Tips for Interviewing for TEFL Jobs Remotely

Interviewing for TEFL Jobs Remotely

Interviewing for TEFL Jobs Remotely

Everybody knows to dress professionally and look presentable for a remote interview. Here’s some things you might not know...

1. Be open to ALL opportunities

If you’re not dead set on going to one country be open to positions all around the world. Don’t miss out holding out for your “dream job" that may never come. Sorry, not sorry.

2. Ask questions. HELLA questions. SPECIFIC questions.

I always end up asking more questions than the actual interviewer. Interviewing for a job abroad is more than just interviewing about a position. Ask questions about the job, city, cost of living, food, cultural differences, etc. The more you know the better.

Most of the time the only way to communicate outside of the interview is through email which can be slow and inefficient. Get all your questions prepared and be ready to write them down during the interview. Employers know you’re taking notes and don’t be afraid to take a moment to write everything down.

3. Disconnect other devices from WiFi

Disconnect your phone, iPad, and any other devices from the Wi-Fi. Use all the connection for the interview call especially if your Wi-Fi isn’t the best. The last time I was interviewing for jobs I DIDN’T have unlimited WiFi at home & had to make the best of my situation. I got those offers though.

4. Be honest!

Don’t change your answers or requirements based on what you think the interviewer wants to hear. If you never taught kindergarten, but have experience with highschoolers say that! Spin it. Finesse it. Explain how your experience can translate to the opportunity you’re interviewing for. Don’t be afraid to say what you like. There’s a job out there that will fit what you’re looking for. You just have to find it.

This is my actual headshot I used when looking for full time teaching jobs abroad. This is me. No fresh retwist, no makeup, daily jewelry. I showed potential employers the real thing from day one. Interviewing for jobs abroad can be nerve wrecking, but once you find the school for you it’ll all be worth it.


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