1. Evaluate how necessary it is to take up an international teaching job
Jobs for teaching English abroad are the most common, but you can also find other openings. To start the process, it is important that you take the time to think why you want that international school job. What makes it better than a local teaching job? Are you ready for the move and what effects might that have on your life? Traveling to take up a teaching position abroad is more suitable for single teachers compared to married ones who might end up leaving their families behind for extended periods of time. Before even starting your search for a job abroad, ensure that you are up for the challenge.
2. Find out how legit the job and the school is
The last thing you want is to travel only to find that the school is not what you expected. Find out as much as you can about the school and also the job in question before applying. The internet is a good place to look it up and from the reviews on directories and other sources you will be in a position to know how genuine the offer is and how competitive or good the school you are about to join us. Think also along school curriculum and how qualified you are or how possible it will be for you to teach probably in different curricula from what you are used to.
3. Evaluate the salary package
Most teachers choose to teach abroad because of the benefits they get in terms of the salary package. But even when looking at the salary offered for the position, it is very important that you consider the cost of living in the country or region you will be teaching in as well as the local taxes that directly affect your salary. Salary ranges for teachers vary from place to place and it is also important to remember that whereas some offer housing or utilities as part of the salary package, some may not offer such. Think about airfare, medical insurance, tuition for children you are tagging along, transport allowance and professional development training benefits. Make sure that the salary you are bound to get is indeed reasonable enough for the international move you make.