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Applying takes 2 minutes and you can wait as long as you need to afterwards before scheduling any kind of interview or continuing with the hiring process. So don't stress if you aren't ready to fully dive into it!
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If you’d like to be emailed some hiring help resources and access to my free VIPKID e-course that helps you through every step of the hiring process, please Apply or Add my code using the instructions on my coaching page, and I'll send you your hiring course access information within 36 hours.
Check below to see exactly what VIPKid wants to see on your application. Or if you were rejected during the initial application screening and are wondering why, there may be a couple things you can change on your application if you thought you met all the requirements. All you'll need to do is sign up again using a different email address. With that said, VIPKid can't hire everyone. There are a few requirements that this ESL company just will not budge on. So let's go over the requirements to become a VIPKid Teacher and see if the opportunity really is right for you. These are reflective of the application questions. Take a peak at the sample application below if you're curious!
Make sure you meet the VIPKID Teacher requirements first
On the application, you must select that you…
have at least a Bachelor’s degree (must show proof before hire)
are fluent in the English language
have at least some kind of experience in the US K-12 school system
have had at least 1 or more years of “teaching experience” (Even if you don’t have traditional classroom experience, you can think of lots of things as teaching!)
If you are unable to legally work in the USA or Canada, are not a fluent native English speaker, do not have a bachelor's degree, or any experience with children, you may not be a good fit for VIPKid and most likely will not be offered an interview.
VIPKID Application NOTES
Make sure you apply using your current legal name for taxes and background check purposes, not a nickname. If your current legal the name is different from the one on your diploma or proof of Bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to provide a proof of name change or marriage license so they can verify that the diploma in fact belongs to you.
Double check your time zone. This time zone setting will be used when scheduling your interview and mock classes. It is difficult to change this during the hiring process, so make sure it is correct or else things are about to get very confusing for you.
It's okay if you do not live in the United States, but you do have to show proof that you can legally work in the US or Canada upon hire. It’s okay if you got your degree from within another country.
Go ahead and reapply if you know you're a great candidate for the job! The only things you should definitely NOT lie about is if you have a Bachelor’s Degree, teaching license, or ESL certification. They will require proof of these later on.
After you apply
Once you submit your application, if you meet the requirements we talked about above, sometimes you will be automatically asked to book an interview. Don’t freak out! You don’t have to book it right away, and we recommend you don’t! Just click that you’d prefer to read the preparation materials before booking, and it will bring you through to your VIPKid hiring process portal where you can read what is expected of you during the next step.
You also have more than 3 or 4 days to prepare and book your Interview Demo Class and future Mock Classes, contrary to what it looks like at first. More days will open up as the days go on. IE; there will ALWAYS be 4 days ahead you can schedule for your interview demo and Mock classes. You can wait, prep, and book it when you’re ready.
You may need to reapply because you...
Failed the hiring process and want to try again.
Accidentally signed up using a job site or blog and unknowingly used a referral link/code (which you cannot change after applying).
Are unsatisfied with your current mentor/coach and want to change your referring teacher.
HOW SOON CAN I REAPPLY?
Right now! All you need to do is create an account using a different email address. Just use the instructions above to apply again. If you want access to my free “Roadmap To VIPKID” hiring guide & eCourse and my mentorship, make sure you apply using the instructions on my coaching page.
WILL THE HIRING PROCESS BE DIFFERENT?
If they notice you are reapplying (they can usually detect this if you use the same phone number) they may not offer you the option to do the live interview. But that's not a big deal since the express interview and recorded interview are great/fast options. And they are slowly moving towards removing the live interview option all together anyways! The rest of the hiring process will be the same.
I WANT TO SWITCH COACHES BUT I'M ALREADY PAST THE INTERVIEW STAGE!
If you are unsatisfied with your current coach but are hesitant to re-apply using a different referral code because you have already made it past the Demo Lesson/Interview Stage, consider reapplying and just do the Interview Express or Recorded Interview option. All you'd have to do is resubmit a "My Feelings" demo recording real quick and you'd be right back where you are now :) In the grand scheme of things, doing on 10 minute lesson again is just a drop in the bucket compared to all the classes you'll be teaching once you're hired, and it's just good practice.