First In-Person ISS-Schrole Advantage Fair Event Garners Attention
Princeton, NJ, USA (December 14, 2018) – Recruiters and candidates attending the Atlanta 2018 ISS-Schrole Advantage Fair this week got a first-hand view of the next level of international recruitment under the ISS-Schrole collaboration. More than 170 candidates attended this key recruiting event, joining recruiters from 98 international schools from around the world. “Normally, Atlanta is a smaller fair that kicks off the season of in-person events, but this year, the atmosphere was positively electric,” said Laura Light, Director of Global Recruitment for International Schools Services (ISS). “We were thrilled to have such a lively, diverse fair and see so many teacher vacancies being filled.”
During the ISS-Schrole Advantage job fair, held December 9-11, 2018 in Atlanta, participants enjoyed networking events, school presentations, interview signups, and job offers. Recruiters and Candidates also used the popular app, Whova, to increase engagement and conversations throughout the multi-day event, recording double the app sessions from prior year and three times the number of messages posted, all leading to a 100% satisfaction rating among those who used the app.
The Atlanta 2018 fair is the first in a three-location international recruitment event series. The second event will be the Bangkok job fair (January 4-7, 2019) and the final in-person event will be the San Francisco job fair (February 7-10, 2019), which will immediately follow the annual AAIE conference.
ISS-Schrole Advantage staff report that registrations for all recruiting events this season are on a considerable upswing. On November 17, 2018, the staff hosted an iFair®, a virtual recruiting event which attracted record-breaking activity with 735 candidate registrations and 40 hiring schools. With the new virtual fair platform, participants could visit booths and easily interact with both messaging and live video-call interviews.
“Every day, we are getting more and more registrations for the Bangkok and San Francisco job fairs,” said Laura Light. “We’re on track to see some of the biggest numbers ever for these locations. It’s less than a year since we made the announcement about our plans to launch ISS-Schrole Advantage, and it’s so encouraging to see so many international teachers and recruiters using the brand-new technology and participating in fairs. We want to support the future of international education.”
Registration is currently open for the Bangkok and San Francisco fairs. Individuals must be an ISS-Schrole Advantage Premier member school recruiter or ISS-Schrole Advantage paid candidate with a completed, active profile to participate. No special invitations are needed, but space is limited — interested parties should sign up for membership and register for events at iss-schrole.com/advantage.