Review of Profs Abroad: Is it Worth it?

Profs Abroad is a job site that compiles university jobs from various sites around the Internet into a single easy-to-search database. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t avoid those ridiculous recruiter filled job boards over on ESL Cafe if at all possible? But, this goodness doesn’t come for free-it’s $29.95 …

Top 5 ESL Job Sites

So, you think you want to be an ESL teacher? You’ve made an…interesting choice to say the least. Get ready for a life that is far from the ordinary. Now, it’s time to find yourself a job. Here are my top 5 ESL job sites that you can use to …

Teaching in Korea: When is it time to go home?

It’s Been a Decade Well Korea, it’s been a decade. And we’ve had a good few years, filled with enough awesome to last a lifetime. Seriously. I feel like I’ve compressed 50 years worth of living into 10 and I’d never trade my time here for anything. And I have …

Working Abroad: Is it For You?

Working Abroad: Not for Everyone I get emails and Facebook messages from people all the time who find me through my books or other online ventures and wonder if they should teach English abroad. While the advice I give always varies, there are a few general principles that you can …

Teaching ESL Abroad as a Career: A Good Option?

Lots of people ask me about teaching ESL abroad as a career and whether or not it’s a good option. My answer is: sometimes, it really depends on the person. Teaching English abroad doesn’t exactly fit into the category of a “serious” job where you make “serious” money like you would …

Teaching English in Korea: Cons

Disclaimer: I’m not a total hater. I just talked about the other side of the coin in this post: Teaching English in Korea: Pros. But, today we’re going to go down the road to the negative stuff-the reasons why Korea is not such a fabulous place to teach English. Learning …

Teaching English in Korea: Pros

Teaching English in Korea: Is it For You? So you think you want to teach English in Korea and are wondering if this is a good choice, or not. This is totally normal. Packing up all your stuff into 2 suitcases and moving to the other side of the world …

Working Abroad: Why It’s Awesome

***In recent weeks, I’ve been a wee bit down on Korea and teaching in universities here. Some have even said that I don’t really present a balanced view of things. In order to appease the masses, I’ll interject some positive goodness and talk about why working abroad, in general, is …

Korean University Jobs- They’re Perfect, for Some

People = Mostly Cool with the Dead-End  I’ve gotten some flack from the netizens in Korea because of my previous posts where I disparaged teaching in a Korean university as a pretty grim prospect at times due to lack of opportunity for advancement (I call it the best dead-end job …

Is my Korean Uni Job too Good to be True?

Do you Know, “Golden Handcuffs?” A couple days ago, I published this post: Korean University Jobs-The Golden Handcuffs in order to explain why I’m leaving my most sweet of Korean university gigs to return home to the great white north that is Canada. It kind of blew up and even …

Top 5 ESL Resume Tips

  Get the Basics Right, You Know? Over the years, quite a few people have asked me to have a quick look at their resumes when they were in the process of applying for ESL jobs, but in many cases, it was hard for me to really give meaningful feedback …

3 Free Profs Abroad Memberships

If you’re looking for a university job teaching English in Korea or anywhere in the world for that matter, Profs Abroad is going to be pure gold for you. It’s a site that compiles only university jobs from the million and one other sites out there so it can really …