The following was extracted from a recent interview with me about how to find a job in Korea.
"What are some of the landmines I need to avoid when applying for a job in Korea?"
"Korea’s quickly becoming one of the most advanced countries in the world, but you shouldn’t think that Korean think and act the way we do back home. Of course, learning the language is a key step in connecting with and understanding the cultural context; it’s also a great way to order a meal and connect to your co-workers in and outside the office.
If I had to point out a specific suggestion, I would emphasize that you must make the effort to understand and adapt to the local situation. While seeing areas for improvement in Korea is inevitable, finding ways to excel within the current context is both an incredible personal journey, and a good business and career strategy."