What do I need to bring to the Fairs?
Copies of your CV. We suggest 5-10 copies.
Shanghai: 13th to 15th January (Friday to Sunday)
Abu Dhabi: 19th to 21st January (Thursday to Saturday)
Copies of your CV. We suggest 5-10 copies.
Business dress. You will be meeting and interviewing with prospective employers.
Arrival time differs across the three days:
Day 1: We open sign-in at 09: 00. This allows you time to relax and sign-up for the PD workshops with the first session beginning at 10:00. Those who are not attending PD workshops can still sign-in from 09:00 to 19:30.
Day 2: Sign-in will open at 07:30. Day 1 attendees can arrive at 08:30.
Day 3: This day is for interviews and follow up discussions with schools. Candidates should arrive at least 10 minutes before their scheduled appointments.
The open fair session is where you’ll meet all recruiting schools at our Fairs. Attending schools will have booths arranged alphabetically around the room. You’ll have a few minutes to introduce yourself and schedule private interviews. The session lasts for 2 hours, so we suggest candidates review and select schools they want to visit before going into the Ballroom. We will post school vacancies in the Candidate Lounge early on the morning of Day 2.
Schools register throughout the months leading up to the Fairs. Explore CRS will send out a Directory of Schools by the end of December to all attending candidates.
Schools may choose to contact pre-registered candidates to schedule an interview either before or on Day One of the Fair. However, if you are not contacted by a school before the Fair this does not mean the school is not interested in speaking with you. Interviews will also be scheduled during the Ballroom session on Day 2. We suggest you introduce and speak with all schools you are interested in at the Fair and confirm pre-scheduled appointments during the open fair session.
Shanghai Fair: If you are coming from outside of Mainland China you will need to apply for a Tourist Visa (L-Visa). Depending on the country of origin you will need to research the best way to apply for a Tourist Visa to China as it will vary from country to country. Explore CRS will provide an invitation letter if this is a required document for your country.
For more information on obtaining a travel visa to China please visit:
Abu Dhabi Fair: Please visit the UAE Embassy website below to learn more about visa requirements for travelers.
Yes! Schools will be able to make offers on Day 3. Some schools will wait to make offers after the Fair once they’ve had a chance to review all the candidates they’ve interviewed.
This will vary by school but all schools will give a minimum of 24 hours for candidates to respond.
Upon your approval, your profile will continue to be accessible to all Explore CRS client schools including those who did not attend the Shanghai or Abu Dhabi Fair. Schools will be able to contact you directly about any new vacancies that come up. Additionally, we will continue to post new jobs throughout the academic year.
Shanghai: JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park
158 Da Du He Road, Putuo District Shanghai, China
Abu Dhabi: Rotana Yas Island Hotel
Golf Plaza, P.O. Box 131755
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Candidates are very welcome to bring family for the weekend. However, there will be no nursery or child care services provided. During the day’s scheduled events (workshops, the open fair sessions, interviews) it is not feasible for family members to accompany attendees.
Not if travelling daily is a practical option for you. However, Explore CRS has secured discounted rates for a set number of rooms. We encourage candidates to take advantage of this lower rate and book early. There is also a range of alternative and inexpensive hotel accommodation options close to both Fair locations. When reserving a room at either the Shanghai or Abu Dhabi Fair hotels, you must book via the link Explore CRS provides in order to take advantage of the event discount. We will also provide a list of nearby alternative accommodations.
There will be light refreshments and snacks but lunch will not be provided. Both hotels have restaurants and cafés or there are alternative food outlets nearby both hotels.
Prior to the Recruitment Fair we will send out a PD Workshop list to all registered candidates. You can e-mail your Explore CRS consultant with the list of workshops you’d like to attend.
Yes. Explore CRS will provide all candidates who attend Day 1 workshops with certificates of attendance as this is a dedicated day for professional development. If candidates need to apply to their school for a day’s absence for attending the professional development sessions, Explore CRS can issue formal invitations and confirmation as required. Any sessions offered on Day 2 or Day 3 are provided as ‘add on’ sessions and certificates cannot be provided.