I,m new here and i think this is a great place for teachers.I've been a teacher in china for just 6 months and so far its great.Recently i posted my Resume in some teachers job board and today received 4 emails.so i really need you help:how do you identify if a job is a scam?????I have been scammed before so don't want to be a victim agaim..your help will be highly appreciated
Re: need help
Here are some ideas to start with:
If the school offering a job has no website, forget it.
If it has a website, try to judge from the site whether the school appears to be genuine. Are any suspicious claims made? Is there an opportunity to contact present/past teachers?
Make sure that they offer you a contract before you think of joining them. Read the contract carefully. If there is anything you are unclear about, write and ask for clarification. How quickly/helpfully do they respond to your questions?
Under no circumstances part with any money for a 'job-finder's fee'.
Re: need help
Have you been applying in English? No offence intended but if you are applying for a job as an English teacher, you should make sure that your application uses correct written English. You will see above that I have made corrections to your post in red.
Originally Posted by kapitan
Most importantly, remember:
- Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with the relevant single punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise the word "I".
- Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark.
- Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark.
- It may be your keyboard, but check the difference between a comma and an apostrophe.
Admittedly, that doesn't help you decide if a job is a scam but it certainly might help you to get more professional offers from high quality schools.