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sab2197



Joined: 17 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Red Flag? Reply with quote

I've heard things as far as jobs go move a lot faster in Korea than they do in the west, but something doesn't feel right to me here. Here's the scenario:

Applied with a recruiter yesterday morning. I received the standard, generic, introductory e-mail thanking me for my application, ect. Then, about forty minutes later, there was another e-mail saying one of their schools already wanted to interview me. Granted, I do have all of my documents in order so I am ready to go and noted that on my application. But forty minutes after having submitted an application to a recruiter? Still seems a bit odd, but this could just be me not knowing the pace of things.

I still plan on doing the interview tonight to see what it's all about. I think it would still be a good experience and an interview doesn't necessarily commit me to anything Smile
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible the tide has turned and Korea is moving in the direction of becoming once again desperate for any NET they can find? Very Happy
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Waygeek



Joined: 27 Feb 2013

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

young_clinton wrote:
Is it possible the tide has turned and Korea is moving in the direction of becoming once again desperate for any NET they can find? Very Happy


Serves 'em right, let them learn the hard way. They might even learn some respect.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

young_clinton wrote:
Is it possible the tide has turned and Korea is moving in the direction of becoming once again desperate for any NET they can find? Very Happy

I doubt it. My guess is the OP is young, blonde, beautiful, and female.
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sab2197



Joined: 17 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[/quote]
I doubt it. My guess is the OP is young, blonde, beautiful, and female.[/quote]

This made me laugh. You have the female part right, though!

So far, I am getting the impression that the swiftness of the response might have been due to desperation and not shadiness. All the same, I will be proceeding with extreme caution with this one.

Thank you all for your feedback!
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sab2197 wrote:
You have the female part right

That one is most important of all. As a female, you can be choosy and get the best jobs. Welcome to Korea.
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Daelim



Joined: 18 Jun 2011

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This post makes a refreshing change from the hundreds we see along the lines of "I've made 100 applications and got no interviews!"

Seems people get pissed when they can't get an interview then skeptical when they get one. Madness! Very Happy
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OP is FEMALE.
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YTMND



Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Location: You're the man now dog!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

World Traveler wrote:
The OP is FEMALE.


Female, blonde, and skinny Laughing

I am not even one of those Mad
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exercise. Dye your hair. Take a trip to Thailand.
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AsiaESLbound



Joined: 07 Jan 2010
Location: Truck Stop Missouri

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect the drama last March when it seemed Korea was on the brink of war turns a lot of people off.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AsiaESLbound wrote:
I suspect the drama last March when it seemed Korea was on the brink of war turns a lot of people off.


Maybe a few babies.
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EZE



Joined: 05 May 2012

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it sounds shady. It does sound reminiscent of "the good old days." In 2006, I had never worked abroad and within a few minutes of posting my resume, I had accepted job offers in Taiwan and South Korea and actually took the one in Seoul for real, which was a totally awesome school.

Sometimes, it's just luck and timing. I flew here from China with no job in August of 2012 and got my current job within 24 hours of landing at Incheon. It's a great school too!

If it's Wonderland....RUN! Laughing
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sab2197



Joined: 17 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you everyone for your responses. I feel silly for being so skeptical at first and even a little ashamed of myself. I had the interview and I could tell the school was legit. My interviewer was extremely opened to all my questions and very genuine. My interviewer was eager to put me in touch with people who had worked for the school in the past, the present, and people who simply live in the area in which I would be working.

What I should have been feeling was extreme gratitude and a sense of good fortune when I was scheduled so quickly for an interview. I hope this is one of many learning experiences yet to come. Even if I am not selected for the job, I am still happy that I was even considered in the hiring process. The interview was a great experience for me. Now I know what to expect Smile

Thank you all again. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday Smile
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

young_clinton wrote:
Is it possible the tide has turned and Korea is moving in the direction of becoming once again desperate for any NET they can find? Very Happy


Wouldn't that be a dream come true?
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