Got my job through an advert in the local paper. The EFL community in Malta is very small so I had an idea of who I was dealing with. I have 3 interviews in total before getting the position. It is also a good idea to do a full background check on the company to know what you are up against.
Nice to see that people still get their jobs from a newspaper!
I got mine from a newspaper - The Globe and Mail. I had taken a leave from my public school teaching job and was going to do something different. However, I saw an interesting ad in the weekend paper and decided for the "heck" of it to apply. Bingo.... Haven't got back to my school board yet!
Yes - I really think that not only should we check out the employer/institution/school but also NEVER take a job anywhere unless they give you a reference of a present or former teacher who you can contact privately. That's my sane advice.