So, full of excitement at completing my 120-hour TEFL course, I've spent the last few evenings surfing the net researching possible jobs. The first thing I'm noticing is that even with a TEFL certificate and a degree, a lot of posts are asking for 2 or 3 years teaching experience, which at present I don't have. I've been looking largely on tefl.com and eslcafe.com, which on the face of it have a large number of jobs - but hardly any that I am actually qualified to apply for. :(
So what I'm wondering is, do I apply for jobs even when I have no experience? Or is there a secret site or list somewhere for newly-qualified TEFL-ers like me who don't want to apply for a job in China just because there doesn't seem to be much else that will take people with no experience?!
Slightly deflated after the initial elation at getting my TEFL cert...and a little disappointed that there seem to be so few paid teaching opportunities in Africa, which would definitely be my country of choice if only I could find even a lowly-paid post there.
Ho hum, onwards and upwards...