I have been working as a foreign recruiter to help foreigners to find ESL jobs in China for a long time. They all want to get the right English teaching jobs in China. But they don’t get what they want all the time. There is no perfect thing in the world. So I suggest that you choose the most suitable ESL jobs, not just the perfect job. Otherwise, you will never get a job. It is true. There is a friend of mine. He is looking for a job. But after a long process of research, most of my friends have successfully found jobs except him. The problem is that the more you want to find a perfect job, the more chances you are losing jobs and get noting in the end. This is a very serious problem, no kidding.
We all know that there are so many tefl teaching jobs in China, but how to find the suitable tefl teaching jobs? That’s to use a recruiter.
Some people like to post the resumes on website such as eChinajobs or Senior Teacher. Then there will be schools getting in touch with them. For some very-known companies like Engish First and Wall Street, you can just go to their website and then apply for a job. But actually these are not the best ways. The opportunities are limitted. The best way to find tefl teaching jobs in China is to find an reliable agency and use a recruiter. 90% of schools in China use agencies to find foreign teachers. It’s easier and saves a lot of time. Some people have wrong understanding about the work of recruiters, thinking that they ask for many docs, charge fees or even decieve them. No matter where you apply for a job, resume is the basic. The recruiters themselves are ok if you wouldn’t like to send other documents such as passport and degree. It’s the schools that want to check those documents and the give you an offer according to your qualifications. So the more documents you provide, the more and better offers you can get. Recruiters just work as a platform between you and the schools. They collect your docs and tell your preferences to schools and send you the suitable positions. They set up interviews, assist you to prepare visa documents and arrang pick up at the airport when you arrive in China. All of these are free. You don’t need to pay for anything.
Also, recruiters will tell you more about China, about the cities in China. They will introduce the surrounding environment of cities, whether the school is in downtown or not so that you won’t find that your school is in the middle of nothing when you arrive. They are problem solvers.They will always be there to listen to your questions and try their best to help you with that.
What’s more, by using a recruiter, you are likely to get higher salary. Recruiters know the tefl job marktet in China very well. They know how much you would expect according to your qualifications and teaching experience. What’s more, they will try to negotiable a higher salary for you with the school, after all, it’s easier to communicate. Sunrise is an agency that I recommend for those foreigners who are seeking teaching jobs in China.
If you don’t know what kind of ESL jobs to look for at first, then you just need to stop and relax and listen to your heart. What you want to get for teaching English in China? To experience the life or just to make money? If just for money, then you can just look for the highest salary, any location, student age or school type is ok. If you are very qualified, then you can look for higher level teaching job such as university or international high schools. If you don’t mind working in the evenings and on weekends, then you can also look at training centers teaching adult learners and businessmen. If you don’t have much teaching experience or not even qualified, then I suggest that you can try kindergartens and training centers. Training centers have smaller class size and there is teaching assistant, so it’s much easier for you to start. You are the person who know yourself better than anyone else. So you need to think about yourself first before looking for ESL jobs. This is very important to get you a good and also the right ESL jobs. I suggest you pay high attention to it because the whole process takes a lot of time and efforts. No ones wants that everything will be in vain at last. It is the same thing for everyone who wants to get English teaching jobs in China, without exception. If you find the suitable job, you will be happy and everything will be good. However, if you find a wrong job, then you will be disappointed to work with it and the problems will be bigger and bigger day by day. Therefore it is very important to get a suitable job, rather than a perfect job.