Many factors are involved in the process of applying for a new job, and one that comes into play for those trying to get a job in Korea is whether it’s possible to apply from outside Korea, or whether one needs to be physically present in Korea in order to be competitive for a new position with a Korean company.
I recently answered the following question from someone in my network:
“Is it possible to apply for a job when a person is out of Korea? Or I should just go to Korea and start applying for jobs while I am there?”
For my full treatment of the topic: Considerations of Current Location When Applying for a Job in Korea
Tips Related to Applying for a Job in Korea from Overseas
- English teachers, factory workers, top management and holders of highly specialized skills can generally apply for jobs in Korea from abroad.
- If you’re not having success applying from overseas and don’t want to just keep trying, then the other option is to come to Korea to look for a job locally.
- Buy yourself time to stay in Korea looking for a job but without wasting time by enrolling in an intensive Korean-language course or other grad-school level university program.
Additional Resources on KBC and Elsewhere about Getting a Job in Korea
- The KBC Professional Certification Program – Business Culture Fundamentals Specialization
- Business Accelerator – Get a (Better) Job in Korea
- Korea Business Tip – “What Sets You Radically Apart from the Countless Young Korean Professionals Currently Looking for a Job in Your Industry in Korea?”
- Korea Business Tip – “Will Korean Skills Boost My Career Opportunities in Korea?”
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