**We strive to empower both our teachers and schools throughout the process. The Working Tourist, a subsidiary of Hubbering Inc., connects prospective teachers with schools. Your application is sent to the school’s recruiting representative based in China.
Option 1: Complete the indication of interest form by clicking here. This will take you to The Working Tourist’s main site where you will let the representative in China know that you're interested in getting more information about schools or to verify your eligibility as a native English speaker etc.
Option 2: Complete the Application Form by clicking here. By completing this form you indicate that you are ready to move forward. Your application form is sent directly to the representative in China who will contact you to discuss the schools that are urgently in need of teachers.
The following will be mandatory to complete the application form:
* Your most recent resume
* Copies of your highest qualifications
* 2 current photos comprising of 1 bust shot (close up) and 1 full body picture
The following are optional, but will greatly enhance your application:
* A short introductory video. This is your opportunity to make a great first impression on the school. No more than 3-5 minutes.
* Introductory letter to the school letting them know a little about you.
* A copy of your passport which will be needed for your visa to be arranged.
Presentation is very important, and it’s important to note that things that may be acceptable in our culture in the west may not be acceptable in an Asian culture. E.g. it’s not acceptable in some cultures to approach a decision-maker without having been properly introduced. This means that your video, letter and photographs are very important in the process.
Option 3: Request more information by clicking here. This option sends your query to our Miami offices who will answer any questions you may have before moving forward with your application.
NB: The Working Tourist connects you with the representative in China and do not have direct participation in the recruitment process. In most cases we will be able to answer your standard questions; however there may be times when we will need to consult the representative in China in order to give you the most relevant and up-to-date answer.
So, what does the recruitment process look like?
Step 1: Complete the Application Form as indicated in option 2 above.
Step 2: On receipt of your documents the Chinese office will determine your eligibility and will let you know if more information is needed. Your first interview will now be scheduled. This will be a cross-border interview and the most compatible tool for this is Skype. It’s important to note that during these latter steps you will have crossed the cultural barrier and will be working directly with the Chinese office. Be ready to answer questions i.e. the preferred city that you’d like to work in etc.
Tip: Ask as many questions as you can think of e.g.:
What teaching resources and support will I receive?
Will I have a work space available at the school? A desk, an office?
Will I be expected to stay at the school even when I don’t have classes?
To whom do I report? Who evaluates me?
Are there air conditioning and/or heating in the classrooms? (This could be important!)
(These are merely ideas and not an exhaustive list.)
Step 3: A second interview may be requested, and this time it will be with the principal of the school you selected. The school makes the final decision the hiring process. Please be aware that there will be a time zone difference, and interviews typically take place during the Chinese daytime hours which is UTC +8:00.
Step 4: Once your placement has been confirmed, you’ll be requested to sign your contract. All the agreed terms that were discussed in the previous step will now apply.
Step 5: Purchase your plane ticket! And remember to be on time at the airport for your flight! You’ll be picked up on arrival and taken to your hotel