Are you looking for a Non-English teaching job in South Korea? In this article, I will mention a few tips and tricks that will help you with your job hunt! There are a few things you should know before reading further, the Korean job market is no joke and finding a job in South Korea is not easy but through my experience using various job-seeking strategies, I have developed my own know-how. First and foremost, you should prepare all the documents that would help you find a job. For example, if you wanted to enter a marketing company, it would be best if you show any degrees or certificates related to marketing, a portfolio which showcases any of your previous marketing work and because we are looking for a job in Korea, a TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean Language) score. These would be the basic things to prepare in order to prove why they should hire you!
Once you have all the documents prepared the next step is job searching! This is the most difficult part because where can you find all these job postings and which ones are reliable? If you are looking for an internship or a full-time job the best and most accurate website I’ve used is www.hirediversity .kr, they are a company which specializes in helping foreigners find jobs. The best part is all of their information is translated into English! Do keep in mind that some of the jobs require a specific level of Korean proficiency but not all. Below is a list of other sites I’ve used to source job postings:
3. Craigslist Seoul
4. Facebook (Groups such as Non-Teaching Job Seekers Korea or Jobs in Korea)
Thirdly, after you’ve sent in all your applications you wait for the callbacks. Once you land an interview, make sure to prepare an introduction in English, Korean and any other languages they require you to use. Korean Company interviews can last up to 4 or 5 rounds at large corporations, with group interviews, presentations, and team activities. Make sure to know the company well and what activities they are up to, most interview questions will be centered around 2 major topics. Either they will ask you in detail about the company (the specific team or department you will be working in) or they will ask in-depth about the experiences you listed on your resume.
Finally, you got the job offer, congratulations on a job well done! The next step is getting the proper work visa in order to accept the job and start your career in South Korea. The visa process can be quite complicated and time-consuming, try to ask about the visa situation or figure this out during the interview and make sure the company is able to sponsor your visa (unless you already have a valid visa). Many cases of a job offer being rejected are the result of being unable to obtain the proper work visa. I hope that my experiences finding a Non-English Teaching job were helpful, and I wish everyone good luck with their job hunt!