Scott Schaffner coached me to become a better international school teacher candidate and gave me the winning edge in my international teacher job search.
Scott coached me through a resume overhaul, lengthy mock interview, and comprehensive feedback session. His recruitment experience and sound advice improved my interview skills tremendously. He was there through my entire job search, providing resources, guidance and encouragement.
I landed my dream job with help from Scott Schaffner!
Jay, science teacher in Mozambique, moving to Japan
Scott's consultation services appeared to fit what I was looking for at the time: an objective, informed and trustworthy lens over my professional profile. This was at a time when I was experiencing self-doubt about my career and its progression, I was worried that my CV and educational philosophy had become a little stale. After sending Scott my CV and taking part in an interview he provided me with fantastic advice that was concise, realistic and specific. His approach was reassuring and consummately supportive, without sugarcoating more direct advice on what wasn’t working. I wish I had contacted Scott earlier. Once I undertook to make the changes he advised, I found a great fit at an outstanding international school where I am flourishing; Scott’s guidance played a significant part in this. I’ve since happily recommended Scott to friends who are at a similar point in their careers, they have also benefited from his support and now find themselves looking forward to exciting new experiences in an excellent school. I'm really pleased I took the leap and contacted Scott, he's a straight shooter and has his client's best interests at heart.
Shelly, MYP teacher headed to the Middle East
Scott's exceptional consultancy transformed our job search experience this time around. Having navigated a challenging job hunt a couple of years ago, we found ourselves in a location that, despite our contentment, wasn't the ideal fit due to its distance from family. Scott's strategic guidance, honed through an in-depth consultation, helpful resume and bio recommendations, and timely cover letter feedback, significantly streamlined the process. His expertise culminated in invaluable mock interviews, setting the stage for success. Securing offers from two preferred schools underscored the effectiveness of Scott's support, making this job search not only smoother but markedly more aligned with our personal and professional aspirations.
Bill & Helen, heading to SE Asia
I recently had the pleasure of working with Scott, a seasoned professional that helped me secure my dream job. From the moment I connected with him, I knew I was in good hands.
Scott took the time to understand my career goals, strengths, and interests. He kept me informed every step of the way, providing regular updates and feedback on my job search progress and always offered to assist where needed.
Scott's personalised approach and attention to detail were truly impressive. He took the time to prepare me for interviews, providing valuable insights into schools' culture, expectations, and interview processes. He provided me with invaluable feedback on my resume and cover letters to ensure I was ticking all of the appropriate boxes. Thanks to his guidance and support, I felt confident and well-prepared for every opportunity that came my way.
Scott was professional, friendly, and extremely responsive. He was always available to answer my questions and address any concerns I had throughout the recruitment process.
Overall, I cannot recommend Scott highly enough as he truly cares about his clients' success. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, I landed a job that is not only fulfilling but also aligned with my career aspirations.
Sean, teacher-leader in the UK, moving to the UAE
My wife and I were searching for an experienced international school administrator and luckily we found Scott on LinkedIn. With his experience, he gave us advice on how to re-format our resumes for success and how to decide on the best strategy, as we were job hunting as a couple and a bit rusty after being away from the market for so long. Scott also provided well organized follow-up notes, which made it easy for us to take action and feel more confident to present ourselves. His help exceeded our expectations and we would encourage every teacher to benefit from Scott’s invaluable insight, from his years of working in international education leadership.
Alexandre, math teacher currently working in China
With his years of experience as a teacher and administrator at international schools around the world, Scott is an indispensable resource for anyone contemplating or pursuing a job at an international school. He walked me through each step of the application and recruiting process. And on top of his vast knowledge of international schools, Scott is friendly, helpful, and quick to respond to any and all questions.
Richard, university professor in Ireland
Times change and so must your résumé," Scott Schaffner gently reminded me. Scott has been in teaching and administrative posts in the U.S. and overseas for many years - he's a pro. Scott was able to quickly assess the wide scope of my résumé (plus 25 years and many grade levels) and help me present less of a jumble for the prospective employer to analyze. His less-is-more approach on a packed résumé indeed makes it clearer and less cluttered - giving the reader better insight into the age group I really want to teach.
Steve, on a job hunt for a new MYP teaching job