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The Winter Hiring Frenzy...

 
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TheLostProphet



Joined: 03 Sep 2014

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: The Winter Hiring Frenzy... Reply with quote

Err...when is it?

On the grapevine (and even looking back to posts on Dave's from a year ago) it seems that there's a big rush for teachers around mid-January, in time for the beginning of the March academic term.

But as we all know, the market has become super duper competitive unless you're white, female, American, etc, etc.

So for 2015, will this peak hiring time in Jan still be accurate? Asking so I know when to throw in the can and give up on the Korean dream.
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Chaparrastique



Joined: 01 Jan 2014

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: The Winter Hiring Frenzy... Reply with quote

TheLostProphet wrote:
the Korean dream.


Ah yes, the golden dream of....abusive bosses...spiteful coworkers...unappreciative employers... an utterly frustrating daily experience.

Form an orderly queue, gentlemen.
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shapeshifter



Joined: 29 Nov 2005
Location: Paris

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: The Winter Hiring Frenzy... Reply with quote

TheLostProphet wrote:
Err...when is it?

On the grapevine (and even looking back to posts on Dave's from a year ago) it seems that there's a big rush for teachers around mid-January, in time for the beginning of the March academic term.

But as we all know, the market has become super duper competitive unless you're white, female, American, etc, etc.

So for 2015, will this peak hiring time in Jan still be accurate? Asking so I know when to throw in the can and give up on the Korean dream.



What the hell does 'throw in the can' mean?
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ippy



Joined: 25 Aug 2009

PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since late October, the restrictions have been downplayed. Recruiters have been spamming me to take up jobs due to start feb/march. Guess the rush to grab that recruiter fee before someone else does leads to a 'you'll do!' kind of environment.

BUT since about a week ago ive seen the restrictions creep back in with some postings. Much more female only positions popping up again. This suggests that things are equalizing again. If you need to get in the door and you dont fit the profile, id suggest hurrying the hell up. Smile
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw this: (Where's the vomit emoticon?)

HAGWON JOB IN GANGNAM. FEMALES ONLY. VERY URGENT

E-Specialist English Hagwon
-Great friendly and welcoming environment for teachers!

Location:
Gangnam 987-17

Hours: Temporarily part-time training (8-10 hours/week) for now and then transition to full-time later with benefits, which should be very soon. Must work Saturdays

Must have: Apostilled diploma, FBI background check, and must be female

Salary: Temporarily 20,000 won an hour... BUT WILL TRANSITION TO HIGHER PAY SOON
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TheLostProphet



Joined: 03 Sep 2014

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: The Winter Hiring Frenzy... Reply with quote

[quote="shapeshifter"]What the hell does 'throw in the can' mean?[/quote]

You got me, of course I meant throw in the towel. Maybe this is why I'm not getting hired haha.

Chaparrastique, you forgot yellow dust!

World Traveller, dw m8, it says it's going to go up soon.

If I could live to see the day when these no-good recruiting agencies stop spamming the same generic and useless crap every day, I would be so happy.
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World Traveler



Joined: 29 May 2009

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: The Winter Hiring Frenzy... Reply with quote

TheLostProphet wrote:
World Traveller, dw m8, it says it's going to go up soon.

How much is "higher" and when is "soon" though? Sounds sketchy. (Recruiters have been known to play loose with the truth in order to get commission.)
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