Predicting the Upcoming Recruiting Fair Scene

August 31, 2009

fortune-teller-final2123679From ISS to Search Associates, many of us attended the most recent recruiting fairs in search of our current overseas positions. Surprisingly, with the academic year just beginning, schools will soon ask teachers completing their second year of residence to decide if they’ll be returning for a third year or moving-on. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Scams to Cheat International Teachers

August 16, 2009


Dear ISR,

Please check out the following international job offer and warn teachers who read International Schools Review that it’s nothing more than a scam to fool teachers that want to teach abroad.

This job offer has been posted around on the internet for a school said to be located in Spain. The contact person goes by the name of Arnau Javier: The school Director is named as Philip Ordyka. He uses the email address:

The process this ‘school’ uses to ‘hook’ unsuspecting international teachers and grab their money is to 1) gather information, 2) make a bogus offer to the teacher, and then 3) ask for some money for two months’ rent for an apartment at their location.

I am always wary of “international schools” who have no internet presence or mention on the internet at all, except for one employment offer. Thanks to a fellow ESL teacher who visited the address listed and could find NO school. It’s a good thing there is always someone out there who is looking after others.

Signed: Wary International Teacher

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