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Job Resources
Personal contacts are important, as are other methods of finding jobs in South Korea, such as recruiters and governmental employment agencies.
Employment Trends
South Korea has achieved a remarkably high level of economic growth and prosperity under an increasingly democratic form of government.
Information Technology
IT has become a mainstay of Korea’s export-driven economy, with growth being driven increasingly by the mobile sector.
Engineering
For those searching for a job in the various fields of engineering, South Korea provides a wide playing field with good hiring prospects.
Accounting and Finance
To say competition is heated for those seeking employment in South Koreas financial sectors would understate the situation.
Top Companies
The following list represents companies reporting the largest assets/revenues in the country. More than 400,000 additional corporate profiles can be found in Going Global's Employer Directory.
Financial Considerations
Seoul is the 10th most expensive city in the world, but South Koreans are also paid well.
Work Permits and Visas
Even if foreign nationals receive a Korean visa, they can still be denied entry to Korea should an immigration officer find some requirements unsatisfactory after inspection.
Resume/CVs
Over the past few years, South Korean companies have begun to realize that hiring expat employees can help them to compete internationally.
Interviewing Advice
Politeness and respect are extremely important in an interview in Korea.
Cultural Advice
Expatriates are expected to behave differently; however, it is suggested they also be polite and humble, and show interest and respect for the country's traditions.
General Business - Sales & Marketing
Competitive markets like South Korea's now require more people with marketing and sales expertise in companies ranging from the largest to the smallest.
Business and Networking
The most effective way to get a job in Korea is through personal connections and recommendations.
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