Be Aware of a Valid Recruitment Process
Wall Street Institute Centers around the world use various media to advertise teaching positions in their network. This ranges from local press to TEFL recruitment websites on the internet.
Unfortunately, due to the freedom of internet, there are scam advertisements for teaching positions which can be misleading and harmful.
Teachers are integral to any professional TEFL organization as they contribute to improving students professional and personal lives. Professional TEFL organizations will want to get to know an applicant before they hire a teacher by way of at least a phone or face-to-face interview. DO NOT purchase a plane ticket or pay for a visa application if you have received a job offer with an organization that you have had no personal contact with.
When applying to an organization, ensure you are being considered for a valid selection process by checking the following:
• Beware of job offers that sound “too good to be true”
• Beware of English spelling mistakes in recruitment postings
• Beware of email addresses that don’t correspond to the organization, such as yahoo or gmail and appear suspicious
The Selection Process
• You should always have a face-to-face or phone interview before receiving an offer of employment
The Job Offer
• Beware of automated replies. Any email communication that involves a job offer should be personalized
• Beware of offering further personal information such as your passport number or bank details
• Beware of any requests for advance payments such as visa expenses
Below is an example of a scam advertisement for Wall Street Institute Barcelona posted on ESL Employment (www.eslemployment.com) This posting has spelling and grammar errors, fake email addresses and mobile phone numbers that are not contactable. Applicants who replied to this advertisement were requested to complete an on-line interview form including personal information such as passport number and bank details. They were then emailed a false contract and asked to pay an advance for a visa application.
DO NOT respond to these advertisements. These advertisements are NOT sponsored or sanctioned by Wall Street Institute and are a form of criminal activity designed to obtain your personal information and steal your money. Wall Street Institute is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of providing information and/or funds through these fraudulent advertisements.
To be certain you are accessing Wall Street Institute, you should type www.wallstreetinstitute.com in your browser address bar. For a complete list of Wall Street Institute countries and their official websites, please see the drop down menu located in the website. If you are unsure about the legitimacy of any Wall Street Institute employment advertisement, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or submit inquiries through the links located on the Wall Street Institute website.