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Tips to secure an International Teaching Position

Are you considering teaching overseas? This can be a daunting process, but we have put together some key tips to ensure you have the best opportunity of getting the position.


Firstly, before applying to any teaching role, it is important to update your CV regularly as this is an opportunity to demonstrate your best assets, skills, experience and certifications. Your CV should be updated for each job you apply for to keep it relevant. Describe your assets in detail – for example teaching levels, subjects, curriculum and qualifications. It is vital to ensure your CV is clear, concise, well written and stands out from others. A recruiters first impression of you is based on your CV, so constructing a good CV may determine whether you get an interview. Mac Recruit is an international recruitment company, we would stress to avoid abbreviations on your CV as this may not be understood internationally. Include any additional information that may go in your favour with working in an international school such as positive outcomes, challenges you have overcome and demonstrate that you’re flexible; as our clients tend to look for candidates that are flexible.

A simple and reliable way to source a teaching job overseas is to register with a recruitment company like Mac Recruit Group. This is a great way to find a job overseas as many international schools are working with recruitment organisations, Mac Recruit Group have excellent relationships which can help you find out much more about clients, than you would applying direct.


It is important to register with a reputable and trusted recruitment organisation. If you haven’t already sent us your CV at Mac Recruit Group website, please do. This registration is free with little information needed. This is an easy way for us to identify the best jobs for you, based on your experience, skills and certifications.


At Mac Recruit Group, we always upload our new vacancies to our LinkdIn profile or update our candidates of our recent posting on our social media accounts. Nevertheless, a good way to keep up to date with our recent vacancies is to follow all our social channels – to ensure you don’t miss any opportunities. If you see a job that interests you - just get in touch, we’ll be happy to help you find our next career journey.

Mac Recruit Group we only work with schools reputable and reliable schools, who look after their teachers. That way we can be assured you are well looked after during your journey overseas and placed in a good school. If you don’t happen to see a vacancy that suits you, you can get in touch with us letting us know what you looking for and we can get you CV on file and let you know when a new vacancy based on your description comes up.

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