Recruiter In Korea

The Honest Truth About Recruiting in Korea

Take everything you read with a grain of salt…

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Perhaps I’m stating the obvious but remember to not believe everything you read on the internet.  What I mean by this are the reviews of hagwons and recruiters, mostly on Dave’s.  Of course most of these reviews are negative and and most of the time these recruiters (and hagwons) deserve the negative publicity.  I’ve never once seen a school or recruiter get 100% positive reviews.  With regards to schools/hagwons, even the best of the best (great management, follows the contract to a tee, always paid on time and in full, etc), will have a negative review.  Nowhere is perfect and one would be very hard pressed if he/she sought out that ‘perfect’ position.

I think most of the complaints that instructors face are warranted whether they be major issues or small.  However, through my experience, I’ve met/spoken to a lot of you cuckoos too.   Sometimes these guys just want to stir the pot and create havoc for something that never happened.  Perhaps they’re disgruntled or just have a chip on their shoulder.  I know that lots of these guys have a severe lack of self-awareness, but in the case that you do exhibit some sense of your distorted personality, stay at home (home being your home country).  You’ll save yourself and lots of others much trouble.

Don’t believe everything you read.  A school that previously had a poor reputation may have changed ownership and things are on the up and up.  Who knows?  Best thing to always do, speak to current instructors and faculties at the school.


Written by recruiterinkorea

December 19, 2009 at 5:12 pm

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  1. I think stirring the pot goes both ways. AES (Korean cucoos) versus Cucoos (foreigner cucoos – he pretends to be a doctor and writes editorials for the Korean Enquirer). Even if you do manage to talk to current foreign instructor makes sure she is not giving you the green light, because of a promise the boss made to her. Trust, but verify.


    December 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  2. […] urged all readers to not believe everything that you read but this just proves that even public schools are not foolproof when it comes to poor management or […]

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