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gahrok



Joined: 12 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:00 am    Post subject: Multiple Recruiters Reply with quote

I've read through the forums, I've talked to recruiters on the phone on this, but I am afraid I have to ask once more: what is the deal on multiple recruiters?

Some people seem to say its ok, some say it can screw you out of gepik/epik/smoe jobs.

I'm with Canadian connection right now, they seem to be good, but they are taking a little bit of time getting back to me.

I'd like to know I have multiple options but at the same time don't want to muck anything up in the process.

Anyone have any experiences with using multiple recruiters successfully or unsuccessfully?
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fionnjameson



Joined: 11 Mar 2013

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

INTERNET, Y U NO WERK...?

Anyways, I've heard of people who've done the whole multiple recruiter thing. I personally know one person who got a different recruiter for GEPIK and another for EPIK and he still got the GEPIK gig.

Your mileage may vary.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One recruiter for EPIK or you get rejected.
One recruiter for GEPIK (they do not have to be the same recruiter but they can be).

For hagwon jobs.... use as many recruiters as you need (1,2,5,20=)to get the job you want.

Search yourself and you have access to perhaps 20-50 potential employers who may be able to actually READ your resume and perhaps can get you through the visa confirmation process (not always easy for 1st time applicants).

Use 20 recruiters and that number jumps up into the many hundreds or potentially over 1000 jobs, even if the employer himself doesn't speak English (lots of hagwan jobs, MOST private placement PS jobs and virtually ALL private K-12 jobs fall into this category).

The problem lies in the fact that most people do NOT understand the role of the recruiter.

They are an introduction to a potential employer that you yourself would not otherwise be able to find. Then, if they are any good at their job, they guide you through the placement and assist with the paperwork necessary to get you as far as the employer.

They are NOT your friend.
They do NOT work for you (they are paid for and work for the employer).

They are like a used car salesman.
You walk onto their car-lot (website), peruse the cars (available jobs), if you see one you like you inquire about it.

After you listen to the sales pitch you let YOUR mechanic have a look at it (due diligence checking out the school).

If it is all good then you make the offer (accept the contract) and complete the sale (begin the paperwork for your visa application).

A good salesman will ensure that the paperwork is in order to make the sale and allow you to register the car. (A good recruiter will make sure your paperwork is in order and help get you through the paperwork to get your visa.)

I have no problem with using a recruiter or telling anyone else to use one (or more the case, many). They are your best option for fining the BEST fit when it comes to a job in Korea (or most of Asia for that matter).

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Mw182006



Joined: 13 Feb 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spoke to a recruiter Wednesday night (my first so far) and wanted to add to what ttompatz said. Based on the recruiter's explanation, it's the act of submitting the formal application to EPIK/GEPIK that 'defines' your recruiter so to speak. So if you somehow manage to have two different recruiters submit your application to EPIK, you'll show up twice in the system and get the boot.

ttompatz: What are the chances of a recruiter jumping the gun and submitting something on your behalf without your consent? The guy I spoke with Wednesday (Hands Korea/HSK) seemed to know his stuff and sounded like someone I could work well with during this process, but I don't want to be too trusting.
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