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The Careers Fair

Our new look IATEFL Careers Fair, sponsored by the University of Sheffield, is a dedicated hub for professional growth and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting our members in their professional development.

Based within the Exhibition, it is free to enter and open to the public and gives visitors the opportunity to find out more about future career prospects, additional training and new job opportunities.

You’ll find top recruiters from across the globe on hand to discuss new job vacancies available in ELT. There will also be a selection of course providers present, who will be happy to talk through the next steps in terms of ELT qualifications.

Presentation Zone

You can hear from industry experts in our career focused Presentation Zone, which will feature a number of ‘How to...” sessions on various areas of ELT.

Presentation Zone Schedule:

Tuesday 2 April 
11:30 – 11:50    ‘How to make IATEFL benefit your professional development' - Bozica Saric-Cvjetkovic
13:30 – 13:50    ‘How to move from being a teacher to becoming a teacher trainer’ - Silvana Richardson
16:30 – 16:50    ‘How to move into language school management’ - Andy Hockley

Wednesday 3 April
11:40 – 12:00    'Teaching English in the University sector' - University of Sheffield
15:35 - 15:55     ‘How to become a successful freelancer’ - Chia Suan Chong   

Thursday 4 April
11:45 -12:00      ‘How to be successful in an ELT interview’ - Caroline Moore   
13:40 -14:00      ‘How to get into EFL’ - Angelos Bollas

Advice Zone

If you are looking for career advice related to a particular area of ELT, you can also pop along to our Advice Zone for an informal one-to-one chat with an experienced professional at specific times during the Careers Fair.

Advice Zone Schedule:

Tuesday 2 April 
14:00 - 15:00     Getting into materials writing - Rachael Roberts
15:00 - 16:00     Getting into language school management - Andy Hockley      

Wednesday 3 April
10:00 - 11:00     Getting into teacher training – Silvana Richardson

Thursday 4 April
10:00 - 11:00     Going freelance - Chia Suan Chong     

CV Clinic

The Careers Fair also hosts a professional CV Clinic by Write Stuff consultants, who will offer expert advice and tips to showcase your skills and experience effectively.

Whether it is advice on any specific aspect of your CV or just some quick fix tips, The Write Stuff’s consultants will be on hand to offer guidance.

Sessions are offered on a first-come-first-served basis, so there are no appointments necessary – just bring along a copy of your existing CV. The sessions are not timed, but typically last around 15 minutes and there is a fee of £10 payable for the consultation.

 

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