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Graduate Stories: Job Search Advisors Are Key to Great Placements

So you know you want to teach English as a second language – you’re on your way to the start of a great adventure! While you’re comparing TESOL certifications, keep in mind that getting a good certification is only one part of the process.

Finding a teaching job overseas with a reliable company can be a real challenge. Fortunately, our team of Job Placement Professionals, whose job it is to help you find a TESOL position, has the know-how and experience to get you where you want to go! They work hard to make sure the process is as smooth and easy as possible so you can focus on the important things.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here is what just a few of our graduates had to say:

Finding the Best Fit – by Brandi

“I am thoroughly pleased with my experience with Oxford Seminars. My Graduate Placement Advisors were WONDERFUL!  I had lots of questions about everything and my team was great about getting back to me quickly.  They provided knowledgeable and useful tips about how to best move forward with this new quest in my life.  I finished the course in mid-August and by the end of August, I had several job offers.  My Advisors helped me to select the best fit for me and I will be in China teaching before the end of the year.  I cannot thank the people of Oxford Seminars enough.  They have helped me make a lifelong dream come true!”

A Husband and Wife Teaching Together – by Kaitlin

“We were pleasantly surprised at how helpful [Oxford Seminar’s Job Search Advisors] were. They helped us with our resume, cover letter and essays to ensure we were sending in a polished copy. They also put us in touch with other recruiters to find us a position in the countries we had an interest in. The process was very quick and a bit overwhelming, but they were so helpful that it was manageable. Within one month, we had accepted a position in Korea and will start our new chapter in life.

“Without Oxford, this overwhelming experience of applying overseas would have been very difficult and a lot more stressful.”

And the Rest is Historyby Terry

“After completing the certification’s requirements and creating my resume, I met Rowan and we immediately began the job search process. This was my favorite part of the process, prior to my arrival in Central America. The team of Job Search Advisors provided me with a wide range of opportunities; from private agencies teaching board executives to non-profit organizations teaching under-privileged children. I chose the latter, but before I made my commitment, fortunately I had a handful of options to choose from.

With each interview, I felt better prepared to market my skills in the interview to come. Being a young man, still in college at the time, those experiences were priceless. In the end, I was put in contact with the Ninos de Guatemala program in Antigua, Guatemala… and the rest in history.”

It Sets Oxford Seminars Apart – by Danielle

“Let me just start by saying that I cannot even begin to express how helpful the Graduate Placement Service that Oxford Seminars offers was for me. Upon receiving my TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate, Alison (my primary Job Search Advisor) reached out to me to get my placement process started. Searching for an ESL job can be an extremely daunting process because of the countless possibilities awaiting Oxford graduates, but the Placement Service helps make the process immensely less stressful.

“The first and possibly most important stage of job searching that the Graduate Placement Service assisted me with was editing and polishing my resume. Alison made suggestions based on additional experiences I had that were not listed on my resume and general layout edits. After she helped me with that and my cover letter, I was confident to begin sending these documents out to potential employers. Alison then sent my resume and cover letter to Oxford’s contacts in my chosen countries, per my request. My Advisor made me feel as if I could ask her anything and it would not be bothersome. So from inquiring about my chosen countries to visa questions, I asked away and Alison always responded willing to help. In addition, I always received a response within 1 to 3 days.

“The service made me feel like an individual and not just a number that Oxford had to help. The Graduate Placement Service is one of the aspects of Oxford Seminars that sets the company apart from the rest. My experience with the service was so wonderful that I would absolutely recommend Oxford to my friends and family. In fact, I already have. Thank you for all of your help, Oxford Seminars!”

Interested in more information on getting your TESOL certification through Oxford Seminars? Join us for a free seminar! Or you can call us right now at our toll free number: 1-800-779-1779.

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