Recruiter In Korea

The Honest Truth About Recruiting in Korea

These days….

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Sorry for not posting lately but it’s been quite hectic in the office as of late.  Which could mean a good thing…at least for my firm (among recruiters) but it does also seem that positions are picking up too.  Definitely not as much as last year this time but still better than 6 months ago.

And hopefully this will mean the scumbags of the industry will disappear.  To be honest though, I’m not seeing as many Seoul locations as one would hope.  So if you want to get placed quickly, you should be prepared to be flexible with location.

Also, there’s a lot of applicants out there (still due to the poor economy back home?).  I would say a big chunk of them (50%) are of less than average intelligence (ie. stupid questions, forgetting to send something etc.).  Here’s a tip; don’t be stupid during the interview or in fact anytime during the process.  The school/recruiter may replace you with someone who is a tad smarter.

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Written by recruiterinkorea

January 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/education/15teach.html

    Stumbled across this NYT article and found it ironic as a teacher in Korea and particularly strange during the current economic conditions and during a time when Teach For America (a program designed to fill the undesirable positions that the foreign teachers are taking)

    There is also an interesting tidbit in there about the Filipino teachers working in Baltimore schools paying an American recruiting agency $5000 to $8000 fees for successful job placement.

    savstrom

    January 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

  2. forgot to finish my sentence re: Teach For America:

    when Teach For America (a program designed to fill the undesirable positions that the foreign teachers are taking) is getting and turning down a record number of applicants (12% acceptance rate in 2009.)

    savstrom

    January 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

  3. […] actually not so bad and this year is turning out to be the same.  From a recruiting standpoint, things haven’t changed much over the past several months.  Good for recruiters who have a lot of clients and can fill […]


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