The following was extracted from a recent interview with me about how to find a job in Korea.
"What do I need to start doing right now to have a great job waiting for me the moment I arrive in Korea?"
"It depends what you want to do. Those from English-speaking countries can often transition quickly and easily into English teaching. But over the long-term, this decision can also hamstring your efforts for getting into corporate work and, for those without that native English-speaking background, other options have to be pursued from the get-go.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that being a foreigner can be both an advantage and a disadvantage for getting a job in Korea. Just having a technical skill, or expertise, isn’t enough; tens of thousands of Korean college graduates have those skills too. But what they don’t have is your unique understanding of your home country, and perspective on the world.
Therefore, to find a job quickly, you’ve got to do your research (such as utilizing the many resources we have on KBC) and find ways to connect your uniqueness to niche positions that can be found or created in Korea.
Of course, this conceptual approach needs to be connected to practical steps that include job market research, resume updating and business networking; all of which Korea Business Central can help you do even before you get to Korea!"