When searching for a teaching job abroad, there can be a lot of questions: How can I spot a scam? Is this site legit? Is this a really good offer? After you read about jobs, keep scrolling down to find out what to beware of .
Paying To Search Job Boards
There’s no reason to pay for a job search. Don’t pay anyone to find a job for you. Don’t pay to join any site. Legitimate employers seeking qualified candidates normally don’t charge to search their sites.
Job Offers Requiring No Credentials
No degree? No problem. No resume? No problem. No TEFL or Licence/Certification? No problem. They may offer to pay for all of it if you agree to sign with them. That’s a HUGE red flag. You should be cautious about leaving for a job in a foreign country without being fully qualified FIRST. The company can manipulate the situation because they are sponsoring your qualifications. Remember, even if this is true (in rare cases it can be) it puts you at a huge disadvantage if a legal issue were to arise. If the authorities checks a business to catch illegal workers, companies can easily hand you over and go on like business as usual. I would highly discourage this “offer”.
Requests For Sensitive Information At Initial Contact
No company should ask to see your sensitive information upon contact.
Example: If interested in this position, send a copy of your passport, name, address, etc and/or a fee to get the process started.
Scans of your passport will be requested, HOWEVER, that will be MUCH LATER in the process AFTER you have decided to move forward with the company. You shouldn’t have to send that information just to speak to them.