ERIC Number: EJ1026664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
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The Knowledge, Experience, Skills, and Characteristics TESOL Employers Seek in Job Candidates
Bailey, Caprice L.; Tanner, Mark W.; Henrichsen, Lynn E.; Dewey, Dan P.
TESOL Journal, v4 n4 p772-784 Dec 2013
In a competitive marketplace, job candidates need to know what TESOL employers are seeking in new hires. A 12-month study of TESOL job announcements examined the types of work offered and the candidate knowledge, experience, skills, and personal characteristics TESOL employers were seeking in full-time hires. An analysis of 169 job advertisements indicates that employers prefer applicants with knowledge and experience not only in teaching but also in curriculum development, teacher education, and program administration. Regarding candidates' personal characteristics, employers seek individuals who have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, as well as effective oral and written communication skills and computer skills. Data are also reported by the jobs' geographical location, type, degree required, hiring institution type, and salary.
Descriptors: Work Experience, Skill Analysis, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Individual Characteristics, Job Applicants, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Occupational Information, Content Analysis, Job Analysis, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education, Program Administration, Interpersonal Competence, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Computer Literacy, Geographic Location, Institutional Characteristics, Salaries
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