FAQ’s

How can I apply for a job?

Easy. Create a profile by entering your basic information, upload your CV, and references, and we’ll contact you for an interview. After that, we’ll find you a job that matches your preferences and qualifications.

What are the minimum qualifications for teaching jobs?

Typically, all you’d need is a university degree NQF level 7 from an accredited university, and a 100-hour TEFL certificate. Specific requirements vary between certain schools and institutions, but a large amount of jobs require only these basics, and then they will train you to teach their own curricula.

How likely am I to find a job?

If you meet the minimum requirements, it is extremely likely that we will find you a job. If you have a valid passport, at least 2 years English teaching experience, and are between the ages of 23 and 35, we guarantee that we’ll find you a job.

Do you offer free flights to my destination?

Flights are sometimes offered by the employers, but we don’t. However, through our Get Home Easily program, if for some reason your employer fails to pay you, we will buy you a flight home, 100% on us.

Is there a big difference between living and working in Hong Kong and China?

Yes. China is the most populous country on Earth. It’s also one of the largest countries. This means that lifestyles vary greatly from province to province, and city to city. Many people who travel or work in China consider it the cultural experience of a lifetime. It’s nearly impossible to ever run out of great places to see and local cuisines to try. The relatively low level of English in the general population means that teachers will often meet students with absolutely no understanding of the language, and within a year or two the student is confident and skilled in his or her use of English.

Hong Kong, on the other hand, is perhaps the busiest city in the world. The extreme population density means that Hong Kong is busy, exciting, cosmopolitan, and vibrant 24 hours per day. Hong Kong has a large expat community and caters to everyone from all walks of life. It is not uncommon for people to go to Hong Kong for temporary travel or work and then end up staying for years longer than their original intended stay. Students in Hong Kong have typically been exposed to English in some capacity, but are always driven to learn more and more in order to keep up with the increasing use of the language throughout the city.

Is there a maximum age for getting a job?

No. However, certain learning centers and schools do cater to younger teachers due to their physical setups and work environments.

Is it difficult to get work visas?

No. Given that you possess the minimum visa requirements of a university degree from an accredited university and a TEFL certificate as well as a valid passport, it is extremely rare to have any issues with acquiring visas. Some countries and even some cities have different visa requirements, meaning that some visas can be obtained in 3 weeks, and some may take over 4 months, but in the end, nearly 100% of applicants get their visas.

What’s the difference between getting a job through GTR and getting one myself?

There are 2 major differences. Firstly, applying for a job on your own means that you have to contact each school and learning center individually, wait for a response, and go through an interview process with each school. After all, you are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. With us, you do one interview, then we find a great job match for you.

Secondly, not all schools and language centers are created equally. Scams exist. Some institutions may charge you for your visa, hold your passport, fail to follow the terms of your contract, or fail to pay you altogether. We go above and beyond to ensure that every school that we work with is reputable, reliable, and has a track record of high educational quality for students and of providing a great work environment for teachers.

How do you know schools and learning centers are reliable?

In order to get an account with Global Teacher Recruitment, schools are scrutinized very carefully. We interview them, contact current and former teachers who have worked there, and in many cases, we physically go visit them. Members of our team visit Hong Kong, Macau, and China on a regular basis to meet with our clients and prospective clients. While it’s easy for teachers to find jobs through us, it’s not easy to become a client.