Have you ever wondered how to write a really great cover letter as an international teacher? In this episode, an international teacher consultant will help you learn a proven way to craft a cover letter that will most certainly end up in the “Yes!” pile on an interviewer’s desk.
Jacqueline Mallais, M.Ed., M.A., is a former international teacher and school leader with over 20 years of experience in six countries on four continents. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, now living in beautiful Guadalajara, Mexico, she offers consulting services to teachers looking for personal help and guidance on their job search journey. Since heading overseas in 1996, Jacqueline has helped many teachers secure amazing opportunities abroad.
Hannah Ormond is a graduate student at the University of Georgia, where she will graduate with her Master’s degree in elementary education in May 2023. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Hannah now lives in Athens, GA., where she works as a substitute teacher at local elementary schools while she completes her coursework. Hannah enjoys baking, spending time with her friends and family, and reading a good book when she is not teaching. Hannah had her first international teaching experience in the Fall of 2021 when she completed her student teaching for her undergraduate degree at an international school in Thessaloniki, Greece. Hannah has always loved to travel and has often considered teaching abroad. Her teaching experience in Greece solidified her dream to become an international educator.
Our guiding question was, “what is a consultancy session for an international teaching candidate?” The focus of this episode was on designing an effective cover letter.
Jacqueline communicated the purpose of a cover letter and the “must haves” while giving Hannah insights on personalizing aspects of the letter.
To follow Hannah and Jacqueline while they craft Hannah's résumé (CV), listen to our Episode 8B.
To learn more about the COST program, check out our Episode 20 with Dr. Danielle Carrier.
This episode was recorded on January 18, 2023.
Enjoy all of our interactions with Jacqueline: