Pyeongchang 2018: Aussie volunteers, engineers, Paralympics and the future of Gangwon

Pyeongchang 2018 The 2018 Winter Olympics will forever be remembered as a significant milestone in Inter-Korean relations, with the two Koreas still technically at war marching together under a united flag, but there was much more to it than politics. … 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

How much can I expect to earn in Korea? Korean company salary structure and average wages

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 … 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

Scott Walker and finding non-teaching jobs in Seoul

As a dynamic metropolis that dwarfs all other cities on the peninsular for size and political clout, Seoul has grown into a mecca for overseas government organisations and foreign companies expanding into the Korea market. However, despite the intensity of trade and … Read More

Unlocking career success in Korea with Scott Walker

  I recently met with Scott Walker from Tourism Australia to decode his remarkable success in Korea and to ask for advice on behalf of our readers with similar aspirations of working in Korea. In the following article, I document Scott Walker’s … Read More