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

recruitment fair info pack

what, where, when?

Raha International School: location of explore CRS’s Abu Dhabi recruitment fair

6 – 7 December 2019

Abu Dhabi fair

Raha International School
Khalifa City 'A', Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Raha International School is in Khalifa City A, a residential neighbourhood in the northern part of Abu Dhabi. Khalifa City is on the main highway to Dubai and just a 12 minute taxi journey from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

DAY 1:

onsite registration/open fair session/interviews/school presentations/mixer event

Friday 6 December

  • 7.30am onwards: candidate sign in
  • 9am - 11am: open fair session
  • 11am - 6pm: interviews
  • 1pm - 6pm: school presentations
  • 6pm - 7.30pm: mixer event

Day one begins with candidate sign in. This can be busy so please arrive as early as possible. It is essential that you attend between 9am to 11am in order to meet schools and schedule interviews (if necessary). From 11am the open fair session will close and schools will conduct scheduled interviews, along with presentations, at set times between 11am and 6pm.

DAY 2:

interviews and offers

Saturday 7 December

  • 8am - 3pm: interviews
  • from 12pm (noon) onwards: job offers made

Day two sees another day of interviews. Schools will make contract offers from 12pm (noon), although most schools will be interviewing right up until the end of the fair. 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 12pm (noon) on the final day. This means that candidates won’t feel pressured to accept positions before they’ve had a chance to meet with all prospective employers at the fair. Over two-thirds of candidates attending our fairs receive offers of contracts from schools either at the event itself or within two weeks of attending. Schools must give candidates a minimum of 24 hours to accept or decline an offer. In practice, the vast majority of schools will provide significantly longer than this.

Registration for explore CRS’s Dubai recruitment fair

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?

Abu Dhabi has hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Explore CRS will arrange rooms at a preferential rate at a hotel convenient to the fair’s location. Candidates will be advised of this discount in good time to make an early booking.

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Four Seasons Hotel: location of explore CRS’s Shanghai recruitment fair

10 – 12 January 2020

Shanghai fair

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
500 Weihai Road, Jing’an district, Shanghai, China, 200041

The Four Seasons is 25 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and Train Station, and 40 minutes from Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

DAY 1:

professional development workshops and pre-booked leadership interviews

Friday 10 January

  • 9am - 7pm: candidate sign in
  • 10am, 1pm and 3pm: professional development workshops

The entire first day of the fair is dedicated to professional development workshops, delivered by recruiting schools, and pre-booked leadership interviews. The PD day is a great opportunity to engage with prospective employers in a professional setting whilst gaining some valuable personal development. Certificates of attendance for each individual session will be provided for all attendees.

Day one’s atmosphere is relaxed and open for candidates to arrive throughout the day. It also serves as a fantastic opportunity to network with other teachers. Prior to the fair, Explore CRS will announce the workshops so that all attending candidates can book a spot in the sessions that interest them. If you cannot attend day one, then you can still attend the event from day two onwards.

DAY 2:

open fair session / interviews

Saturday 11 January

  • 7.30am - 8.30am: sign in
  • 8am and 8.30am: two introductory briefings
  • 9am - 11am: open fair event
  • 11am - 6pm: interviews
  • 6pm - 8pm: candidate and recruiter mixer

Day two 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 ballroom at the hotel. Explore CRS will hold a briefing meeting for all candidates and then candidates will have the opportunity to meet with the schools that interest them from 9am to 11am. 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 ballroom.

Immediately following the open fair session, one-on-one interviews between schools and candidates will take place from 11am until 6pm. All interviews will be held in dedicated interview rooms at the hotel and schools usually schedule these in 30 or 45 minute blocks.

Candidates with downtime between interviews can either relax over coffee and light refreshments or leave the hotel. The Four Seasons has good amenities and nearby shops, restaurants and shopping malls.

Candidate and recruiter mixer

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

DAY 3:

interviews and offers

Sunday 12 January

  • 8am - 6pm: interviews
  • from 12pm (noon) onwards: job offers made

Day three sees another day of interviews starting at 8am and finishing at 6pm. 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 12pm on day three. 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 three 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.

Registration for explore CRS’s Shanghai recruitment fair

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 a discounted room rate at the Four Seasons 500 Weihai Road. This includes breakfast, internet and tax. Please email Winnie at winnie@explorecrs.com for more information.

There are plenty of other reasonably priced hotels close to the Four Seasons 500 Weihai Road, a list of which can be provided upon request.

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