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Staffroom's Mentorship Program is an online program for education professionals that provides 1:1 mentorship, training and advice to help you land your next job. On top of that, we're built around aligned incentives. You only pay if you succeed in getting hired and start work in an international school.
Your mentors Cheraine & Ollie landed their dream jobs in Bali, during the pandemic. We teach you the skills how we did it, and we help you do it too.
Learn online with live Zoom sessions tailored to suit your timetable, including unlimited support via Slack whenever you want.
Meet with your mentors on Zoom, who work with you 1:1 every week until you get hired at a leading international school.
"I was recently needing support with writing an effective cover letter and impactful CV. Having been off the market for a long time my skills were outdated and I needed direction. I chose to work with Cheraine at Staffroom because I found her responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. She seemed to be helping others and having great results so I thought I would give her a try too. She helped me by coaching and empowering me to be part of the process of improving my writing skills in line with what today's market are looking for. I would recommend her because she not only made the whole process easy but she helped me to have more confidence in my own abilities and achievements. I now have some new skills which I can use to promote myself on the job market in the future. "
No. Staffroom are not recruiters in the traditional sense. We don't get paid by schools. We are Teacher Advocates and Career Strategists who work for YOU (instead of the school), and focus on helping you achieve your job search goals. You're expected to have some education or experience coming into the Staffroom Mentorship Program and we'll be helping you with everything from your resume, to networking, to interview preparation to negotiation. We're able to help you significantly improve your job search process and land your dream job.
We actively advocate for Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (click here to read our published article). We believe that every teacher deserves an opportunity to be mentored by us regardless of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. Our internal application selection process is based solely on the merit, value and growth potential of each educator. One of the goals of Staffroom as a program is to help even out the playing field for underrepresented minorities in the field of international education and demystify the part of your career that is not taught in the classroom.
Yes! You are free to withdraw from the Staffroom Mentorship Program within the first two weeks of it starting, no commitment necessary. Worst case scenario, you get 2 weeks of free advice from experts in international education.
There is no upfront cost required to enrol in the Staffroom Mentorship Program; we only get paid when you do. Only after you've been hired and start work, you pay back a small percentage of your income over a limited time. Teachers typically see an increase in response rates from schools, an increase in networking contacts via LinkedIn, plus an increase in interviews and job offers, so the program statistically pays for itself.
The Staffroom Mentorship Program is completely free until you’re hired, with no upfront payment for anything. You only pay Staffroom if the program actually works for you, meaning you accept an offer. Once you do start working, then you would pay us back a small percentage of your income for a limited time.
Any time we make an offer to a potential teacher, we strongly recommend that they seek outside advice (e.g. from friends and family) before they sign anything. Outside of that, we do our best to hold the utmost transparency for any potential issue. The income share agreement itself is based on a standardised contract common as a financing option in higher education and online educational institutions.
At a minimum, we require a commitment of 10 hours a week dedicated to your job search until you get hired. This includes applications and interviews and the more time the better. On average, our teachers get placed within 4 months, but we will provide you weekly 1-on-1 support for as long as you need to get hired, as long as you remain committed.
If you are currently interviewing or are looking to switch positions within the next 3-4 months, then we can help. If you are looking to switch positions for the next school year, you should start your job search now to set yourself up with the best possible opportunities.
No. However, if you don't succeed in landing a job through us within 12 months you will be released from the Staffroom Mentorship Program and the Income Share Agreement with $0 penalty.
Our clients are international teachers from all over the world. We specialise in helping both Native and Non-Native English Speaking (NNES) teachers get MORE interviews and job offers, and land their dream job in international school. That's exactly what you need, right?
"I just wanted to express my gratitude for all your help, and for providing the opportunity to connect schools with excellent educators who unfortunately often get overlooked because of age, nationality and/or ethnic discrimination. Because of your help, I have received over 80 exciting CVs and I am certain we will be offering positions to at least 10 people from all over the world, some of whom applied for teachers but will be receiving offers for Senior Leaders because of their enthusiasm, experience, expertise, and the very obvious guidance they have gotten from you. You truly create value and change lives!"
"I would like to recommend Cheraine to anyone looking for a dream job or looking for great teachers for their schools. When we had couple of urgent openings due to the Coronavirus related travel ban, Staffroom helped us hire great teachers almost immediately. We are still receiving many applications with Cheraine's help. Next time I look for a job or people to hire, I know who I will contact first"
"Cannot wait to land my new job! Cheraine has delivered two fantastic masterclasses on Resume and Cover Letters. Thanks to her guidance, I am excited about crafting my resume and covering letter with confidence to catch my future employers attention. Cheraine Escott at Staffroom #Kudos #ThankYou very much for everything you do."
"I was recently having a problem with improving my CV and making my LinkedIn profile stand out. I chose to work with Cheraine at Staffroom after she invited me to join her Staffroom group. The group was very helpful and inclusive, and the tips that Cheraine offered were on point. Cheraine took her time to speak with me and to understand my strengths. She transformed my CV from a generic document to a much more personal expression of my "self". What I particularly liked about her approach was the attention she gave me as a human rather than as an employee seeking a teaching post. I would absolutely recommend Cheraine to anyone who wants to highlight their skills and experience while still sounding authentic. I feel much more confident in sending my CV out to schools. Thank you so much Cheraine!"
"I just had an amazing interview preparation session with Cheraine. It was great to have the opportunity to think about structuring my answers to create maximum impact. She also empowered me with some wonderful techniques to stay calm and slow down."
"Cheraine is professional in helping educators to build up their careers and to highlight their values. This is often missed by many great educators in the world. I believe that it would be a great experience to continue working with her until I land my dream job!"
"I found Cheraine’s Resume Masterclass to be most informative and well worth attending. Valuable insights into how one’s CV should be structured for maximum impact and how to improve one’s chances of one’s CV actually being seen. Cheraine is warm and engaging and keeps it real. Making my changes and hoping for a higher hit rate! Thank you Cheraine!"
"I was applying for an internal promotion for a position I had previously been rejected. Since my last application, I had completed significant work within the school and now was in a position to better meet the key selection criteria. I sought support from Cheraine to help prepare for my interview. I had been watching Cheraine's clips on LinkedIn and was impressed by her calm manner and practical advice. Cheraine and I had an hour-long interview preparation session. She delivered sound, frank advice while boosting my confidence. The interview went well and I received positive feedback from the Principal. Once again I was not offered the position however the Principal encouraged me to apply for another, arguably larger, role within the school. He stated that my passion shone in the interview and was very keen for me to take on another position within the school. I would recommend Cheraine to anyone looking to advance their career in teaching. Her advice allowed me to voice my skills, tell my stories, and highlight how I can be an asset to a school. I was offered a significant promotion after my coaching session with her. Thank you Cheraine! I am now working in a job that is beyond my initial hopes for myself"
"Cheraine Escott at Staffroom is truly amazing at what she does. I purchased the Resume, LinkedIn and Cover Letter package, and I have never felt so confident going into the recruiting season. Her inquiry into my teaching practice and future goals, coupled with her writing technique yielded a resume that gives a clear view of who I am as an educator. Her guidance has helped me clarify my goals giving me the tools I need to work toward them. I wholeheartedly recommend Cheraine to help anyone with their career needs."
"I had my CV checked by Cheraine. If I could summarise the impact on me, I'd say it was revealing. I thought my CV was clear and informative. Now I see it as a living document that adapts and changes everyday. Cheraine is a knowledgeable and caring person. I'd definitely hire her services again!"
"I recently attended Cheraine's Cover Letter masterclass. This class provided me with direction and confidence in producing a stronger cover letter, and I definitely feel more equipped in sending out my applications. The class format was very casual yet highly informative - very helpful and highly recommended! Thank you, Cheraine!"
"I have recently attended three masterclasses taught by Cheraine. I learned so much about resume writing, cover letter writing, and how to most effectively use LinkedIn. As a new international teacher, these skills will be invaluable during my career. Cheraine is easy to learn from and makes you feel welcome and comfortable working through processes that can be both very personal and tedious. I look forward to working with her again in the future and recommend her unreservedly."
"The class was so eye-opening on things we take for granted yet they make a great difference and the ability to play with words. It was so exciting and eye-opening for me personally. With the vast experience you shared, it clearly showed why I kept getting those "unfortunately you have not been selected for the next round" responses. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge, it was super helpful!"
"Attending my first Resume Masterclass I was a bit sceptical at the start, but after listening to the professional nature of Cheraine explaining the process in regards to ATS tracking systems, it was made clear why I wasn't getting the interviews I was hoping for. I will be 100% taking the next step in seeking her professional services (the Teacher Resume Package) as I feel with Covid the competitive nature to stand out is more important now than ever before. Thanks for opening my eyes."
"After a CV workshop with Cheraine, I feel 100% more confident about how to write a CV that will get me noticed for the job I’m after. She’s super knowledgable about what is needed and what schools are looking for. I’d really recommend one of her workshops if you’re struggling to get interviews, or if you just need a refresher on what the current trends are regarding selling yourself to potential schools."
"I was recently having difficulty writing my CV and applying for jobs after several years in the same teaching job. I chose to work with Cheraine at Staffroom because I had been following her posts on LinkedIn, and found she has a positive and upbeat approach to career coaching. She helped me by making recommendations for how to improve the impact of my CV. What I particularly liked about her approach was her precise and detailed advice as well as her knowledge of the current situation in education recruitment. I would totally recommend Cheraine to anyone who is feeling a bit stuck in their career and not sure how to make their next career move."
"I was recently having a problem with the organisation of my resume. I chose to work with Cheraine at Staffroom because I saw her posts on LinkedIn and thought she could be the answer to my problem. She helped me by giving me feedback on how to better organise my resume. I would absolutely recommend Cheraine to anyone who needs a professional touch for their resume and how they are represented by it. It is really important to leave a good impression on the hiring people through our resume. Thank you so much!"
"I recently consulted Cheraine for her resume review service at Staffroom. Not only was her feedback delivered promptly, it was detailed and personalised, and provided me with insight into writing a resume. I would recommend her services to any teacher seeking to improve their resume. Thank you, Cheraine!"
"I am an experienced educator, however, recently I've not been able to get a response from employers. I chose to seek advice from Cheraine at Staffroom because she has been doing a great job by posting available roles, and helping people like me with her professional advice. She helped me by giving detailed feedback on my resume. She is very experienced and knowledgeable in providing career services. I would absolutely recommend Cheraine to anyone who is not confident about resume writing and needs interview preparation."
"Cheraine is a wonderful coach and a super helpful person. She is able to assess career goals, needs and aspirations. With her help I was able to organise my thoughts and was left with clarity to identify and target my future plans. The conversations with her fuelled me to aim high, I would recommend her to anyone looking to upgrade their career."