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recruiter:  Sometimes called the scourge of the ESL industry, because they are known to entice teachers with no experience to come to a foreign a country and do a job they are not prepared for.  The recruiter then collects a hefty fee and dumps the teacher off at a language school, and provides no further support or help if trouble should arise, which it often does.

This is not true of all recruiters so one should do their research well. Many recruiters play a valuable service by connecting employers and teachers, and hence, correcting informational deficiencies.