What do I need to bring to the Fairs?
Copies of your CV. We suggest 5-10 copies.
Abu Dhabi: 6-7 December 2019 (Friday and Saturday)
Shanghai: 10-12 January 2020 (Friday to Sunday)
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 two days:
Day 1: Sign in will open at 7.30am. All candidates who wish to attend the ballroom session for a chance to interview with attending schools must arrive before 9am and sign in.
Day 2: This day is for interviews and follow up discussions with schools. Candidates should arrive at least 10 minutes before their scheduled appointments.
Arrival time differs across the three days:
Day 1: We open sign in at 9am. This allows you time to relax and sign up for the professional development workshops - the first session begins at 10am. Those who are not attending PD workshops can sign in from 9am to 7.30pm.
Day 2: Sign in will open at 7.30am. All candidates who wish to attend the ballroom session for a chance to interview with attending schools must arrive before 9am and sign in.
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 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 two hours, so we suggest candidates review and select schools they want to visit before going into the ballroom. We will post school vacancies early on the morning of day two.
Schools will contact pre-registered candidates to schedule interviews before the fair, but interviews will also be scheduled during the ballroom session. We suggest you introduce yourself to, and speak with, all schools you are interested in at the fair and also confirm any pre-scheduled appointments during the open fair session.
Abu Dhabi: Please visit the UAE government website to learn more about visa requirements for travelers.
Shanghai: If you are coming from outside of mainland China you will need to apply for a tourist visa (L-Visa). Depending on your 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. More information on obtaining a travel visa to China.
Yes! Schools will be able to make offers on the last day of the event. Some schools will wait to make offers after the fair has concluded, 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 fairs. 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.
Abu Dhabi: Raha International School
Khalifa City 'A', Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Shanghai: Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
500 Weihai Road, Jing’an district, Shanghai, China, 200041
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.
Explore CRS will secure discounted rates for a set number of rooms at hotels convenient for the fairs. We will contact candidates with details of these preferential rates so that they can take advantage of the lower rates and book early. You must book via the link Explore CRS provides in order to take advantage of the discount. We will also provide a list of nearby alternative accommodations.
There will beverage based refreshments but lunch will not be provided. Both fair venues have food outlets nearby.
Prior to the recruitment fair we will send out a PD workshop list to all registered candidates. You can email your Explore CRS consultant with the list of workshops you’d like to attend.
Yes. Explore CRS will provide all candidates who attend day one 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 days two or three are provided as ‘add on’ sessions and certificates cannot be provided.