Some job adverts look very attractive, but beware – they may be scams! Research the employer thoroughly on the internet if possible, and be wary of anyone who asks you to send money or identification. To find reliable agencies, ask around among your colleagues, friends and family about teachers who have gone abroad before; check with your teacher union/organisation; and, if the recruiting country has a quality system (such as the UK’s Quality Mark) for rating recruitment agencies, see whether the agency recruiting you has earned this recognition.