Welcome to APPLETREE RECRUTING
Coming to China is not easy. On this page, we’ve broken down our entire hiring process; from when you first land on our home page to start working at your school. Appletree will be there to guide you through the entire process to ensure the smoothest transition possible and to make sure you are prepared for your year abroad. If you have any troubles during your recruitment process, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants submit the Appletree Edu application formApply Now
Step 2(1-2 weeks)
Call with Appletree Recruiter When a time has been confirmed, the screen call will be done on either WeChat or Skype. In this call, the Appletree interviewer will ask you a few questions and give you more details about our positions.Interview Tip
Step 3(1-2 months)
Preparing for China
Begin Visa Preparations After you have accepted our offer and sent the signed contract, your recruiter will send our official visa guide and support documents to get started. We will guide you through the visa process from start to finish, from getting your background check to your Z visa application.documents for Z-visa
Step 4(4-7 days)
Airport pickup and hotel
If you happen to land in Hong Kong,
someone from the school staffs will be there for
pick you up at the border of China
Unless you are locally in China, interviews will take place over Skype(a video chat). The time taken for each interview varies between 5-30mins depending upon a school. Please make sure you’re ready for an interview at least 5 minutes before the interview time. Being late or rescheduling an interview several times wouldn’t give a good impression about you to the school. Remember. First impression matters :)
Dry Run: Can you do a trial run with a 1 minute video Skype call to a friend or family member? This would be a great way to make sure your voice is clear and the video quality is good. If you identify problems through a trial run, you can avoid wasting time and potentially missing the opportunity to say more during your call.
Dress code: Please make sure you are well presented, regardless of whether you will be there in person, online or in front of a camera. This means business casual, at least.
Interviews tend to be less formal than ones in western countries. However, employers are interested in your responses and what they look for the most are your manners and personality during an interview. Schools have a strong preference for teachers with clear speaking ability, friendly personality along with a confident voice. It will help to demonstrate your enthusiasm for the job.
It is useful in an interview if you express a sincere interest in going to China with a passion for teaching English. If you are a kind of person who truly enjoys learning a new culture, people, food and country – do indeed express this to the interviewer. Most want people who want to go to China and learn about China – China culture is beautiful and historical, they will often comment on the long history and local famous foods and places to see, don’t be shy to use compliments and flattery, everyone loves it and with private schools it will go a long way.
And if you are scheduled to have an interview with a school where have kindergarten and elementary students, please know this. Most interviews are waiting for a teacher who could love and get along with young children, because that’s the most important part. Kindergartens and Primary Schools will be looking for more lively teachers who can inspire their young students. If you don’t have teaching experience with children, you can tell any jobs you have held related to teaching or children. That would also help you.
Last point - Don’t ask about salary during the interview – It’s determined by degrees earned and years of service, per the district pay schedule of the school. You can discuss this with your recruiter, Appletree after the interview. We will have opportunity to negotiate your salary with the employer.