How to land that teaching job

Five tips to make you stand out from the crowd

If you're currently looking for a teaching position to keep you busy over the coming year, then there are plenty of great opportunities out there, but there is also a lot of competition


The dreaded demo lesson

How to make sure your demo lesson goes as smoothly as possible

Now that the busy hiring season is almost upon us, many schools will be asking potential teachers for a demo lesson. Don't panic. Let them know who the professional is.


The plight of slaves

Captain Haddock

Unless you just want to have an adventure or get started in your career, for most graduates Thailand is a very unattractive place to work.


Ethical job ad posting

Why too much choice is not always a good thing

There's no reason why ajarn.com should have a monopoly on TEFL job ads in Thailand and I actually think that competition is healthy in many ways. But this is what happens when job sites steal ads from another job site.


Living on the new wage mentality

Bob

30K is less than 1,000 dollars a month. It is not possible to live on it anywhere in Thailand and this includes Isaan now; unless like most workers I meet: you already have retirement money from another country, do one heck of a lot of tutoring and extra work on the side, or you are very lucky.


What about smalltown Isaan?

James

I don't understand all this fuss about older teachers not being able to find work here. What about Isaan?


Tossed on the TEFL scrapheap

Is teaching in Thailand a young man's game?

These are older teachers who have made their life in Thailand, perhaps even got married and raised children, and are now contemplating the unthinkable. Leaving the home they love. For many it’s either a case of seeking out pastures new or returning home to a country they left behind a long time ago.


Filipino teachers and salaries

Bill

It seems the teacher salaries are actually going down, and it's work ethics and attitudes such as that which contribute to it.


Suffering because of my 'Thainess'

Anucha

Most schools were still unwilling to give me the typical farang wage of 50K or more because of my "Thainess"


Filipino teachers are worth more

Pinoyguy

If we Filipinos continue to take on these jobs with low salaries, without even bothering to haggle for an increase, we are making the Filipino teacher's value in this country lower.

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