Most of these suggestions are dependent upon your timing and personal preferences~
1. Apply directly
I say this even though I applied through KorVia consulting. The general rule is that recruiting agencies have a later application acceptance date (around April 1st) than applicants who apply directly. As an example, for Fall 2016 intake, direct applicants could submit their applications on February 1st, 2 whole months earlier than us recruiter applicants.
However, I HIGHLY recommend KorVia should you choose to use a recruiter!
2. Strategize your preferred location and be open to any location
Check that box saying you are open to other locations if you cannot be placed in your preferred location! Being flexible is a huge deal.
Seoul, Busan, and Gyeonggi-do are generally viewed as the most competitive locations. If you have your heart set on a metropolitan area, you may be best served to go avoid listing Busan and Seoul, and instead, apply to a smaller metropolitan area such as Daegu, Ulsan, Daejeon, Sejong city or Gwangju.
In other words, choose a less competitive metropolitan area or else you may be placed in a place like rural Gangwon province (no hate on Gangwon, though. They have the Olympics coming up!). Rural areas have their own charms and you may find that you are best served in the countryside.
Of course, by all means, if you really want Seoul or Busan write it down. Continue reading