10.1.17 – ISS (International School Services) iFair / Virtual Hiring Fair
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 8am-12pm US Eastern Time
Sarah P’s comments: For anyone interested in the international school librarian market ISS is hosting a first-of-the-season hiring fair. This is an opportunity to gain a break-in position for those without the ‘A list’ attributes, namely international experience, school media certification on top of an MLIS (but you should be able to show you are working to obtain it), and/or being single or part of a teaching team. You must be a registered ISS candidate to attend so if you are interested you need to contact ISS ASAP because establishing a file can take time due to credentials and recommendations needing to be verified.
Please be aware that, while ISS is a recruiting agency they also now run their own schools as well, which are, unfortunately, not always top tier. So, be sure to join ISR, International Schools Review, and carefully read the reviews of any schools you might be interested in.
(For more information about international school librarianship please read Chapter 3 of my book.)
What is an iFair®?
International Schools Services is proud to be the first to offer this type of event for schools and candidates worldwide! It’s the best part of an IRC from the comfort of your home/office. Connect with schools early in the season and set up interviews. No taking time away from school – just you, your laptop (phone or tablet) and ISS recruiting schools connecting online. Everyone will be online at the same time, so you can instantly schedule your interviews.
With the use of technology, finding a position has never been easier or more convenient.
Schools will create a virtual booth, which candidates will enter when the event is live. Each school can customize its booth with information such as: logo and website; information about the school and country; salary and benefits packages; and open positions. Recruiters will be online and waiting to talk to candidates. Candidates can enter as many booths as they like, queue and communicate with recruiters.
Initial communication will be done via instant messaging, but Skype is now fully integrated, so you can move directly to a follow-up Skype interview.