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Carl_00



Joined: 18 May 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Looking for a New Recruiter. Reply with quote

Hey all,

As the title says I'm looking for a new recruiter. I'm already with one but I'm getting a bit impatient with the lack of progress there's been in the month since I made the initial contact. So, could any of you recommend a good professional recruiter with whom you have experience with.

Thanks.
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DosEquisXX



Joined: 04 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TeachKoreaNZ was very reliable and helpful. I personally met the recruiter and her husband while I was in South Korea and they are great people. However, they only work with public schools in the Gyeongsangnam-do area and one or two hagwons.
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oldtactics



Joined: 18 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100% recommend Claire at ESLstarter.
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i_teach_esl



Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Location: baebang, asan/cheonan

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

last year i used John from jicc recruit. he's korean and speaks fluent english and he's really good with follow up.

John
010-9078-0094
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JICC Recruite Agency(John's Recruite)
#4th Nuri Tower 50-10 shinheung dong Jung Gu
Incheon City South Korea
Tel) 82-32-765-3700, Cel) 82-10-9078-0094.
jeong852625@gmail.com.
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Nadia_M



Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Location: Daejeon, Korea

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Planet ESL. The owner, Jiyeon, helped me. She was super nice and answered all my questions. I submitted my information on the website, and two days later I had an interview with her. I had two interviews a couple of days later. Within one week of submitting my info on the site, I had a contract.
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isisaredead



Joined: 18 May 2010

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: Looking for a New Recruiter. Reply with quote

Carl_00 wrote:
Hey all,

As the title says I'm looking for a new recruiter. I'm already with one but I'm getting a bit impatient with the lack of progress there's been in the month since I made the initial contact. So, could any of you recommend a good professional recruiter with whom you have experience with.

Thanks.


yes, i could - yourself.

it takes a lot more work (keeping your ear to the ground, cold-canvassing etc), but the results are mind-boggling.
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lalartu



Joined: 29 Apr 2008

PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

all Korean recruiters are sort of the same.

they care more about the commission than about teachers.

if you're qualified and want a good job, avoid recruiters. look for good schools that are hiring and apply directly
if you're not picky, you'll have little trouble with recruiters though

recruiters dont like teachers that only want specific conditions (me being one hehe).

i would specifically avoid the following companies/people:

Jeremy from Poly (liar liar pants on fire)
work n play (too slow and ineffective)
footprints (make you sign waiver before doing anything and lose/forget stuff all the time)
enw-asia - takes them weeks to reply and they actually post jobs that dont even exist anymore, just to attract more applicants.


also, just a personal experience, but dealing with weh-gooks (i.e. us foreigners) yields better results and less headaches.

Korean recruiters (that includes gyopos unfortunately) seem to have a head up their ass when it comes to customer services and lie A LOT on top of that. the only time I had little trouble finding a job through a recruiter was with a guy from Vancouver who showed a lot of patience,understanding and was very truthful. I could say the same about most other foreign recruiters that I dealt with.
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Hasna



Joined: 30 Aug 2010
Location: little bit of everywhere

PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Last edited by Hasna on Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:44 am; edited 1 time in total
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DosEquisXX



Joined: 04 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i_teach_esl wrote:
last year i used John from jicc recruit. he's korean and speaks fluent english and he's really good with follow up.

John
010-9078-0094
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JICC Recruite Agency(John's Recruite)
#4th Nuri Tower 50-10 shinheung dong Jung Gu
Incheon City South Korea
Tel) 82-32-765-3700, Cel) 82-10-9078-0094.
jeong852625@gmail.com.


True, but he's also way too pushy.

You don't just outright e-mail a contract to somebody and rush them to sign the deal without any interview of any kind. Hell, I wasn't given the opportunity to speak to the hagwon owner or a teacher at the school. Never even spoke to the recruiter before the contract was offered.

After reading the contract, I wasn't surprised why he forced it on me (lol @ no vacation or sick days among other lolz). Guy has no interest in getting you a worthwhile job. As long as he can get a warm body for a position, he's happy.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you are applying for a PS position (then go direct),

use as many recruiters as you need to:
find the job you want,
in the area you want,
with the benefits that you want,
at the start time you want.

They are like used car salesmen. Look at them all, see what they have to offer, kick the tires to weed out the crap and choose from what is left.

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DosEquisXX



Joined: 04 Nov 2009

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttompatz wrote:
Unless you are applying for a PS position (then go direct),

use as many recruiters as you need to:
find the job you want,
in the area you want,
with the benefits that you want,
at the start time you want.

They are like used car salesmen. Look at them all, see what they have to offer, kick the tires to weed out the crap and choose from what is left.

.


I find recruiters to be a good way of getting your information out to a large number of public schools and hagwons fairly quickly. But you just have to be careful and cherry pick what you want. You can't fully trust even the best recruiters and if something doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't right.

Looking to apply direct is efficient in the sense that you are directly choosing the job you want rather than receiving partial information about an opening through a third party.

But don't entirely discard recruiters. You just have to be smart to deal with them effectively.
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sluggo832004



Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow.
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Hotwire



Joined: 29 Aug 2010
Location: Multiverse

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol.

I mass email by bcc about 50 recruiters from dave's / eng spec with my cover letter, pic, docs etc.

Would never relly on just one. Though I did in 2002 when I first applied to come here, but there were so fewer waeygs here then.
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notinKS



Joined: 11 Jul 2010

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used KorVia (ps only) and ASKNow (both public and private) and had good results from both of them.
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Isehtis



Joined: 07 Jul 2010

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just finishing the process now and my advice is, send your resume and photo to every recruiter you can find. I'm an average candidate and it's taken me ages to find a position, having contacted 20-30 recruiters.
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