Paris: When to apply for September?

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Paris: When to apply for September?

Unread postby chrisdj » 03 Apr 2012, 21:06

Hi guys

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this. I'm looking to start teaching in Paris in September. Does anyone generally know the best time to go handing out CVs for starting around that time?

I can't apply for the whole of July, so was thinking of going at the end of June, or in August. Or maybe even both!!

If anyone could give some advice, that would be great :D

Chris
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Re: Paris: When to apply for September?

Unread postby carefulkaty » 09 Apr 2012, 14:08

Hi Chris. I'm assuming that you're applying for adult education, rather than institutional jobs. That said, my advice is probably applicable to either.

Ridiculous though this may seem, you should probably start sounding out the larger more reputable language schools after the Easter break. (and go on to carpet bomb the entire yellow pages if there is no return on that after a month) This can be done quickly and cheaply via the internet (make sure you have a current pdf cv which you can add to any e-mail). The chances of your getting anything firm for 'la rentrée' are fairly slim, but this is definitely a sector where it pays to be on file. You can aim to follow up your e-mail with a 'phone call, or just another e-mail...

Whatever else you do, do NOT wait for the summer holidays. Assume that all administrative staff are away on holiday. I know that this may be a total exaggeration, but July or August is WAY too late.
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Re: Paris: When to apply for September?

Unread postby chrisdj » 11 Apr 2012, 23:49

Hi Katy, that's really helpful, thank you!

Do you think there is much benefit of handing in applications in person if I went at the end of June? At least it's a perfect excuse to go there for a week, it's only a train journey from London so cost isn't too much of a problem!

And noted, avoid August :)
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Re: Paris: When to apply for September?

Unread postby Jadeuk » 12 Apr 2012, 16:48

Hiya!

I did my course with uk-tefl and they recently sent me a email literally everyday in March advertising summer placements and from what ive heard from friends its better to do it sooner than later incase your thinking on going further like China for Visas.

I think they have one for paris at the moe.

Yet like you said its pretty close by and any excuse for a holiday! :D
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