Owing to last week’s post, I have been thinking about the multitude of native English teachers who come to Korea each year. For a majority of them, teaching in Korea is an easy way to make enough money to start paying off student loans and gain cross-cultural experiences. Others view it as a chance to live in Asia
Working in Korea for as long as I have, you get to meet a number of foreigners and of course English teachers. In my experience a majority of them are like a ‘fish out of water’ and basically have no clue what they are doing. Like every other nation around the world, Korea has its
The other day on my way to work, while waiting at a red light, I noticed two Mormon missionaries walking on the sidewalk. Looking at them I wondered what it must be like for religious workers to live and work in Korea? What kind of job opportunities are available to them? Surprisingly there isn’t a
For individuals that do not have the option to work full time due to personal or legal restrictions, Korea does offer a bunch of part-time jobs. Kind Of Part-time Jobs Available Depending on your visa type (and in some cases nationality for example: working as a part time ESL teacher) there are a variety of
There was a time when shipbuilding was a synonym to Europe. The world has changed. The shipbuilding industry is no longer a domain of Europe. Even the biggest shipyards that remain in Europe are insignificant compared to the yards of Asia. Shipbuilding Industry In Korea Among the shipbuilding companies in the world, four of the
There are possibilities and job openings in health care in Korea, for medical professionals who want to pursue a career in medicine. These opportunities are not as plentiful as teaching English and consequently there isn’t much information available. In this post, I will talk about working as a nurse or a medical coordinator in Korea.
A university job is considered ‘the ultimate’ vocation when it comes to teaching English in Korea. It’s the most coveted and highly sought after position. Teaching English at a university is more laid back. It comes with less working hours per week and more vacation time than a public or Private school job. Kind Of
Most expats in Korea work in the education field. A vast majority are teachers or working in the English industry. It’s not very common to meet foreigners working in other fields. Sure, there are many foreigners primarily from Southeast Asia, who work as unskilled workers in factories or other blue-collar jobs. But it’s rare to find