Yesterday I was scheduled to have a prescreen interview to teach in Qatar. I received the phone call at the scheduled time and to my surprise the woman on the other end said that Michael (the gentleman who prescreened me for Kuwait) was so impressed with me that he highly recommended me. With that being said she didn’t feel the need to interview me again, instead she wanted to put my information directly into to Qatar Foundations. She told me all about the benefits that come with an offer from QF and they are wonderful benefits. In fact, it is one of Teach Away’s best overseas job benefits package. An offer there would include such benefits as, paid and furnished accommodation for myself and my family, employer paid utilities, paid tuition for my boys to attend the school I would be teaching or up to 15,000 allowance for them to attend another school, 2,000 shipping allowance, paid health insurance, and more. The best part of that conversation was that I would only have to wait 1-2 business days to find out if they are interested in interviewing me or not. If they are, I would have to fly to Atlanta in the beginning of February just like for Kuwait. I just hope that if both places want to interview me, they would occur on the same day or within a day of each other, so I won’t have to pay for two flights to Atlanta with no promises. I really hope they both do, because the more choices, the better my chances this go round.
Tomorrow I will be attending a Webinar with Univ of Toronto for the TEFL program. I am going to get that TEFL certification, so that I can increase my knowledge base in this area whether I get a job through teach away or not. I’m a life long learner, what can I say. Time to do some research on life in Kuwait and Qatar.