7 June 2013
Looking for that dream job abroad? Here are four things you can do that will make you stand out from the crowd and help you get that perfect TEFL job!
Number of hours and specialist modules
TEFL qualifications work in the number of hours completed, and naturally the more hours, the better the qualification. We recommend taking a minimum of 120 hours TEFL training as this will make you eligible for the widest range of TEFL jobs. Our Specialist training courses include modules in teaching young learners, teaching business English, and teaching English online and will be a great way to boost your CV and make your qualifications stand out from the crowd.
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Most importantly, make sure you book your course with an accredited TEFL course provider. Our TEFL certificates are internationally recognised and accredited by independent bodies such as the BAC and SQA. TEFL employers all around the world are looking to hire TEFL Org graduates which is why the jobs on our TEFL Jobs Centre are only open for those who have taken a course with TEFL Org UK to apply for.
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If you don’t have any previous teaching experience you might want to consider volunteering before you start applying for TEFL jobs. Not only will this add a little extra to your CV, it will also give you confidence and the chance to test out/put into action everything you learned on your TEFL course.
You can find work teaching English in the UK or in many places all around the world where English teaching is in great demand but often in places too poor to afford to pay for the tuition.
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Target your CV
From TEFL Org UK, you will receive a personal reference letter from your TEFL tutor and of course, your official certificates. Make sure you write a cover letter for the job you are applying for and if you are going to be interviewed, prepare for the sort of questions you are likely to be asked. Check out this useful article 5 TEFL questions you need to know