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How to find a TEFL Job in the Autumn.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

How to find a TEFL Job in the Autumn.

By TwentiethApril1986 (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

With the wonderful warm weather we are having in London at the moment it certainly doesn’t seem like the summer is over. However on the job front things are quite different and there is certainly a lot less work about for TEFL teachers.

For those new to TEFL teaching or the London TEFL scene summer is by far the busiest time for language schools. This is because there is an influx of students and young learners from Europe who use their summer break as a chance to come to the UK to improve their English. This in turn means a huge demand from the language schools for additional teachers. Once these students start to make their way back to Europe at the end of the summer the demand for teachers also starts to dry up.

To help you buck the trend and find work we have a few hints and tips:

  1. Make sure you have a great CV that is targeted towards your teaching ability and experience. There are more tips here to help with your TEFL CV.
  2. Upload your CV details to our online CV database. Only registered employers have access to your details and they can contact you directly with offers of work. Find out more here.
  3. Send us your CV to become registered with A+ Teachers to receive job alerts that are not advertised anywhere else. Find out more about A+ Teachers.
  4. Use our school profiles page to read more about quality British Council accredited schools in London.
  5. Advertise your teaching services in your local area and make some extra cash teaching privately.
  6. ┬áIf you aren’t getting much interest from employers it might be that your TEFL certificate in not up to scratch. In the UK most schools only employ teachers with a CELTA or Trinity TESOL certificate. Find out more here.
  7. For those teachers who have just completed a TEFL course it can be very difficult to find teaching work in London outside the summer months. Schools naturally prefer to hang on to their more experienced teachers meaning newbies don’t get much of a look in. It might be worth considering a period overseas to build up your experience. Our TEFL Jobs Worldwide site always has some interesting opportunities.

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