I went on to Craigslist and posted an ad, pretending to be a school looking for teachers for the forthcoming year. I pretty much copied the ad from a reputable school in another country.
Thankfully anonymous email addresses on Craigslist meant I didn't have to bother making a fake account to divert emails to.
After posting the ad, I sat back, and within the week I got about 15 different emails applying for the job; with the following coming my way:
- Covering letters
- Photocopies of certificates/degrees
- Personal info (phone numbers, addresses)
- Email addresses of other teachers looking for work
What I did gather however, is that:
a) The competition is pretty weak. I actually now feel a little sorry for DOSs who have to recruit from this steaming pile of shite.
b) Most CVs look like they've been puked up by a drunken dog.
c) Everybody has taught refugees/worked in a youth centre prior to becoming a teacher.
d) Teachers aren't the most aesthetically pleasing flowers in the garden.
e) Covering letters are copied and pasted over shamelessly, regardless of whether any of the information is relevant.
Though more interesting is that now, I've discovered, I have a whole wealth of people who can assist me in planning lessons and writing out pre-interview tasks; just simply delegate them to other teachers under the name of the 'application process.'
So yeah, if you need some degree templates, personal information, inspiration for a future CV or just want to fuck around; you're welcome to use the above. Let me know how it goes...