If you want more teaching job attention, we highly recommend that you use LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the best place to get more teaching job attention.

This advice is based on our experience so far with a few social networks.

  • Twitter – great for a headline and a link. Useless for job seekers because there is nowhere to store a full profile.
  • Facebook – great for gossip, cute pet photos, general chit-chat and trivia. Useless for jobs because it is a friend network.
  • LinkedIn – lousy for headlines and personal chats but absolutely the best for promoting yourself as a professional teacher, getting advice and finding job opportunities.

Oddly enough, LinkedIn is still a stranger to many of our course attendees. It is viewed as a fuddy-duddy site where managers hang out and elitist chats take place.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a business and professional network but there are a lot of people in the network who are very down-to-earth, have good things to say and have a great sense of humour.

LinkedIn may have started as a B2B network but it has evolved into much more than that. It is a way to make contacts, show your skills and find a lot of work opportunities that probably never make it to the job boards. It is also a good source of information and new ideas.

About a year ago EBC opened up its “Teach English abroad: training, jobs, advice and more” LinkedIn group. The day we opened it up to the public we had 40 members. A year later, we have close to 2,500 members.

Yes, we advertise our services and publish our internal blog posts on the group but we also get good contributions from other members as well. External contributions are articles and job opportunities.

There’s a job section in the group and there are usually a few interesting openings advertised.

To recap:

  • The EBC teach English abroad group has almost 2,500 members and includes jobs
  • I have almost 1,000 contacts and close to 1,100 followers
  • Other EBC staff members and our associates also have hundreds of contacts an followers
  • The EBC company page has 280 followers

The interest in EBC and what we do is self-evident on LinkedIn.

In comparison Facebook is the poor cousin to LinkedIn, but this is not surprising because EBC is a professional company and Facebook probably is not where we belong.

If you are a professional then, just like EBC, LinkedIn is the place to be, get noticed and get hired.

Join me, EBC and EBC graduates on LinkedIn

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This is a great place to get your TEFL certification. The staff is kind, organized and very helpful. It was such a comfortable learning environment that I enjoyed very much. I liked the personalized attention and I got a lot more confidence and experience to be an English teacher. Thanks for everything!
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I found the instruction throughout the course to be very effective and I finished the course feeling excited and prepared to begin teaching. There is nothing fancy about the EBC facility, however this doesn't in any way reduce the overall quality of the course. John, the instructor, has extensive experience (both as an TEFL teacher and a TEFL course trainer), which is evident in the thoughtful organization of the course. My class had only five students, which created lots of time for personal attention and advice. Make sure you come prepared to work hard!
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12:06 14 Dec 17
It was a great and intensive course! I learned and enjoyed this whole learning how to teach experience. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge. I feel well-prepared now. EBC Madrid, 2017.
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11:57 14 Dec 17
I've just finished my EBC TEFL course. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend this course. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. It was just a pleasure. Thank you so much and good luck!
Natalia Egorova
15:04 10 Nov 17
The course has been really useful and the teacher, John, made the classes so much fun and very interesting. It is has been a great experience and has helped me realise how much I really enjoy teaching. It has also been a bit intense at times but I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to become an English teacher.
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20:17 05 Oct 17
Class of August 2017.It's been a busy stressful 4 weeks but I am happy the group and I have all made it and we have TEFL certificates to show for all our hard-work and sleepless nights. Much thanks to our trainer John for his patience and ability to find solutions and guidance to help you find your way and energy throughout the course. EBC international is the best place to learn and share your knowledge of teaching. And for people like me who has no idea how to teach things like grammar and also to learn the grammar...this is the place to be!
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