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5 Reasons To Quit Your Dead-End Job And TEFL!

5 Reasons To Quit Your Dead-End Job And TEFL!
Admin - Sep 16 2015

“I’m too old, I can’t afford it, I don’t have any experience, I’ll do it next year”…we’ve heard it all before!

If you’re unhappy, change it! Taking up TEFL will give you a new lease of life and allow you to do something new and exciting. It’s never too late to TEFL!

1) You’re Bored!
Spending the majority of your day listening to the local radio station play the worst songs to grace this earth and knowing the ‘knack’ to the dishwasher are, I’m sure, not particularly dream-job-worthy features.
Unless, when you envisaged your future you dreamt of an under challenging job that you loathe? You know it yourself…it’s time to TEFL.

2) You’ll Regret It!
10 years later…you’re still in the same dead-end job but now you’ve got kids to feed and a mortgage to pay off. Wishing you took up that chance to see some of the world now aren’t you?

3) Forget What You’re Losing And Think What You’ll Gain!
STILL worrying about giving up your current job because ‘you feel bad’? Don’t! Teaching English abroad will provide you firstly with memories to last a life time but secondly, a jam-packed CV to impress future employers with.
Teaching abroad will provide you with so many new skills such as: international work experience, classroom management, patience, resourcefulness, communication, organisation and maybe a new language or two!

Still clinging on to that data-inputting role of yours?

4) You Can Turn TEFL Into A Career!
TEFL doesn’t have to be for 6 months! There are some who worry about the risk of giving up a well-paid job only to return a few months later and wish you could just walk into your old job…

This doesn’t have to be the case. You have two options!
a)    Turn TEFL into a career – after taking up your first teaching position abroad you may well find that you fall in love with teaching. Finished a one year stint in China, why not move on to South Korea next?
b)    If you do decide to return home, why would you want to walk back into your old job? You left for a reason! After teaching abroad you’ll find that your new-found skills have boosted your CV and allowed you to apply for jobs you may not previously have considered. You can even become a TEFL teacher back in the UK (You might need a Level 5 Qualification for this bit)!

5) The Pay!
•    You’ll earn more than you think! Being an English teacher is an extremely respected position to hold in many countries all over the world. As the demand for English teachers increases employers are willing to pay for it! In particular, a lot of money can be made through private tuition and teahcing Business English as many employers, especially in Europe, expect their employees to be able to speak English.

•    In other countries, such as Japan, United Arab Emirates and South Korea – TEFL wages tend to be naturally quite high e.g. up to £2000 a month in Japan!

•    It is also important to remember that pay is all relative. What might appear like a low wage, for example in Thailand, is in actual fact a wage that will allow you to live very comfortably; a low wage is often accompanied by a low cost of living!

•    Like any job, the more experience you have the more money you’re going to earn.

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