We provide free lifetime placement assistance to all of our graduates. This includes advising you on where to teach, how to get there, how to apply and interview for jobs, and relocation advice. As a TEFL Institute alumnus, you will receive notification of special employment offers through our preferred schools. You will also get access to job boards and contact information for schools around the world. This assistance never expires. Even if you have used our job placement assistance before you can still contact us for the same great support. Our graduates receive the following:
ESL job search manual: Step-by-step instructions on creating your international resume and cover letter, information about hiring cycles and interview questions.
ESL worldwide school directory: We will forward you a directory of approximately 8,000 schools worldwide that you can contact for job openings. Many positions, particularly in Latin America, are not listed anywhere online, so having the school's contact information gives you a jump on the competition.
Referrals to preferred language school: TEFL Institute has relationships with schools in Europe, Asia, and Latin America that love our alumni! You will receive their contact information as well as any information we have regarding current job openings.
Job interviews assistance for International TEFL course participants: Our international course alumni receive on-the-ground job assistance, such as interview and job search help, from the course director. Teaching positions in Africa, India and Nepal are scarce for paid positions; most students go to these areas to volunteer.
Want to know more about the job search? Head over to our Job Search Tips page. Looking for information about resumes and interviews? Be sure to check out our International Resume Writing Guide. Have more questions? Check out our FAQ for more answers.
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