Nervous about landing that first Job?
Don’t worry about it . . .
Welcome to a new world where the job search and even interviews very rarely have that dehumanizing and degrading aspect that we are all so familiar with from job hunts in our Western world.
Yeah . . . the demand for EFL teachers worldwide is so great that you will find it surprisingly easy to land your first job offer.
They are looking for YOU – not the usual other way around. But take your time, find the right position and make sure you will be happy.
Whether thinking about a two-year “lark” teaching overseas – or if you would like TEFL to offer you a long-term career – give this website a good read. No, we don’t really have all the answers, because the answers are as individual as each person thinking of entering the field. But we do have about 100 posts to help you learn more and get yourself up to speed.
If you are interested in trying your hand at teaching English overseas, but don’t yet want to commit to a one-year contract, go over to
TEFL Temp where information about short-term TEFL positions is posted. Some are as short four months and sometimes even include airfare and training. Hard to beat that!
TEFL Newbie was written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana from 1989 to 1991 (me!) who designed the site with the complete “Newbie” in mind and answers just about every question you might have about Teaching English Overseas.
Once you land that first job – put what you have learned on this website to work!
TED’s Tips™ #1: Like finding a job in any industry, that first job may not be perfect – nor the one of your dreams. But it is a start. Just because you are heading overseas, don’t let your head get stuck in fantasyland. It is still a job, things are still required of you and your new employer will expect you to deliver. It is all part of growing up – even if you are already in your 60s.
TED’s Tips™ #2: Go on over to TEFL Boot Camp and give that website a good read too. Much of the content on that website is FREE.