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Moving to South Korea before finding a job (?)

 
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margot



Joined: 08 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Moving to South Korea before finding a job (?) Reply with quote

Hi, is it possible to, with all the right documents for a British citizen, to go to say, Jeju Island first, and then find work? If so, are there any advantages and how much money would i need for say, a month in a hostel? (Meeting other foreigners and getting to know the area etc.) Cool
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a little desperate, are we? With the difficulties in finding jobs in Korea now, I would strongly recommend not doing this--what's the hurry? Unless you have a lot money to blow on an extended vacation to Korea. You will most likely eat the airfare if you even do get hired, too.
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JustinC



Joined: 10 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have you been thinking about doing this for a while? Wink

If you have ALL of the right documents (including CBC, apostilled docs etc) and qualifications and don't mind not having your airfare reimbursed then it's possible for you to get a job.

Why apply here, though, when you can do so from the comfort of your armchair?
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modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A year or two ago it wasn't a bad idea as people already in country had a huge advantage, however that isn't the case now. The market is much tougher these days and Jeju is a really hard nut to crack job wise.

Also if you're mainly interested in the social side of things, you'll have a year (or more) to learn about that, without the pressures of job hunting.

Best advice, take your time and find the right role in the right location. Don't just rush into things because your tourist funds are low and your already here in Korea (me talking from experience).
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JustinC wrote:

Why apply here, though, when you can do so from the comfort of your armchair?


If you're applying to a Hogwan, you can go check the Hogwan out and talk to the teachers there. This could save a lot of grief. Also most of the readily available jobs are with Hogwans.

You're not going to get a job in Jeju most likely.
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