Shanghai skyline: Pearl Tower
Kuala Lumpur towers
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

fair FAQs:

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What are the dates for the 2019/2020
recruitment fairs?

Abu Dhabi: 6-7 December 2019 (Friday and Saturday)

Shanghai: 10-12 January 2020 (Friday to Sunday)

What do I need to bring to the Fairs?

Copies of your CV. We suggest 5-10 copies.

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How should I dress for the Fair?

Business dress. You will be meeting and interviewing with prospective employers.

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What time do I need to arrive at the Fair?

Abu Dhabi

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.

Shanghai

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.

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When will I meet schools?

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.

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Teachers looking for an international education job

How do I schedule interviews?

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.

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Will I need to obtain a visa to attend the Fairs?

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.

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Will schools make job offers at the Fair?

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.

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How long do I have to respond to a school’s offer?

This will vary by school but all schools will give a minimum of 24 hours for candidates to respond.

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If I have not secured a position from the Fair what are my options?

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.

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Abu Dhabi, UAE

Shanghai, China

Abu Dhabi, UAE mosque
Shanghai, China skyline

Where are the fairs located?

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

Can my family come to the Fairs?

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.

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Where shall I stay when attending the Fairs?

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.

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Will there be lunch provided at the Fair?

There will beverage based refreshments but lunch will not be provided. Both fair venues have food outlets nearby.

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How do I sign up for PD Workshops at the Shanghai Fair?

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.

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Will I receive a certificate for attending the PD workshops?

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.

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