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Ever wonder what it's like to live, teach and work in South Korea?
This is the podcast that brings you people who are doing just that! Join hosts Scott, Adam, and Phil as they cover topics and issues regarding living in Korea as well as special guests of real people who are living and working abroad, their stories, and more! This podcast is coming to you from Changwon City, South Korea. Whether you are living in South Korea, have lived in South Korea, or thinking about coming to South Korea, this is the show for you!
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Jul 9, 2015

Join Scott, Dee and Paul as they talk about why they first came to Korea and their first experiences in the country.  Also, they talk about Korean food, drinking games and living in Changwon City.  Plus so much more!


Scott
three and a half years ago

Hi Dean,
Thanks for the comment and kind words!
Sorry for such a late reply. Did not realize that we had to approve the comments on here first.
That's a great question!
For me, I haven't used a recruiter in probably close to 10 years now. I haven't had many different jobs in that time frame, but I did use a recruiter for my first couple jobs here.
Recruiters are very useful and most that I know or have used are very nice people and can be a great help if it's your first time coming here.
The only thing to remember with a recruiter is, they are always selling you the job. Regardless of how great they may make a job sound, always do your own research on it. Try to talk to teachers who have worked at the school or ask about the school in one of the FB groups or pages.
They will always kind of be in a rush mode too and can seem a little pushy. Just take your time and don't let them pressure you into anything.
I'll try to touch on the subject a bit in an upcoming episode and will give you a shout out too.

Thanks again for listening and the great question!
Keep listening and hope you are enjoying it in Korea if you are here, or have a great time when you get here!

Scott

Dean
three and a half years ago

Hi guys. Thanks for the discussion. It was great to hear a longer form discussion on teaching in Korea especially with regards to your first encounter with schools. Keep it up! Did you find that over time your reliance on recruiters and the such dropped over time in changing from job to job over the years?