In a world of economic uncertainty, the success is measured by the art of being able to adapt to any kind of unexpected unfavorable situations. If you ever considered starting a career as an English teacher abroad, A Guide to Landing an English Teaching Job Abroad, by Nicole Brewer is the ultimate resource for a serious career switch. Nicole, the half of the bubbling project aimed to help globe trotters around the world ilov2globetrot has worked as an English teacher abroad for 8 years, being based currently in Nizwa, Oman. In addition to her own experience, plus a very documented research, she also published interviews with successful teachers sharing their professional tips and experiences.
The book is packed with valuable information covering every stage of the application process. For instance, one may read about the difference between different certificates, including online teacher certifications programs, what are the best job board sites and job fairs, what are the difference between different teaching assignments, very useful job interviews and resume tips - including through samples - contract negotiation advice, what are the top locations for teaching etc.
It is primarily addressed to American and individuals with English as a mother tongue, but it can be easily used by anyone interested to know what do you need to prepare for a teaching job abroad in general. For instance, it also has a section dedicated to 'how to use your foreign language experience other than English'.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in a serious career switch, for both the valuable information as well as the quality of the writing as such. If you are a non-fiction writer yourself, you need to have a look at it, because it offers an example of good and well-structured writing.
Rating: 5 stars
Disclaimer: Book offered by the author in exchange for an honest review