Tax-Free Jobs Abroad
International Vacancies for Subject / Classroom Teachers, Counselors, Librarians and Administrators
Teaching is a unique occupation. Even a diplomatic career can't compare with the choices that teachers have! As a teacher, you can live and work in Rome, Madrid, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, London, Hong Kong, Vienna, Dubai - virtually anywhere in the world!
Wanted: US, UK, Canadian, NZ, AU and International teachers:
—Art, Music, Physical Education, Math, Science, Social Studies, French, Spanish, Chinese, Drama, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Humanities, History, Geography, Special Education, Learning Support, Computer Science / ICT, Elementary / Primary Classroom Teachers and more...
•Counselors, •Librarians, •Principals, •Department Heads, •Curriculum Coordinators
I am definitely spoiled by the small class sizes, relaxed student rules, diligent student body, and incredible parent involvement; not to mention the fabulous (never boring) city of Berlin. The trains are so great, I hope I never have to drive again.
I earn nearly 1/3 more here than I do in the States, am able to travel everywhere in Europe, and still put lots of money in savings. I can't imagine teaching the way I was in the States. All of Pam's advice was right. I feel like I finally started living!
—Allison Myers, Joyjobs Member
John F Kennedy International School - Berlin, Germany
... So, you want a comfortable tax-free salary, paid housing and utilities, health cover, relocation / shipping allowances, annual round trip airfare, paid vacations, renewal bonuses, end of service gratuity and a retirement plan. And you are looking for free "help wanted" ads?
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND?
Life-changing decisions, such as moving abroad, require research! "Saving" on research is what puts people in hot water:
“I'm trying to help my daughter and boyfriend... the experience upon arriving is horrid. They were literally driven 3 hours away from the airport and "dumped". The provided room and board are horrid. No mattress so they can't sleep! They have no phone, no contact numbers, there absolutely no English to be found. All I know it was through the internet they found this. Please help! Debbie”
While the actual recruitment can be quick, we recommend that you allow yourself a year to prepare and execute your move.
Summer / Fall- research the market and prepare your application package
Fall - apply
Winter - job interviews, contracts
Spring - procure your visa
Summer - relocate
To increase your chances, apply to a wide range of schools and make sure your application package is on par with the competition.
Yes, there are thousands of excellent openings all over the world but nobody is offering decent contracts by email. To land a job, you have to get involved in the recruitment process.
Many candidates don't know the difference between CIS, DODEA, ISS, American and British international schools, and how the recruitment works. They seem baffled by the recruiting timelines, CVs, reversed school calendars, international job fairs and work visa requirements ─ all that defines the international teaching market.
And as long as your current job gives you professional and financial satisfaction you couldn't care less.
Until, one day, you decide to give it a break and go overseas to look for greener pastures. Suddenly, the choices and questions become maddening! Should you invest $3,000 in a trip to Europe to look for work? Will your current teaching credential be valid? Do you need to take ESL classes or learn a foreign language?
Should you spend $1,000—$1,600 on a 2-3 day seminar offered by some companies? How to approach the prospective employers? When? Where to find them? Are there any special requirements? What salary/benefits package should you expect? How do you know if it is a reliable school? How about application forms? How do you access the current vacancies?
The more you research all the different options, the more confusing the decision gets.
It's enough to make a person grow hair on the bottom of their feet! What the heck is an “overseas recruiting fair,” and where are they? How else can I apply for a job? What are my chances? How about my husband (wife)?
How to get your foot in the door
Incredible but true: many people still approach their overseas job search as if it were some local school district.
As a result of these misguided efforts, lots of potentially good candidates are grounded before they even get the recruitment process going.
Meanwhile, our members report multiple job offers. What is the secret? The answer is surprisingly simple:
—If you want to be successful, find someone who achieved the results you want and copy what they do, and you'll achieve the same results!
It's called "common sense". However, lots people skip the research stage and go directly to the expensive job fairs — only to lose to one of our candidates.
The Joyjobs advantage
Tried and tested, since 1998
Daily job vacancies — all subject areas and age levels, 24/7.
The Job Guide. Step-by-step, no nonsense. New this year: Skype interviews. Do not accept a contract until your read this guide Surprises await even the experienced.
Your personal recruitment website. Submit your info and we'll make you shine.
I have been using Joyjobs for the past 2 years now and it has gotten me a job relatively effortlessly.
I have had numerous administrators tell me how wonderful and easy it was for them to navigate through my personal website.
I would highly recommend this service as they are very professional and extremely prompt with having your edited information up on your webpage virtually within hours. I will continue to be a member as I travel the globe and teach! —Shane Remenda, Canada
You will also have access to the following essential details:
International job fairs: schedules and locations. USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Dubai, and other countries. Plan ahead!
The black list. This dedicated section is where we list questionable schools and administrators. Check it out before signing a contract!
I went to the Iowa job fair, secured 9 interviews, cancelled the last 3 and got 6 job offers! I will be spending the next 2 years teaching for the American School in Guadalajara!
I found your program to be very thorough and your school directory was invaluable! I will keep reading all of the updates and job postings (for curiosity's sake). Thanks for all! —Lisa, Alberta
Why do overseas schools love our candidates?
Because they are p-r-e-p-a-r-e-d. They know how the system works. Recruiters need not waste their time. Naive assumptions and misconceptions ground even the best teachers if the choose to ignore the international specifics. In fact, they are no competition to a well-prepared and informed candidate!
Despite the sluggish economy, many countries continue to develop rapidly. As a whole, the international teaching market remains very competitive. To win a good contract, you must look and act like an experienced international educator!
What a wonderful program – truly top notch! I just received my second job offer. These are real offers! And I still have a month to go before my first recruiting fair, where I already have been able to prearrange interviews with several schools. You really know how to do it right, and you really know how to teach others to do it too!
Please feel free to share my comments as well as my joyjobs inspired CV and portfolio on your site. For my part, I will do all that I can to let people know what a great job you folks do!
—Dwight Mott , New York
Joyjobs was one of the first websites we visited when we began to consider teaching overseas. It contains valuable information to consider regarding making the decision to move, steps to take during the job search to be most effective and interview techniques that land you job offers.
Whenever we had questions, we emailed and within a few hours either Igor or Pamela had written back with sound feedback. They and their website are invaluable. After we chose the job we wanted from several offers, Joyjobs was the one we sent thanks to.
Now as we start our search for our second position overseas, we are back with Joyjobs their focus on helping each person reach his/her goal and their willingness to share information for an incredibly reasonable price make them our first choice and our favorite as we move into the market again.
―Sarah & Rick Branson
"Later" is usually too late
A lot of people start applying too late. Consequently, they are unable to meet the visa deadlines. No wonder the failure rate among them is so high, even though there are many available positions every recruiting season!
Whether you're thinking of making teaching overseas your professional career or you just want some relief from your current job for a year or two, this is the resource for you!
—So, how do I begin?