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Excerpted from the Korea Career Guide

Online Job Sites

http://www.jobkorea.co.kr/ (Korean)
http://globalemployer.jobkorea.co.kr/ (English version)
This is one of Korea’s major online jobs sites. It recently made a strategic alliance with monster.com, enabling it to provide information about global job opportunities. This company has more than a million clients, and millions of jobseekers use its services. JobKorea provides information about hundreds of thousands of job opportunities, the largest number of opportunities of any website in Korea. There is an English version of the website that mainly offers services for employers wishing to hire; it does, however, include a few job postings. The JobKorea website offers a diverse array of services, including part-time postings, headhunting services, résumé workshops and networking services.

Tel: +82-2-1588-9350
Fax: +82-2-565-9352
Email: helpdesk@jobkorea.co.kr
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Government Employment Resources

Employment Permit System
http://www.eps.go.kr/en/index.html (Korean, English, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Khmer, Mongolian, Urdu, Bangla, Nepali, Burmese, Uzbek, Tamil, Tetun, Russian)
This website is primarily designed to help businesses hire foreign workers. It addresses issues important to foreign employees, such as the legal obligations of employers. The website provides information about the government’s ‘Happy Return Program,’ which was designed to support foreign workers whose time in Korea has expired. Its goal is to help them make successful re-entry into their home countries.

Employment Permit System
6 Taejeong-ro, Maengdong-myun, Eumseong-gun
Chungcheongbuk-do 369-811, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-1577-7114
Fax: +82-43-870-8549
Email: eps@keis.or.kr


Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)
http://www.keia.org/internships.php (English)
KEI offers internships in Washington, DC, for undergraduate and graduate students of political science and/or economics, as well as other students who have an interest in Asia-Pacific issues, especially Korea. Competitive candidates are offered unique, but unpaid, internship opportunities that involve the inner workings of an international government policy institute. Expectations for interns are high. In return, they can expect a challenging environment that will prepare them for full-time employment in a professional setting.

Korea Economic Institute of America
1800 K Street NW, Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: +1-202-464-1982
Fax: +1-202-464-1987
Email: Online contact form

Career Fairs/Events

Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX)
http://www.coex.co.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Several times a year, city- or government-sponsored job fairs are held in the COEX Convention Center in Seoul. These fairs are popular and large, and usually attract mid-size companies that are seeking employees. COEX, located in the central business area of Seoul, offers world-class convention and exhibition facilities, Asia’s largest underground shopping mall, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Tel: +82-2-6000-0114
Email: shensley@coex.co.kr

Staffing Agencies And Temporary Help Firms

Adecco Korea
https://www.adecco.co.kr/ (Korean)
Adecco Korea offers comprehensive HR consulting services to foreign-owned and domestic firms in Korea. It is divided into several specialist divisions: Adecco Korea (temporary/staffing and outsourcing services), Templar Human Search (executive search service) and Lee Hecht Harrison (outplacement and career management services).

Adecco Korea
6F, Dong-Sung Building
21 Teheran-ro 87-gil
Seoul 135-880, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-6200-9700
Fax: +82-2-555-5529
Email: adecco@adecco.co.kr

Executive Recruiters and Search Firms

Robert Walters Korea
http://www.robertwalters.co.kr/en/ (Korean, English)
Robert Walters is one of the world’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, with 52 offices in 24 countries. Robert Walters Korea offers specialized service to candidates and clients alike, and touts a long-established track record with many of the world’s leading institutions in the areas of accounting, finance, management, consulting, sales, marketing, banking, financial services and information technology.

Robert Walters Korea
27 F, West Center, Center 1 Building
26, Euljiro 5-gil, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-210, Republic of Korea
Tel: +82-2-6030-8811
Fax: +82-2-6030-8766
Email: seoul@robertwalters.co.kr

Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements

Dong-A Ilbo
http://english.donga.com/ (Korean, English, Japanese)
Dong-A Ilbo is a major news sources in Korea. The motto of this newspaper, founded in 1920, is “For the people, democracy and culture,” which the company calls the ‘Dong-A DNA.’ The newspaper is in a partnership with worldwide newspapers in six different countries and has a digital version available in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese.

Tel: +82-2-2020-0114
Fax: +82-2020-1139
Email: newsroom@donga.com

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete South Korea Guide.

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