There are things that you can do ahead of time to prepare for the application process:
Update your CV (resume)
Create a cover letter (that you may adapt for various employers)
Request official copies of your transcripts, degree(s) and teaching certificate(s)
Request a letter of reference from your current referees. (A person who writes a reference for you will commonly be referred to as a “referee” in the international community.)
Request a “proof of work” letter from your current employers. This is a letter that includes your dates of employment, job title and job responsibilities. This letter should be written by your current employer and written on school letterhead.
Create “folders” on your computer so you can easily access important files and documents. Create folders for:
o Scanned copies of past evaluations
o Reference letters including referee contact information
o Digital copies of your passport, passport photos
o CV, including personal statement and cover letter(s)
o Copies of transcripts, teaching licenses, etc.
Do your homework. Study different regions with an open mind and discover where you would like to work and live.
Create a checklist of things that are important to you both personally and professionally.
Co-Founder and Director
Global Services in Education, Ltd.
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