the job description. Selection criteria explain the special skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications which are essential to realize the outcomes of a particular job. Applicants are rated against the selection criteria in order to select the most suitable applicant. Selection criteria are divided into two categories, essential criteria and desirable criteria. How to write selection criteria?
If you want to prepare for a job interview, this is the best place to start. There are many types of interview: competency focused interview, panel interview, behavioral interview, biographical interview, general structured interview, stress interview, critical incidents interview, group interview; pre-arranged or ad-hoc telephone interview. Competition is high. A prestigious institution seeking to fill a well-paid ESL position usually interviews a lot of applicants, perhaps as many as twenty, thirty or more. What questions will they ask you at a job interview, and how to answer them?
Reference letters or recommendation letters positively describe the skills and qualifications that a person needs to get a job. Reference letters recommend a person for employment. An email address and a telephone number are usually provided: employers can contact the referee if they need more information. Reference letters are documents and they should be treated as documents. There are certain rules of writing reference letters. Reference letters are usually written on one A4 page, Times New Roman 12. How to write a good reference letter?
If you are looking for a suitable job this is the best place to start. You can submit your resume or CV in the Internet job boards and employers will find you. Make yourself viewable to employers so that you can be headhunted for a job without a delay. Submit your CV online: register (free registration!) and remember your Login ID and Password so that you can come back next time and make some changes if necessary. It takes just a few minutes to submit your CV online.
If you are a qualified ESL teacher, you have a lot of job opportunities. You can apply for both ESL teaching jobs and for non-teaching jobs. You can choose from the following list: teach in a school, college or kindergarten; design curriculum and work on various projects; become a translator or an interpreter; compile dictionaries; work in the computer industry in such fields as speech recognition or artificial intelligence; become an editor or a consultant; write books, manuals, brochures, leads, ads and flyers; become a journalist or a reporter; work for the secret service; become a travel agent or a guide; work in an embassy; work as a lecturer on a passenger vessel; work in a trading company; conduct linguistic research in developing countries; become an entertainer on a passenger vessel; work for a product-naming company. There are many exciting opportunities for you. Apply for jobs...
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