What is the hiring process?

STEP #1:  Basic Application

The first step in the hiring process is to fill out the basic application. Make sure you have followed my link or put my code (4GZJ7GKA) in the basic application when it asks how you heard about Gogokid.  This will connect you to me throughout the referral process so that I can provide you with materials, resources and coaching in order to pass!  Pay close attention to the application questions, if you answer them incorrectly it will not allow you to move forward.  If you are a USA or Canadian citizen you will NOT need assistance in obtaining a H-1 Visa.  If you feel you meet the requirements and did not pass the basic application, please contact me so we can figure out why and have you reapply.

STEP #2:  Interview

Once you pass the basic application you will be invited to schedule an interview.  You can schedule the interview directly on the platform.  If there are no spots available check back frequently as spots open constantly and people cancel often.  You may also receive an email invitation to do a recorded interview demo instead of the live interview option.  This is by invite only. Neither option is better than the other so chose whichever you would prefer if you are given the option.  If you have used me as your referrer you will have access to my free e-course which will walk you through the interview and provide helpful tips and information.  It is very important you understand what they are looking for in the interview!  This is not something you want to "wing" even if you are an experienced teacher!  Most people will either pass or fail the interview, however there are occasions where Gogokid will ask you to come back and try a second interview if they believe you have potential.  If you do not pass the interview, please contact me so we can discuss reapplying.

STEP #3: Orientation

Upon passing the interview you will receive instructions on completing the Orientation.  The first step in the Orientation process is a video series covering the policies and procedures for Gogokid and a short quiz you will complete. Upon passing the Orientation Quiz you will schedule an hour long Mock Class with one of Gogokid's trainers.  During this Mock Class you will teach one 10 minute demo lesson and the trainer will provide you with feedback and suggestions.  The trainer will also show you around the classroom so you are familiar with all of the tools Gogokid has to offer and review the expectations and ESL strategies you will want to use in the classroom. You will need to pass this Mock Class to move forward so it is very important that you have prepared and do your best.

STEP #4: Upload Documents

You will then need to upload the required documents which include a  drivers license/passport, any certifications or teaching licenses and degree/transcripts for Gogokid. Then 3 pictures, short intro video, and a bio paragraph about your experience for parents.

STEP #5:  Sign your Contract

Once everything has been approved you will sign your contract and can begin opening class slots.


How long does the hiring process take?

That is really up to you!  I have had people fly through it in a few days while others take several weeks.  If you are looking to go through the process quickly you will want to check frequently for interview slots and have all of your documents ready to go.

Should I mention that I work for another Online ESL Company?

YES!  Gogokid understand that as independent contractors you may work for another company.  Your previous experience with online ESL teaching makes you a valuable asset to the company and may increase your base pay rate offer.

What if something comes up and I need to cancel my interview?

You are able to cancel your interview and reschedule directly in your portal.  I highly suggest canceling as soon as possible.  If you missed your interview, you can reschedule in the portal about an hour after the scheduled interview time.  You can also contact Gogokid directly and let them know of the reason you missed your interview.

Where is the interview conducted?

The interview will be in the Gogokid classroom.  You can enter through your portal up to 30 minutes before your scheduled interview time.  I highly recommend entering the platform early to familiarize yourself with the various tools.  

Who will conduct the interview?

Interviews can be scheduled 24 hours a day.  Your interviewer may be a non-native or native speaker, they will pretend to be a typical beginning level student in the Gogokid program.  They will start by asking you some basic background and experience questions before having you teach the 10 minute demo lesson, they will then offer feedback.

How long is the interview?

You can expect the interview to last up to 30 minutes.

I failed the interview, what now?

Contact me to discuss reapplying!  You will be able to reapply in 30 days.  Be sure to use me as a referral with your new email address so I can help  coach you through the process and help you pinpoint what went wrong.

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