WHY REGISTER WITH Intelligent Concepts?
- We care about each and every candidate.
- An Associate, and his or her team, will help you through the entire process and will give you as much attention as you need.
- We are well known for our personal attention and ongoing support.
- We have over 10 plus years of experience working closely with hundreds of top international schools and government schools in UAE.
- We are perceived in the international school community as the leader in our field.
- Our databases are extremely sophisticated and helpful to candidates in the job-hunting process, and offer an equally invaluable service to schools seeking to find outstanding candidates.
- Our job fairs are particularly effective in matching good teachers with good schools as we keep them small and focused, so that we can provide personal attention to those candidates and schools that attend.
AM I GUARANTEED A POSITION IN AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL?
Jobs are not guaranteed. Much of your success will depend on your willingness to teach at any one of many possible locations, your subject area, and the strength of your file. Roughly 70% of the candidates who are registered will eventually secure a job. About 50% of those individuals will do so through attending one or more job fairs. The remaining 50% will secure positions by using the database and connecting with schools.
CAN I CHOOSE THE OVERSEAS DESTINATION I WILL GO TO?
As a candidate you are completely in control of which schools you apply to.
Your Associate will be available for advice and counsel throughout the entire process. We always encourage candidates to be open to all areas of the UAE in order to increase their chances of getting at least one good job offer.
DOES IntelligentConcepts ASSIGN ME TO A SPECIFIC SCHOOL?
Intelligent Concepts does NOT assign candidates to schools. Our purpose is to connect candidates and international schools through an online database, job fairs and the collective and individual contacts of our Senior Associates. As a candidate, your profile will be available to schools searching to fill a position(s), and similarly you as a candidate will be able to view a school profile, search for vacancies and contact schools. Candidates and recruiters also connect at our job fairs. However, all job offers depend on the strength of your file, your confidential references, your ability to interview, and your flexibility as to the type of school and location you find attractive.
I AM MOVING TO ONE SPECIFIC COUNTRY (OR ONE CITY OR TARGETING ONE SCHOOL) AND CANNOT BE AVAILABLE FOR A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES IN VARIED LOCATIONS. CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A POSITION THERE?
If you are targeting one school, one city, or one country (with very few schools), you might try your luck in contacting them directly before applying with Intelligent Concepts. You will probably save yourself time. Also, if the school is a member of Intelligent Concepts, your file is likely to rise to the top of hundreds of random emails the school receives from candidates because your file will be readily accessible through Intelligent Concepts and we are well respected in the international education community. That being said, it will be extremely difficult to find a position with such a narrow search and most Associates will encourage you to be more flexible.
I JUST WANT TO BE PLACED IN "X" Emirate and X School IN UAE -- WHAT ARE MY ODDS?
While over 100 schools in UAE are registered with us, they represent only 15% of our total member schools. Many teachers considering working abroad think first of UAE, so the positions are very competitive. Therefore, we encourage you to keep yourself open to other areas of the UAE in order to increase your chances of securing a position abroad. Unless there are truly compelling reasons for a self-imposed geographic restriction, it is unlikely that Intelligent Concepts will accept a candidate with a "one-School," or even a "one-Emirate," restriction.
MY SPOUSE/PARTNER AND I WANT TO TEACH OVERSEAS TOGETHER. HOW DOES THAT WORK?
We strongly encourage teaching couples to apply with Intelligent Concepts, schools generally prefer to hire couples (although some factors such as number of dependent children, teaching preferences and flexibility may affect a teaching couples ability to be competitive.) Both members of the teaching couple would be required to complete a separate application with Intelligent Concepts as well as our pre-screening requirements. In other words, we would require each part of the "team" to have a complete and separate profile with Intelligent Concepts prior to being accepted as candidates. Once accepted, both profiles will be electronically "linked" together by our system so that recruiters viewing the profile of either half of the couple will have direct and immediate access to the other person.
(Please Note: By Intelligent Concepts Policy, teaching couples are only Activated as a couple, when both files are completed. One half of a teaching couple is not Activated until the other half of the couple has also completed his or her file.)
ONCE I AM REGISTERED, HOW DOES AN EMPLOYER RECEIVE AND REVIEW MY INFORMATION?
Schools can search the database for candidates and their profiles, which include the information contained in the online application, the biographical notes, and the confidential references.
WHO HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF GETTING A JOB, A SCIENCE OR AN ENGLISH TEACHER?
Teachers in specialist fields have the best chances of success due to a smaller teacher supply in relation to the number of jobs. Specialist areas include: music, art, library, early childhood, science and mathematics, and advanced level teachers (such as IB Diploma, AP, GCE A-Level). Specialists do have an advantage over English and ESL teachers, fields in which the supply is large, but schools are always looking for outstanding teachers in all areas.