recruitment fair info pack

what, where, when?

13th to 15th January 2017

Shanghai Fair

JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park
158 Da Du He Road, Putuo District Shanghai, China

15 minutes from Hongqiao airport and train station. 20 minutes from Shanghai downtown

DAY 1:

professional development workshops

FRIDAY, 13TH JANUARY

  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Candidate Sign-in
  • 10:00 AM, 1:00PM, 4:00 PM: PD Workshops

The entire first day of the Fair is dedicated to professional development workshops delivered by recruiting schools. The PD day is a great opportunity to engage with prospective employers in a professional setting outside a formal interview whilst gaining some valuable personal development.

Day 1’s atmosphere is relaxed and open for candidates to arrive throughout the day to sign-in, and it serves as a fantastic opportunity to network with other teachers. Certificates of attendance for each individual session will be provided for all attendees. Prior to the Recruitment Fairs, Explore CRS will announce the workshops so all attending candidates can book a spot in the sessions that interest them.

DAY 2:

interview day

SATURDAY, 14TH JANUARY

  • 7:30 - 8:30AM: Sign in
  • 8:00AM and 8:30AM: 2 Introductory Briefings
  • 11:00AM - 6:00PM: Interviews
  • 6:00 - 8:00PM: Candidate and Recruiter Mixer

Day 2 is the key day! For a number of weeks preceding the events, attending schools will be able to access the profiles of all candidates who have registered online. We suggest teachers complete their profiles as early as possible so that schools have the option to contact individuals directly and pre-arrange interviews where possible.

In the morning, all recruiting schools will gather in the Grand Ball Room at the hotel. Explore CRS will hold a briefing meeting for all candidates prior to this and all candidates have the opportunity to meet with the schools that interest them from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. During this time, candidates can provide their CVs to schools and schedule interviews for the rest of the day and the following day. All attending candidates must sign in prior to meeting with schools in the Grand Ball Room.

Immediately following the Grand Ballroom event, one-on-one interviews between schools and candidates will take place from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. All interviews will be held in dedicated interview rooms at the hotels and schools usually schedule these in 30 or 45 minute blocks.

Candidates with downtime between interviews can either relax over coffee and light refreshment in the Explore CRS lounge area or leave the hotel. Both events are held at venues with good amenities and nearby shops, restaurants, and shopping malls.

Candidate & Recruiter Mixer

Our mixer event is held from 6pm to 8pm on Day 2 and provides an opportunity for candidates and recruiters to meet informally, with drinks and snacks on the house. It’s a great chance to relax and socialise after a busy day.

DAY 3:

the final day

SUNDAY, 15TH JANUARY

  • 8:00AM - 6:00PM: Interviews
  • from 12:00 noon onwards: Job Offers Made

Day 3 sees another day of interviews starting at 8:00AM and finishing at 6:00PM. Most schools will be interviewing right up until the end of the Fair, but candidates have the option to check-out once all their scheduled interviews are completed.

job offers

Schools will have the option to offer candidates a position at their school during the Fair. However, a key feature of Explore CRS Fairs is that offers can only be made by schools after 12:00 PM on the final day (Day 3). This means that candidates won’t feel pressured to accept positions too early on in the Fair before they’ve had a chance to meet with all prospective employers. Over two-thirds of candidates attending our Fairs receive offers of contracts from schools either on Day 3 or within two weeks following the Fair. Schools must give candidates a minimum of 24 hours to decide to accept or decline an offer. In practice, the vast majority of schools will provide significantly longer than this.

how to register?

In order to register, please make sure you complete your profile or update an existing profile on our website.

Upon completion, an Explore CRS consultant will arrange a Skype or telephone call to find out more about what you’re looking for and to answer any questions you have.

where to stay?

We have discounted room rates for Fair attendees at the JW Marriott Changfeng Park at a rate of 830 RMB/night (125 USD). This includes breakfast, internet and tax. Please ensure that you book the hotel through this link to benefit from the conference discount.

There are plenty of alternative accommodation options close to the JW Marriott Changfeng Park ranging from 300RMB to 800 RMB per night. Your Explore CRS consultant can advise you further if you would like alternative hotel suggestions.

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19th to 21st January 2017

Abu Dhabi Fair

Yas Island Rotana Hotel
Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

45 minutes from Dubai and 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi airport

DAY 1:

professional development workshops

THURSDAY, 19TH JANUARY

  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Candidate Sign-in
  • 10:00 AM, 1:00PM, 4:00 PM: PD Workshops

The entire first day of the Fair is dedicated to professional development workshops delivered by recruiting schools. The PD day is a great opportunity to engage with prospective employers in a professional setting outside a formal interview whilst gaining some valuable personal development.

Day 1’s atmosphere is relaxed and open for candidates to arrive throughout the day to sign-in, and it serves as a fantastic opportunity to network with other teachers. Certificates of attendance for each individual session will be provided for all attendees. Prior to the Recruitment Fairs, Explore CRS will announce the workshops so all attending candidates can book a spot in the sessions that interest them.

DAY 2:

interview day

FRIDAY, 20TH JANUARY

  • 7:30 - 8:30AM: Sign in
  • 8:00AM and 8:30AM: 2 Introductory Briefings
  • 11:00AM - 6:00PM: Interviews
  • 6:00 - 8:00PM: Candidate and Recruiter Mixer

Day 2 is the key day! For a number of weeks preceding the events, attending schools will be able to access the profiles of all candidates who have registered online. We suggest teachers complete their profiles as early as possible so that schools have the option to contact individuals directly and pre-arrange interviews where possible.

In the morning, all recruiting schools will gather in the Grand Ball Room at the hotel. Explore CRS will hold a briefing meeting for all candidates prior to this and all candidates have the opportunity to meet with the schools that interest them from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. During this time, candidates can provide their CVs to schools and schedule interviews for the rest of the day and the following day. All attending candidates must sign in prior to meeting with schools in the Grand Ball Room.

Immediately following the Grand Ballroom event, one-on-one interviews between schools and candidates will take place from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. All interviews will be held in dedicated interview rooms at the hotels and schools usually schedule these in 30 or 45 minute blocks.

Candidates with downtime between interviews can either relax over coffee and light refreshment in the Explore CRS lounge area or leave the hotel. Both events are held at venues with good amenities and nearby shops, restaurants, and shopping malls.

Candidate & Recruiter Mixer

Our mixer event is held from 6pm to 8pm on Day 2 and provides an opportunity for candidates and recruiters to meet informally, with drinks and snacks on the house. It’s a great chance to relax and socialise after a busy day.

DAY 3:

the final day

SATURDAY, 21ST JANUARY

  • 8:00AM - 6:00PM: Interviews
  • from 12:00 noon onwards: Job Offers Made

Day 3 sees another day of interviews starting at 8:00AM and finishing at 6:00PM. Most schools will be interviewing right up until the end of the Fair, but candidates have the option to check-out once all their scheduled interviews are completed.

job offers

Schools will have the option to offer candidates a position at their school during the Fair. However, a key feature of Explore CRS Fairs is that offers can only be made by schools after 12:00 PM on the final day (Day 3). This means that candidates won’t feel pressured to accept positions too early on in the Fair before they’ve had a chance to meet with all prospective employers. Over two-thirds of candidates attending our Fairs receive offers of contracts from schools either on Day 3 or within two weeks following the Fair. Schools must give candidates a minimum of 24 hours to decide to accept or decline an offer. In practice, the vast majority of schools will provide significantly longer than this.

how to register?

In order to register, please make sure you complete your profile or update an existing profile on our website.

Upon completion, an Explore CRS consultant will arrange a Skype or telephone call to find out more about what you’re looking for and to answer any questions you have.

where to stay?

We have discounted room rates for Fair attendees at the Yas Island Rotana Hotel at a rate of 543 AED/night (148 USD) and at the Centro Hotel next door at 483 AED/night (132 USD). These rates include breakfast, internet and all taxes. Please ensure that you book the hotel through these links to benefit from the conference discount.

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