I worked at SMOE (More than 5 years)
Cushy, and very easy to get stuck in. I had a particularly positive experience because I was at a middle of the road school. The less experienced but younger teachers worked there, so were people that I could relate more to.
You are under supervision at the school, so quality can vary. You get a $100 raise every year, that's it.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at SMOE.
Super basic interview about teaching, living overseas, and how one would adapt to a different place. After interviewing with recruiter, I was quickly accepted and sent all the documentation for a a work visa etc via post. I've heard that they have become more selective since I interviewed, but I would not expect their hiring process to be particularly stressful.
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