Expat Advice: Working in ChangWon, Korea

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What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

ChangWon

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Changwon is an industrial city. There are many large factorys. Main products are automotive, heavy equipment, appliances and avation. There are many opportunities to teach English all over Korea.

What type of work do you do and how did you find your job?

ESL Teacher. Found the job through the internet.

How did you obtain your work permit? What advice would you have for others about work permits?

It is very easy to get a work permit in Korea as long as you meet the requriements for the position. In this case it is a 4 year degree in any field. And a valid passport.

Have you taken language and cross-cultural training courses to prepare for your assignment? If so, how have they helped you on the job?

No, there was none available.

What advice would you offer others about finding jobs and working abroad?

Before accepting a position, be sure to read the contract carefully and understand it fully.

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