I received an email from Teacher Mex Connect yesterday (I sent them a couple of résumés to look over) which said, among other things:
Your credentials you mentioned are more than sufficient and I am quite certain we can place you in Chile.
Anyway, I submitted my résumé to them and decided to have my 3 countries be Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. I decided to drop Brazil because, while it’d be cool to eventually work there, I know I’d be *really* disappointed if I had to learn Portuguese before Spanish. Plus Wikipedia had this to say about Uruguay:
Uruguay is rated as the least corrupt country in Latin America (along with Chile), with its political and labor conditions being among the freest on the continent.
Uruguay is one of the most economically developed countries in South America, with a high GDP per capita and the 47th highest quality of life in the world..
…which is basically what I’m looking for in a Latin American country. Plus the jobs listed are in Montevideo, the capital and its main metropolitan area.
I adjusted my résumé and cover letter for Bridge Linguatec, to make it more businessy, and my cover letter more “brief.” Also, this is the first time I’ve applied for an EFL job with a specific company, so I needed to personalize the letter. At this very moment, I’m waiting for all my documents- résumé, cover letter, copy of passport, copy of university degree, copies of transcripts, and a copy of TESOL certificate to load in my email so I can send.
Now the waiting truly begins.