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====> SHANGHAI - Ridiculously good salary/benefits - Teaching positions available immediately - Apply online in 5 min.
Posted By: Kid Castle Education Corporation <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2013, at 12:09 p.m.
Ok, so I know you've currently got twelve browser tabs open... comparing countless numbers of job ads, trying to figure out what the best choice is, right? Right. Been there and can relate fully. Let me help you simplify things a bit. For all you impatient scanners, we've got the obligatory lists of benefits/requirements below. However, I personally invite the patient few to check out my notes underneath those lists.
About Kid Castle:
- A fast growing company with over 200 schools in China
- Teaches English to kids ages 3-12
- A full curriculum and teaching aids
- 30 hour work week (20 teaching hours max)
- Schedule: 3:30-8pm Wed. through Fri., 8-5pm Sat./Sun.
Pay + benefits (*details given in interview):
- Competitive salary* (in city w/ highest average salary in China)
- Arrival allowance*
- Airport pickup
- Arrival accommodation*
- Contract-completion bonuses*
- Paid training
- Chinese lessons
- Health insurance
- Native English speaker (from native English speaking countries)
- Bachelors degree or higher
- TESOL,TEFL, or CELTA certification (at least 120 hours)
Congratulations! You've made it this far, so I might as well write you an extra-special little note here. So just what does set Kid Castle apart from the masses of faceless English companies in China?
Let's start with our foreign manager - that's me! My name is Joe and I'm actually a foreigner myself (from New York). You might have noticed the general lack of spelling/grammar mistakes in this ad? :) There are enough horror stories out there of poor, unsuspecting teachers ending up on an illegal VISA, in run-down housing, teaching way more hours, and getting paid way less money than originally promised. Well, that's not happening on my watch. It's my job to make sure that both the company AND the teachers are happy. I'm on your side - just think of me as your one-man teachers' union! What about communication issues with the Chinese administration? The average English teaching gig has no lack there either, but again, that's not what you'll find at Kid Castle. Got a question about your schedule? Send me a text message. Need help understanding what your landlord is trying to tell you? Give me a call and I'll translate for you. I understand what it's like and by golly, we're in this together.
Next on the list is our dedicated trainer Cory, also a foreigner (Canada), who's been with us for over 5 years. He's known for rollerblading to/from work and absolutely rocking it in class. The man's a machine and it's his job to teach you how to be one too. Whether it's writing up lesson plans that would put your 1st grade teacher to shame, filling out your repertoire of sweet games, or keeping the kids engaged and as in line as his skates, he'll make sure you get what you need to be confident from the moment you step foot in the classroom to when you hit the lights on the way out.
I don't want you to have to find out the hard way, as one of our current teachers tells his story of the higher-paying job at the large chain he left right before coming here: Their 'training' consisted basically of, on the first day, locking him in a room full of Chinese people who didn't speak a lick of English for 2 hours with the instructions to 'just speak English'. Needless to say, he called us the next day and has been happily at Kid Castle ever since. Thanks again Cory.
Moving on from people to material lets discuss the pay and the schedule. First of all, we offer a respectable salary that is par for the course in Shanghai and would be extremely rare in any of the lower-tier cities. Can you find higher advertised salaries? Admittedly yes, but here's the catch: usually their schedule is for 40 hours of work, whereas ours is 30. When you do the math, Company X which offers more per month is actually offering far less per hour than Kid Castle provides. So you may end up making a little more each month than your friends, but while they're out for a night on the town, you'll be stuck sitting in a glass-walled office serving as Company X's living advertisement.
What about working on the weekends you say? Glad you asked. That may seem like a weird idea at first, but having Monday and Tuesday off is actually pretty awesome. Here's the secret: in general, when the Chinese do something, they do it en-mass. So you're thinking about heading to the park for a quiet Saturday afternoon stroll? Yeah, you and 1.3 billion Chinese people! You'll find that having your 'weekends' on Monday and Tuesday, leave you that quiet park, the empty supermarket, and even the reduced weekday restaurant prices.
There's much more I could mention - like the full curriculum, comprehensive classroom management sticker system, or the laid-back atmosphere (just off the top of my head) - but my 'little note' here has already became an essay. If you're interested in Kid Castle, just click the link below and fill out our quick online application. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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