Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Korean Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Job search proving difficult

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Job-related Discussion Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TellyRules986



Joined: 09 Nov 2009
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:20 pm    Post subject: Job search proving difficult Reply with quote

For background, I posted this thread: http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=216705

Anyway,

Now I'm applying for a new position, and when I explain to recruiters about how the last school still owes me money (they want to call and do a reference check) they seem to refuse to deal with me and hold it against me.

I could always delete the experience from my resume, but that's not fair and how would I explain that I'm still in Korea?

Any input would be helpful.

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
modernseoul



Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the reference: Have you offered them the contact details of a co-teacher who you can trust? They also can back you up on the issues with your school.

Experience: Don't delete it from your resume as it's your school that is causing the problem not you.

Recruiters: Some recruiters just want an easy life and therefore they're not a good fit for you. Try speaking to friends and finding out which recruiter they used and/or use the recruiter that found you your last role, as they maybe more understanding of your situation.

Also word-of-mouth is becoming a more and more popular recruiting style as schools look to cut costs, so try and speak to school directly. It won't take long to find a job if your proactive.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
soomin



Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Location: Daegu

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem, but I got my head teacher to vouch for me and write a letter of recommendation. Did you have a good relationship with them? If so, do that. No matter what, they will call your old hagwon, so it's better to give them your co-teacher or head teacher's info and have them call that person directly instead of calling your boss (who will give a less than favorable review).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korean Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Job-related Discussion Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2013 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International