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Work permit and Residence permit; I’m confused!

Work permit and Residence permit; I’m confused!

Yes, the system sounds confusing but I’ll try to make it easier for you to understand. At times, most schools do not completely understand the … Read More

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Should I surrender my passport, original degree, and original teaching certificate to my school

Should I surrender my passport, original degree, and original teaching certificate to my school?

You should carry your passport with you at all times in a foreign country. Schools can only demand to see your passport but should … Read More

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I bought my degree online without completing any actual education, should I use it to get a job

I bought my degree online without completing any actual education, should I use it to get a job?

Having a fake degree/diploma in your possession is one thing, but to defraud a school, an education ministry and a … Read More

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How much money should I bring to survive until I get paid

How much money should I bring to survive until I get paid?

This is a very difficult question as everyone has their own lifestyle and spending limits. As a rule of thumb, you should have … Read More

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Can I work on my residence permit

Can I work on my residence permit?

Residence permits are issued to people that want to stay beyond their allowed visa stay period for the purpose of touring the beautiful places Turkey has … Read More

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London V Istanbul

London V Istanbul

Why would anyone leave London for Istanbul? I was asked this so many times when I announced I was doing exactly that. In my humble opinion which … Read More

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Spending weekends in Istanbul

Spending weekends in Istanbul

Having spent close to eighteen months in Istanbul the main difference worth noting is maybe an obvious one. Istanbul at weekends is … Read More

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Life in Turkey – social life and work life

Life in Turkey – social life and work life

Given it’s history, sheer size and the importance of faith and culture it is not surprising that Turkey seems to draw people from all cultures and … Read More

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Making friends and meeting people – How and where

Making friends and meeting people – How and where?

I arrived in Istanbul just over a year ago knowing nobody. Now I have the sort of friends who have invited me to stay with them for months at a time when I haven’t been working and who I know I could ring day or night if I needed help and … Read More

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Should You Give Anyone Your Diploma

Should You Give Anyone Your Diploma

Simply speaking, no one but yourself should be in possession of your original diploma- or in fact any other … Read More

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Located just to the west of Istanbul, lies Trakya, the piece of land

Located just to the west of Istanbul, lies Trakya, the piece of land...

Located just to the west of Istanbul, lies Trakya, the piece of land that connects Turkey to the continent of Europe. Wine has been … Read More

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Asian side or European side, where to live in Istanbul?

Asian side or European side, where to live in Istanbul?

Like most major cities divided by water which side to live on is a dilemma if you’ve just arrived and have no idea which to choose or what each side has to offer. There are few things … Read More

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Would my phone work in Turkey

Would my phone work in Turkey?

The short answer is yes. And now for the long answer. When you enter Turkey for the first time, you will receive a text message from the Department of Communications...… Read More

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Why work with a recruiting agency

Why work with a recruiting agency?

So many reasons, So many. And here is a list, because we love lists. 1) Recruiting agencies (RAs) know and have access to … Read More

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Is a college degree a must

Is a college degree a must

For the most part, yes. It all depends on the school. Very, very few schools do not require you to have a Bachelor’s Degree. … Read More

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A Worldwide Talent Pool

A Worldwide Talent Pool

In this era of management-speak, buzz words are so common as to become meaningless. Streamlining, economizing, eliminating redundancies, maximizing resources and fostering potential all sound admirable on a CV,… Read More

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Sell Yourself in One Page

Sell Yourself in One Page

 Resume writing is a tricky business. On one hand, affording the opportunity to determine precisely the best first impression is invaluable. On the other hand, a single page to make an impression is an anxiety-driven exercise in frustration.… Read More

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The Value of a Good Interview

The Value of a Good Interview

Resume writing is a tricky business. On one hand, affording the opportunity to determine precisely the best first impression is invaluable. On the other hand, a single page to make an impression is an anxiety-driven exercise in frustration.… Read More

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Making a Living Teaching In Turkey

Making a Living Teaching In Turkey

  I read the title also and, yes, I understand your trepidation. Given the current political, social and martial climate of the country, why would a teacher wantonly move to Turkey to teach English? The rest of the world seems very attractive in comparison and safer.… Read More

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Do You Know Your Foreign Employees

Do You Know Your Foreign Employees?

How much confidence do you place in your intuition when selecting a new employee? Are you more thorough when you select a candidate to work with children? Are you comfortable with your hiring process in regards to your own children?… Read More

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