Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Employers and Recruiters

1. How can I post a job ad on TESOL's Web site?
2. How much does it cost to post an ad?
3. All TESOL recruiters are required to comply with TESOL's Employment Policy. What does this mean?
4. Can TESOL forward my ad to the TESOL membership?
5. If I send my ad to TESOL, can you put me in touch with some good candidates?
6. How can I access TESOL's Resume Bank?
7. Can I publish my job ad in any of TESOL's print publications or on e-lists? Can TESOL provide mailing labels so I can send my job ad to members in a particular region?
8. My school frequently needs teachers. Can TESOL provide me with qualified teachers?
9. What is the Job MarketPlace?
10. How does the Job MarketPlace work?
11. How much does it cost to recruit at the Job MarketPlace?
12. We are about to hire an ESL/EFL teacher. How much should we pay? What kind of qualifications should we require?
13. I don't have jobs to offer, but I'd like to advertise my teacher education program. How can I advertise with TESOL?
14. We would like to develop a teacher education program at my institution. How can we get started? Can we get accredited or recognized by TESOL?
15. We've posted a link to TESOL's Web site on our Web site. Will TESOL post a link to our Web site?
16. Can our institution become a member of TESOL?
17. I still have questions. What should I do?

TESOL does not warrant that the information offered here is comprehensive, complete, or otherwise reliable. TESOL does not provide direct teacher placement, human resources consulting services, legal assistance, or legal advice. TESOL hopes the information provided here is helpful but does not intend it to substitute for professional assistance.

1. How can I post a job ad on TESOL's Web site?

TESOL's online Career Center enables employers to post their own jobs and edit or remove them at any time. To post a job, go to the Career Center and click on Employers. You will be prompted to create a user name and password and enter your billing and contact information with the first ad you post.

2. How much does it cost to post an ad?

There are a number of packages available on TESOL's Career Center. For current pricing, please visit the employer section of the Career Center Web site.

3. All TESOL recruiters are required to comply with TESOL's Employment Policy. What does this mean?

TESOL's Employment Policy: The text of all jobs advertised with TESOL is reviewed for compliance with all applicable U.S. federal, state, and local laws relating to employment in general and hiring in particular. Among the applicable federal laws are:

TESOL opposes discrimination that affects the employment and professional lives of the TESOL membership. TESOL does not permit job advertisements that refer to the candidates' race, sex, color, national origin (except with reference to visa policies), ethnicity, religion, native language or language background, medical or health condition including HIV/AIDS, gender identity, or sexual orientation. These terms and conditions apply only to the text of ads posted on TESOL's JobFinder, in TESOL's Placement E-Bulletin, and at TESOL's Job MarketPlace, but apply regardless of the geographical location of the institution and preempt any legal exemptions an institution may have in other locations or fora. TESOL reserves the right to review and edit job advertisements for compliance with this policy.

In recognition of global diversity and academic and institutional freedom, TESOL acknowledges the right of individual institutions, both public and private, to hire in accordance with their own hiring policies, local laws, and culture. TESOL does not review and is not responsible for employers' Web site content, print materials, or any information the employer has posted outside the confines of TESOL's career resources.

TESOL does not evaluate any employer and assumes no responsibility or liability for the employers' hiring practices, workplace facilities, or employment conditions. Only when provided with verified documentation on an institution that has been legally cited for noncompliance with local antidiscrimination laws will TESOL consider rejection or removal of an advertisement from such an institution.

Applicants and employers agree not to hold TESOL responsible for any claims, damages, or losses incurred by the applicant, employer, or any other party as a result of use of TESOL's career services resources.

TESOL reserves the right to refuse ads or edit ads for compliance.

4. Can TESOL forward my ad to the TESOL membership?

TESOL does not forward job ads to the full membership. TESOL hosts an online job board, the Career Center and publishes a biweekly electronic newsletter called the Placement E-Bulletin. The Placement E-Bulletin is sent on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to more than 9,000 TESOL members who have chosen to subscribe. TESOL also hosts an annual job fair, the Job MarketPlace, in conjunction with TESOL's annual convention. For information about any of these opportunities, e-mail recruit@tesol.org.

5. If I send my ad to TESOL, can you put me in touch with some good candidates?

As an association TESOL must remain impartial and cannot recommend candidates.

6. How can I access TESOL's Resume Bank?

All recruiters with active job postings on the JobFinder have access to TESOL's Resume Bank for as long as their postings are active. Once you have posted a job, your username and password will give you access.

7. Can I publish my job ad in any of TESOL's print publications or on e-lists? Can TESOL provide mailing labels so that I can send my job ad to members in a particular region?

  • Job ads are permitted only in TESOL's Placement E-Bulletin and TESOL's Web Site.
  • Job ads are not permitted on TESOL's member community (interest sections, students, etc.) e-lists, on TESOL's Facebook and Twitter pages or TESOL's online Communitiy pages.
  • TESOL does not forward messages of any kind to members and does not provide mailing labels for the purpose of sending job ads.

8. My school frequently needs teachers. Can TESOL provide me with qualified teachers?

TESOL does not provide placement services for teachers or recruitment services for ESL/EFL employers. You may post regular ads on the online Career Center and thePlacement E-Bulletin, and you can recruit at the annual convention Job MarketPlace.

9. What is the Job MarketPlace?

The Job MarketPlace is held at TESOL's annual convention. Recruiters and employers can meet highly qualified ESL/EFL professionals, screen resumes, and interview candidates on-site.

10. How does the Job MarketPlace work?

Employers may reserve interview booth space for the Job MarketPlace on the TESOL Career Online Center during mid-November through mid-March of each year. Click on Job Market Place.

If you would like to greet as well as interview candidates, you can upgrade to a Premium package, which includes both your interview booth space and a greeting table.

The Job MarketPlace is located in the convention Exhibit Hall.

The Job MarketPlace is recruiters' key resource to recruiting during the TESOL convention. Only registered Job MarketPlace recruiters may advertise jobs, collect resumes, or schedule interviews during the TESOL convention.

11. How much does it cost to recruit at the Job MarketPlace?

Prices vary according to booth type, the number of job ads submitted, and when you register. Visit Annual Job MarketPlace for information for recruiters.

12. We are about to hire an ESL/EFL teacher. How much should we pay? What kind of qualifications should we require?

You can obtain general information about salary and benefits ranges for teachers in the United States from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For information about a specific region, contact the department of education in the state where your institution is located.

For jobs outside the United States, contact the government where the teacher will be working.

In some countries, the government sets certain standards. To find out what standards are in place in your country, contact your department or ministry of education.

13. I don't have jobs to offer, but I'd like to advertise my teacher education program. How can I advertise with TESOL?

TESOL has several advertising opportunities available for teacher education programs. For more information, Advertise with TESOL.

14. We would like to develop a teacher education program at my institution. How can we get started? Can we get accredited or recognized by TESOL?

TESOL does not implement teacher training programs, but TESOL can provide workshops and short-term programs for teachers at your institution. For more information, send an e-mail to TESOL's Educational Programs Department at mailto:edprograms@tesol.org.

TESOL is not a governing, accrediting, evaluating, or certifying body. The acronym TESOL refers to the professional association, the field as a whole, and the individual programs, both public and proprietary. Although the acronym TESOL may appear in the name of a teacher training program, it refers to the discipline and does not indicate that the program is affiliated with the association. The association--Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages--does not endorse or lend its name or logo to individual programs. TESOL does not have institutional members; rather, it is a membership association for individuals.

15. We've posted a link to TESOL's Web site on our Web site. Will TESOL post a link to our Web site?

TESOL does not provide links to other Web sites without contractual agreements. For more information about banner advertising on TESOL's Web site, please visit Advertise with TESOL.

16. How can our institution become a member of TESOL?

TESOL offers memberships to individuals only, not institutions. If you or someone at your institution would like to join TESOL, please visit http://www.tesol.org/join/ or send an email message to mailto:members@tesol.org.

17. I still have questions. What should I do?

If you have questions about advertising your position with TESOL, please send an e-mail to recruit@tesol.org or call Boxwood customer service at 1 888-491-8833 x 1497.

Use of TESOL Career Services is at the employer's own risk. The employer acknowledges that TESOL does not screen candidates and that the employer is solely responsible for corresponding with and selecting candidates. The employer shall be solely responsible to third parties, including jobseekers and the public, for all claims, liabilities, actions, costs, damages, and expenses arising out of or relating to the use of the online Career Center. The employer shall indemnify, and hold harmless TESOL, as well as TESOL's subcontractors, employees, officers, directors, and members, from all proceedings, damages, losses, costs, and other expenses asserted, brought, or claimed by third parties, arising out of the employer's use of TESOL's Career Services. The employer agrees to pay any and all costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney's and experts' fees and litigation costs) incurred by TESOL, its officers, directors, members, employees, and agents, in defending or resolving such claims as may be asserted against them.


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