Scott Walker – Venturing beyond the Hermit Kingdom

Both here on Asia Options and at AustCham Korea, Scott Walker is an iconic name within the Australia-Korea space! Formerly AustCham Korea’s youngest Board Member (Director), Scott’s transition from student living off $900 a month to Tourist Australia’s Korea Country … Read More

Get a glimpse inside South Korean newsrooms with the KACS media scholarship

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s a good time to look ahead and read-up on opportunities for Australia-Korea engagement that await in 2020. If you are currently studying Media or Journalism in an Australian university and have an interest … Read More

Korean drinking culture – the Asia Options complete guide to drinking in Korea

Going out for dinner and having drinks with co-workers on a regular basis is a must in Korean corporations. This kind of informal bonding with co-workers is considered just as important as the work itself and is why Korean companies will happily … Read More

Korean overtime and why Korea has the second longest working hours in the OECD

Why do Koreans work so late? Korea’s notoriously long working hours and overtime culture are among the most frequent points of discussion for foreigners working or studying. Outsiders unfamiliar with the country are also bound to have heard rumours about … Read More

Working at Korean Companies: hierarchy, structure, and business titles

Corporate positions and jobs within Korean companies are very hierarchical, probably more so than you are used to in your home country. Job roles and their attached remuneration or salary are based on the length of service and experience, as … Read More