Frequently Asked Questions

Icon Recruit provides a lot of information throughout the site as well as being available online to answer any questions.  Below are some commonly asked questions from candidates interested in teaching in Thailand.  If you don't see an answer, please feel free to contact us.

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Is There Any Charge for Icon Recruit's Services?

Absolutely not. We do not charge teachers for our services. All the services listed above are free of charge. In addition, all successfully hired teachers receive 25 hours of free teacher training with certificate of professional development.

How Does the Interview Work? Do I Have to Interview For Every Job?

Our interview process is design to be quick and informative. Most everything is done online through the teacher profile so you only have to do it once. The actual scheduled interview can be spent talking about the position and answer your questions. For more information on how to set up your teacher profile and the application process, please click here.

What Personal Information From My Candidate Profile Do You Share?

All your candidate information is kept private except what is shown to the school client to obtain the teaching job offer. We only share your complete profile with our client schools that you have expressed a desire to apply for their position. Additionally, all candidate information is marked by Icon Recruit prior to showing schools to ensure that it is protected.

If I Apply for a Job with Icon, Can I Still Look For My Own Job?

Of course you can. We have no binding or exclusive contract with our candidates. You can even share your Icon Recruit Teacher profile with other schools either by URL link or downloaded the PDF Candidate Portfolio.

What Qualifications Are Needed To Teach In Thailand?

You will need to be under 60 years old and hold a Bachelors (4 year) degree. TEFL certificates and prior teaching experience are not mandatory but do help to show you are more qualified. Thai schools preferred teachers who teach math or science to have a degree related to the subject matter they teach and also prefer only native English speaking teachers

Do Schools Provide Housing And Airfare?

Most schools in Thailand do not provide airfare but some will provide a housing stipend allowing teachers to choose and pay for housing of their choice. Icon Recruit will provide you information and guidance on available housing around your school.

Do I Apply For Each Job Separately? Can I Apply For Filled Positions If I Want To Be Considered In The Future?

Yes. We recommend that you apply for all jobs that interest you and even apply for jobs that are already filled. If the job becomes available at any time, you will be notified via email to let us know if you are still interested or want to be considered at that time. We suggest you check our teaching jobs board regularly for new opportunities.

How Does The Application Process Work?

First, you will need to make sure you have all your documents ready: CV, photo, passport page, degrees, certificates (if any), and references. You will be able to apply directly for jobs by simply clicking the "Apply" button. Once you’ve submitted a job application, we will review your application and, if you meet school requirements, we will contact you for an initial interview around 1 - 2 days later. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only reply to candidates who are being considered to move forward. If you have created a profile, you can check the status of your application at any point in the application process by clicking the "My Jobs" tab in your teacher dashboard. You can learn more about our process here.

Can Non-Native English Speakers Create A Candidate Profile And Apply?

Yes, you can create a free candidate profile. We would suggest that you include your TOEFL/TOEIC score and introduction video we can show the school. If you wish to apply for a job, please understand that some schools will accept non-native speakers if they have specific qualifications (science and math) along with accent-neutral voice, and documented near native speaking ability.

Are The Requirements Listed Absolute, Or Are Exceptions Made?

Yes, the requirements are what a school wants. That being said, schools have been known to make exceptions but it is rare. Also keep in mind that some requirements such as a degree and age limits are not from the school but from the Ministry of Immigration and Labor to obtain your non-immigrant B visa and work permit.

Can I Apply With A Friend Or My Partner?

We welcome teaching couples and friends who are looking to teach in Thailand together. However, please note that placement together is never guaranteed but our job will be to find a school that accommodate your wishes. You can both create individual profiles but when applying for a job, mention that you are a teaching couple or that you are applying with a friend.

Once I Have Submitted My Application, Am I Guaranteed An Interview?

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview who meet the minimum requirements of school.

What is the visa and work permit process?

The non-immigrant B and work permit process in Thailand is complex because it involves 3 different Thailand Ministries of government: Immigration, Labor, and Education. Regardless, we help to keep you informed of how it works and make sure you have everything you need prepared. You can learn more about the process here.

I Forgot My Username And/Or Password, How Do I Retrieve It?

If you have forgotten your password, simply request a replacement password through the "forgot password" function on the sign in page. All you have to do is enter your email address and follow the instructions.

How Do I Delete My Profile?

You can log into your account and in the left column of the candidate dashboard, click on "Delete Profile"

For more information on the Application and Interview Process, please click here.

For more information on the Visa and Work Permit Process, please click here.

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