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LHolter



Joined: 22 Feb 2013

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently working with ACE and Julia since my job Dexter found me fell through because of documents.

She hasn't been really outright rude with me, but she is certainly not a warm and fuzzy person. She did, however, find me (what I hope is) a great job. I loved the interviewer I spoke with, I really like the head teacher, and I really like the other teacher I found via LinkedIn. I just keep in mind that I won't be working for the recruiter Smile
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UTVol10



Joined: 19 Jul 2013
Location: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to say, my experience with them was very poor! Different recruiters, I am sure are different, but the recruiter I worked with was just bad.

I understand how recruiters work and I was basically just a sales figure. However, my recruiter was aggressive, rude and pushy! I told her, I was working with other recruiters and she changed her tone. I'm not sure if she lied to me or did not know how to communicate with the schools. The only time she would e-mail me back is when she wanted something. I could never get her to respond to me when I had important question, I understand you work with other people, but on subject line I had important! She also blew up my phone to ask me a dumb question. She called me 16 times in one hour from 2AM to 3AM. She also blamed me because my FBI background check had yet to come in, because I have control over that.

If you have any questions, feel free to msg me. Overall, I don't recommend anyone using ELS Park!
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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Location: dans la chambre

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LHolter wrote:
I'm currently working with ACE and Julia since my job Dexter found me fell through because of documents.

She hasn't been really outright rude with me, but she is certainly not a warm and fuzzy person. She did, however, find me (what I hope is) a great job. I loved the interviewer I spoke with, I really like the head teacher, and I really like the other teacher I found via LinkedIn. I just keep in mind that I won't be working for the recruiter Smile


I had a bad experience with her a few years back. She was very pushy at first and wouldnt accept or regard my my preferences. In the end she became quite aggressive until I told her to feck off and stop bothering me.
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sab2197



Joined: 17 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my job through Say Kimchi. I would recommend Say Kimchi to anyone considering teaching in South Korea. I really feel like my recruiter worked hard to help me. She was always quick to respond and answered all of my questions.
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jstyle88



Joined: 24 May 2014

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know what is best recruiting agency for private schools in Seoul area?? I'm having tough time knowing who's good
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Blanca



Joined: 19 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would recommend:
Say Kimchi - got me my first school, a solid gig in Ulsan and were very helpful
Engkorea (specifically Alissa) - very helpful in finding a wide range of jobs. Currently using her and she keeps trying to get us something good despite us being quite picky.

Would not recommend:
RBI (specifically Don) - full of sh!t and very pushy. Did the ol' bait and switch and tried to persuade me that: 2.1 is a good starting salary for an experienced teacher in Busan; 70% of schools don't offer NHIC and it's perfecty legal not to; nobody wants to hire Brits so I'd be best off taking 2.1 and one-way flights to make sure I got something.
He then dumped the worst contract I've ever seen on me. Some of the highlights included 2.0 for 1-9.30, a 200,000 housing allowance, 600,000 deposit for bills, which would be taken out of the final pay anyway, no mention of tax rate, pension rate or medical insurer. Apparently this was all he could find for me in Busan as lots of other schools "weren't interested in you". F*ck off Don...
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Lolita89



Joined: 10 Jun 2014
Location: Glasgow

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:14 am    Post subject: Agencies. Reply with quote

Hi! Great advice from everyone....has anyone ever heard of People Recruit and/or Englishwork.com?

I am speaking with them at the moment and wondered if anyone had previous!

Lauren
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coratheexplorer



Joined: 16 Feb 2012

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Agencies. Reply with quote

Lolita89 wrote:
Hi! Great advice from everyone....has anyone ever heard of People Recruit and/or Englishwork.com?

I am speaking with them at the moment and wondered if anyone had previous!

Lauren


People Recruit were *very* dodgy in my experience.

KoreaConnections: the opposite in every way. I ended up finding a position on my own but had an excellent impression of them when I was first shopping around.
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Conwaypk



Joined: 20 Aug 2014

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: Agencies. Reply with quote

coratheexplorer wrote:
Lolita89 wrote:
Hi! Great advice from everyone....has anyone ever heard of People Recruit and/or Englishwork.com?

I am speaking with them at the moment and wondered if anyone had previous!

Lauren


People Recruit were *very* dodgy in my experience.

KoreaConnections: the opposite in every way. I ended up finding a position on my own but had an excellent impression of them when I was first shopping around.


Thanks for the word. I was about to use People Recruit. I tend to prefer to find jobs on my own anyways.
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thatshendowang



Joined: 12 Sep 2014

PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question guys. I am going through Adventure Teaching at present. I have read good things but I was wondering two things. One; what's been everyone's experience? And 2-has anyone ever had to sign a 'liability waiver and realese' with an agency? I have to do so to proceed, is this standard practice? Seems to mainly be absolving Adventure Teaching of any blame if anything goes wrong whilst I'm there so I can't claim against them, just wondering if it affects other rights or if anyone has seen anything like this before?
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