Ok, most people are going to start one of the many TEFL courses in London in order to make it easier for them to secure a teaching position overseas (most prospective employers will not even look at you without one of these qualifications). So, how can you find one of these teaching positions? Let me explain!
To start with, you should always carry out as much research as possible into a country before deciding to teach there. One of the strangest things I have seen is the amount of people who complete TEFL courses in London who try to apply for positions all over the world. Why is this strange? Well, you actually want to enjoy where you live and work right? This is incredibly important. Try to aim for places that you have always wanted to travel to. It is going to provide a much more fulfilling experience for you.
You should always look for teaching positions in advance. In fact, you should have a job (or at least a few interviews) lined up before you even leave England. There is nothing worse than landing in a country and finding out that you are low on funds and unable to secure the job that you want. Thankfully, most top TEFL courses in London will have a listing of various positions for you to apply for. Talk to your tutor about how you can go about applying for the jobs. I am sure that they will be more than happy to give you the advice that you need.
In addition to this, there are a number of websites out there dedicated to listing various TEFL teaching positions around the globe. I suggest that you take a look at a few of them. It is important to note that those positions which are listed outside of just your TEFL course are going to be highly competitive. Many of the positions in the ‘top’ countries will often have hundreds upon hundreds of applications. When you apply for them you really need to make sure that you stand out. You need to demonstrate that you are going to be a far better employment prospect than anybody else on that list. Your tutor should be able to give you some advice here too.
One final point to note here; if you want to stand the best possible chance of getting a job overseas then you really do need to carry out as much research as you possibly can into the various TEFL courses in London. You want a qualification that is highly respected. You should never opt for an online course. You are not going to get anywhere as you will not have the practical experience required to teach. The best option (particularly if you are limited with time and money) is to go down the route of a combination course. This gives you both online and offline tutoring. These courses are surprisingly effective.