Summer school is probably not on top of most young people’s mind when they think of summer, but trust us summer school in Seoul is something you’ve got to do! Imagine yourself in July next year knocking back Korean Soju with classmates, feasting on amazing local food, or exploring the local surroundings on weekends in shorts and t-shirt.…

A squeeze in the Korean job market has made internships in Korean companies a hot commodity for both foreign students and graduates alike. This is also being felt by Koreans, who are increasingly targeting internships as an opportunity to get a foot in the door at major conglomerates such as Samsung, LG or Hyundai. To…

The English as a Second Language (ESL) industry in Korea remains lucrative and has evolved over the last five years: the industry is becoming more competitive and the number of teaching roles have been cutback to force parents to spend less on the private education sector. For first time job seekers this translates to an over-supply of…

    Asia Options recently looked at the start-up trends in Asia and Taiwan, and we’re now proud to bring to you a close-up on South Korea start-up scene. ‘Creative Economy’ is currently one of Korea’s key buzzwords of the new government administration to fuel jobs and stimulate economic growth. The government has opened the doors for…

  Attracting 820 foreign students yearly from more than 156 different nations, the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for international students is the most ambitious and generous initiative taken by the Korean Government in their pursuit of spreading Korean education abroad. This article will break down the official application guidelines provided online into more comprehensible…

    Searching for suitable accommodation in Korea can be a daunting process as the rental market and system in Korea are significantly different. Those journeying to Korea for the first time may be limited in their ability to adequately survey and judge what type of property will best suit their needs particularly because of…

    The structure of the salary system among Korean companies is vastly different from what many of us will be accustomed to back at home. Western companies typically operate on a job role remuneration system where your pay is linked to your unique job role. Under this system an accountant, engineer, marketer, administrator, lawyer etc, will…

  Applying for a job in Korea is not easy and although most job advertisements targeting foreign professionals will be written in English, there are other opportunities with medium sized companies which will scout for Korean speaking foreigners. The best place to find these opportunities are on the Korean job website PeopleNJob, Most job adverts…

  Anthony Armari is Australia’s national taekwando champion. His home away from home is at Gwangju’s Chosan University. This video was produced as part of the Asia Education Foundation’s Asia Skills Video series. The copyright of this video belongs to the Australia Industry Group.      

  The negative aspects of Korean corporate culture such as the notorious overtime hours, low annual wages and poor productivity in white-collar roles often overshadows the positive aspects of a Korean workplace. Korean companies do have some really awesome policies and benefits which are comparable to the well publicised dream benefits of companies like Google.…

  Korean companies corporate positions and jobs are very hierarchical. Job roles and more importantly remuneration or salary are based on the length of service and experience as opposed to job role based remuneration. It also makes it very difficult for non-Koreans to determine what the appropriate title is for a work colleague or contact in…

  I recently spoke with a young Australian who a few months ago started learning Korean in Seoul. We keep in touch regularly about his progress and his life in Seoul – inevitably I am jealous of his experience –  my first year in Korea (as was my first year in China) was a very significant and…

So you found a great opportunity in Korea and now you need to know how to write a Korean resume in order to apply for the job.  The job advertisement requires you to send a CV to a designated email and or apply online via their career portal – so what do you do? If you have…