Careers Fair


Supported by The University of Sheffield

After its success in Liverpool, the IATEFL Careers Fair will be back for Manchester 2020. The Careers Fair is a dedicated hub for professional growth and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting our members in their professional development. Based within the Exhibition, it is free to enter and open to the public and gives visitors the opportunity to find out more about future career prospects, additional training and new job opportunities.

Jobs boards, recruiters and course providers

Within the Careers Fair you will find a jobs board listing current international ELT vacancies, as well as top recruiters on hand to discuss new job roles they are looking to fill. You can also visit course providers who will be happy to talk through the next steps in terms of ELT qualifications.

Presentation Zone

You can hear from industry experts in our career focused Presentation Zone, which will feature a number of "How to” sessions on various areas of ELT.

"How to..." topics will include:
‘How to make IATEFL benefit your professional development’ - Bozica Saric-Cvjetkovic
‘How to move from being a teacher to becoming a teacher trainer’ - Silvana Richardson
‘How to move into language school management’ - Andy Hockley
‘How to become a successful freelancer’ - Chia Suan Chong     
‘How to be successful in an ELT interview’ - Caroline Moore

Advice Zone

If you are looking for career advice related to a particular area of ELT, you can pop along to our Advice Zone for an informal one-to-one chat with an experienced professional at specific times during the Careers Fair.

Advice Zone sessions will include:
Getting into materials writing - Rachael Roberts  
Getting into language school management - Andy Hockley                   
Getting into teacher training – Silvana Richardson
Going freelance - Chia Suan Chong
Being successful in ELT interviews – Caroline Moore

CV Clinic

The Careers Fair also hosts a professional CV Clinic by Write Stuff consultants, who will offer expert advice and tips to showcase your skills and experience effectively. Whether it is advice on any specific aspect of your CV or just some quick fix tips, The Write Stuff’s consultants will be on hand to offer guidance.

Sessions are offered on a first-come-first-served basis, so there are no appointments necessary – just bring along a copy of your existing CV. The sessions are not timed, but typically last around 15 minutes and there is a fee of £10 payable for the consultation.

Keep checking back here for all of the latest news and updates about the Careers Fair.