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Teaching House Nomads Blog | March 2, 2021

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Getting a Job

Everything to do with the TEFL job search process, including insider tips for finding quality jobs, writing a resume, interviewing and generally impressing employers.

Summer (School) Madness: working as a summer course director

April 12, 2016 | 4

I was just settling down to a well-earned siesta when “John – teléfono!” shouted my flatmate Javi.  “Hi, it’s Neil … Read More

Un Auténtico Chorizo: Teaching for a Cowboy Outfit in Madrid

December 17, 2015 | 23

Juan Motilla’s dark eyes looked us up and down with contempt; he was wearing an impeccably pressed, pastel coloured shirt … Read More

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Jobs

June 24, 2014 |

As the busy summer season approaches, I am bracing myself for the heavy influx of English language students of all ages to IH New York and IH Boston while also sifting through hundreds of resumes from prospective ESL teachers and administrative staff.

Yet despite the high hopes eagerly flooding my inbox, about 90% of the applicants who contact my office for a job will never receive a response. In fact, as shocking as it may sound, I delete about 80% of all applications before I even read them. Want to know why? Keep reading, and you’ll have a full catalog of grave job application errors to avoid in your future job searches.

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7 Tips for Finding the Best TEFL Jobs

March 13, 2014 |

As I sat in front of my laptop screen, scrolling through webpage upon webpage, I repeatedly asked myself, “Where should I go?” Deciding where to teach English abroad was a such an overwhelming task and the sheer number of options of where to live and work abroad were mind-boggling.

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