Observations from a teacher recruiter's chair

Postbox letter from Brian

If you have any hand in employing teachers, and you're only interested in warm bodies in the classroom and paying the very least, you're going to attract the worst kind. But if you actually take the time to read cover letters, read CV's and try to get a feel for the person applying, your life will be so much easier.


Is it too harsh to hope agencies disappear?

Postbox letter from Phetpeter

I know times are hard and the lack of teachers may cause suffering for some schools, but the number of so-called agencies offering teachers' work seems to be more than there are teachers


The art of teacher recruitment

Take it seriously - or find someone else to manage the hiring.

It's that time of year - the busy hiring season - when I genuinely feel sorry for many Thai admin or management staff who are coerced into having to recruit foreign teachers to work at far-flung institutes for very average salaries.


Finding teachers just wasn't me

Postbox letter from Eoin

My advice to any schools in the current climate is, if you find a good teacher, hold onto them for dear life. I fear it's becoming near impossible at a TEFL level now in Thailand to find new good ones.


Where is the professionalism?

Postbox letter from Joshua K

I would like to see foreign teachers act with more professional attitude and not treat a teaching job like it is just an easy way to stay and enjoy your time in Thailand.


How long is long enough?

You've attended the job interview. You need a yes or no answer.

Once you have attended an interview, what do you think is a reasonable time-scale to wait for either a yes, you've got the job or a no, you haven't? The answer is to always go with your instincts.


Teacher recruitment getting tougher

Postbox letter from Rhiannon

With the new regulations in place it is harder than ever to find good teachers.


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