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South Korea
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
Mobile banking in South Korea has soared, with account registrations reaching 73.6 million, more than the total population of the country.
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
Although some costs, such as food and housing, can be high, they are offset by lower costs in other areas.
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
Cover letters are not traditionally a requirement by Korean companies, but multi-nationals and foreign companies usually expect one.
Interviewing Advice
Politeness and respect are extremely important in an interview in Korea.
Cultural Advice
Koreans are more likely than other Asian cultures to accept foreign acquaintances. They enjoy helping expatriates understand and experience their traditions.
Business and Networking
The most effective way to get a job in Korea is through personal connections and recommendations.
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.
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