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kathiri



Joined: 22 May 2013
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: JUC - Jubail - Female Branch - Interview & Employment - Reply with quote

Hi All,

I just had an interview with JUC female branch and it was AWFUL! I wanted to ask if anyone else had such an experience with them - or maybe I'm just imagining it? The problems I had were as follows:

1. They did a Skype interview and made me turn on my video but wouldn't show themselves.

2. They apparently hadn't read my resume because they asked me about my experience from many years ago, as opposed to my most recent experience which was more relevant.

3. They didn't tell me anything about the program or college or who I would be teaching.

4. They didn't ask me if I had any questions or seem to invite questions.

5. The questions asked seemed more to try to "stump" me - asking vague questions and then getting impatient when I asked for more details and seeming already to be annoyed despite knowing me for less than 10 minutes.

6. The head interviewer was very cold and condescending - and gave out bad vibes - can't describe it any other way.

Having worked with Eastern females before, I'm used to catty & high school-ish behavior (cold cliquish females I mean), but I felt like they were sort of at the extreme end. To be fair, one of the women seemed nice (from what I could hear!) and so I don't know if it was just the luck of the draw for me.

That said, I wanted to ask how females workng at JUC feel about it. I'm totally turned off, but I'm not really sure where I'll end up because I"m going wherever hubby goes. He says it's DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, but I still want to get more info.

Thanks!
KM
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aardvark



Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Location: Central Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You didn't pass an interview where the staff is cold and hostile. It's a place where you can't drive, can't go anywhere without male escort, and you have to wear a black garbage bag. In addition, the students are known for being lazy and even a bit rude. My dept. chair referred to them (and he was Egyptian, mind you) as "filthy animals."

It sounds like you got lucky to me.....it may not seem like it at the time, but you were quite lucky. Shocked
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St. George



Joined: 06 Oct 2004
Posts: 106
Location: Ex Libya

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: LUCKY Reply with quote

I agree with Aardvark; you were lucky.

Actually, they really don't know what questions to ask, except those written on the card. Someone qualified (native speaker) will prepare the interview for them but unless the answers you give are the same as those on the card, they will be lost.

I was interviewed by the Manager of an Arab Training Institute and I couldn't give him the answers on the card, so it ended up with me arguing with him. Funny though, I got the job.

Did you get the job?
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Sissy



Joined: 19 Feb 2014
Posts: 4

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:31 am    Post subject: JUC Reply with quote

They will promise to bring your family but most teachers have to wait 2-3 years. Cheating is incorporated into the program and the non-native speakers are hostile, hateful and rather scarey. I can honestly say it was the worse 10 months of my life
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aardvark



Joined: 21 Jul 2008
Posts: 178
Location: Central Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: My interview w/ male section of JUC Reply with quote

Yup, it was cold and hostile. I had an interview panel with one Saudi teacher and 2 expat teachers.
Of course, the Saudi had to stump me with the question, "what is the difference between teaching EFL and ESL?" I bombed that question.

Then he had to zero in on my inability to work more than one year in one place (actually, I worked 2 years at 1 place but that was in 2006-2007). F#$k it. The more I think about it, Saudi is the kiss of death for teachers. They have to live w/ the smugness of foreign teachers and the widely held belief that they are slaves to the petro-dollar.

It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees. I took a job in Beirut. The weather is better, the students are smarter, and the universities are brighter. I want beach weather, beautiful women, and a night-life. I don't want to be stuck in the 13th Century Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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