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Educators Overseas Uses TalkingCV to Make the World of International Recruitment More Readily Available

Successful use of TalkingCV by an international recruiter of educational staff

London, United Kingdom, August 19, 2009 --( Educators Overseas, an educator recruiting company based in the U.S.A. provides a service that places qualified, native-English speaking teachers and school administrators into British, American and International schools in non-English speaking countries across the world.

Candidates are sourced from America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand before being screened by Educators Overseas staff and included in their database of suitable applicants. Christy Grimste, managing director at Educators Overseas describes the aims of the organisation thus: “We help educators fulfill their dreams of teaching and living abroad and help international schools around the world find the best teaching and administrative candidates for their hiring needs.”

The international nature of the Educators Overseas’ operation required an innovative response to the need to provide their clients with the fullest representation of eligible candidates. To this end, it was necessary to find a solution that could present applicants in 3-D at the first-round interview stage, without the costly expense of face-to-face interviews, after which clients were then able to select the candidates that best suited their mandate or to invite final candidates for a second-round face-to-face or phone interview. By using new technology Educators Overseas benefits from best use of time practices whilst helping substantially minimize their clients' recruitment costs.

As Ms Grimste describes, the search for such a solution resulted in a number of different options; “We had originally signed on with a similar interview service in the U.S., but in the end were disappointed with the complicated interview format and the lack of customer service. We started looking for other options, but most solutions were out of our price range until we found Talking CV.”

Educators Overseas approached TalkingCV to set up a system that would provide them with the high quality of video recording they required to present a professional profile of a candidate to a prospective employer. The system only requires the candidate to have a broadband connection and webcam to complete the recording. Each interview is standardized and controlled by Educators Overseas and all candidates are given the same response time to the questions posed. “We found Talking CV to be the ideal solution to our digital interview needs. The self-interview format is straightforward and their technical support, although rarely needed, is always very quick to respond. They also worked with us to integrate the completed digital interview into our online teacher profiles so that clients can view everything via our website; something no other company would do.”

The introduction of TalkingCV within the interview process of Educators Overseas has given the company the ability to have all approved candidates sit a first-round interview independently, but with the added advantage that they are now able to compare the most suitable candidates side by side. In doing so, their clients are also able to view these interviews independently and at a time more suited to them.

The global application of TalkingCV in their recruitment drive circumvents world time zones and means each interview can be recorded at a time best suited to a candidate and reviewed later by the Educators Overseas panel. In these difficult economic times the cost-benefits to both Educators Overseas and their clients is enormous. With no costly flights and hotel accommodation involved in the first round interview process, resources and time are maximized. For the candidates, the recording of their TalkingCV means they can present themselves to a prospective employer in the fullest sense, without even having to leave their home! “We use Talking CV interviews to enable schools and educators to bypass the expensive travel and fees associated with attending international recruiting fairs, which is how teacher recruiting has typically been handled. Talking CV is helping us take international teacher recruiting into the 21st century.”

TalkingCV is now offering a no-obligation 60 day free trial so that recruiters and companies may experience the product for themselves. Registration can be completed via the TalkingCV website at or by emailing

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