Shanghai skyline: Pearl Tower
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Abu Dhabi mosque
International high school
International high school
A group of teachers discussing their lessons
A job interview at an international school
Shanghai skyline: Shanghai Tower
Shanghai skyline: Shanghai Tower
Leader interview

Jan 28, 2022

Explore CRS job fair 2022: another showcase of talent and opportunity

Explore CRS held its annual job fair in Shanghai on 8–9 January in what was yet another showcase of talent and opportunity.

Anticipation was palpable on the first morning of the fair. Registration opened at 7:30am, yet teachers were lined up by 7am, hopeful of landing their dream jobs. By the end of the weekend, 163 candidates had met with 30 schools. They had discussed their future possibilities together in over 400 face-to-face and online interviews. Early signs point to another bumper year of offers made.

Teacher recruitment season is like a buffet with a time limit. For employers and prospects alike, you need to get in quick for the succulent dishes, the top-tier hires, the dream positions. If you wait too long you might only get the leftover lettuce and the baby tomatoes. 

Dave, an Australian IB professional, was looking for a workplace more established and transparent than where he had been working. With the current climate of educational reform in China, it’s never been more important to work for an informed and supportive organisation. Dave had three interviews lined up for the afternoon and was hopeful of finding a position fit for his needs.

Another attendee, Andrew, a history and English teacher with 2 years’ experience working in Shanghai, was grateful for the chance to mingle with his industry cohort face-to-face.

“It was an amazing networking opportunity,” he noted. “Aside from looking for a new job, of course. It was nice to touch base with old friends and make new contacts – including other candidates. Due to current travel restrictions, it was also a rare chance to personally meet with school leaders not based in Shanghai.”

Jing Liu, Talent Acquisition Lead for Avenues World School, based in Shenzhen, was impressed by the standard of teachers attending the fair.

“The chance to meet talented teachers face-to-face provides us great exposure to educators who are interested in innovative new schools like Avenues,” she commented. “We will definitely attend the fair next year."

Explore CRS would like to thank all who attended the event and helped to make it such a success!

next steps!

​If you missed the fair there is still an abundance of specialist positions open for an August 2022 start. Visit our job search to explore the great jobs still available.

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