What we do for
First off, don't ever let any recruiter
or company try and charge you for their services. Recruiters are
all paid on a placement fee arrangement. The schools pay us for
sending them teachers. If a recruiter asks for cash from you,
stay away! They are scam artists. For more advice tips like this,
we recommend you visit our Advice
page. The only
costs to you should be those of a courier for when you go to send
your original documents to Asia as well as the administration
fee at any Consulate for processing the work visa.
In a nutshell, we basically introduce you
to some detailed info regarding placements in Korea.
If you read through our site, you will get a better idea of what
is involved regarding schools, contracts, advice and general knowledge
that has been passed on from other teachers through our letters,
stories and pics sections. You send us your documents that we
request on the Apply
page and we
in turn forward them on to our contacts in the country you want
to work in. They will look for the right position that matches
your specifications as close as possible. Once a school has been
found that is interested in hiring you, they send us the contract,
the details and the contact info of the current teachers. We then
present that to you with our opinions if it's a decent offer or
not. If you are intrigued, then we get the ball rolling.
We recommend you DEFINITELY call or email
the current teachers to get the real scoop on the apartment you'll
be living in, the students you'll be teaching, the director's
habits and how s/he treats the staff, local amenities, along with
other useful info that we just can't provide since we are not
there, the current teachers are. They prove to be quite a valuable
source of info and those very people could be your future roommates
and/or co-workers. We try and maintain a Black and White list
of the good, the bad and the ugly but it's difficult to keep track
of every single ESL school and company in Asia.
After speaking with the teachers and perhaps
having a telephone interview with the director, you'll need to
make the decision on whether to accept or not. If not, then no
big deal; we just start over again and try another school or location
that is more to your liking. A year is a long time to be away
so the right choice from the beginning is key here. If you do
accept, then we take it to the next level.
You send your original(or notarised at X
Consulate) documents to the school directly, they apply for your
work visa and once the visa issuance letter is ready, they'll
fire that off to you. This letter will secure your visa and you
will obtain a stamp in your passport when you go to validate the
letter at the closest Consulate near you. Meanwhile, we are working
with the school to book your flight and arrange your itinerary.
All of this sounds quite confusing and a lot of work but we help
you every step of the way so no need to worry. You aren't on your
own after you say yes to a job offer. Nor are you alone for the
year in Korea. We try and stay in touch with you to make
sure you are ok. You can email us anytime if you have problems
at the school, need any questions answered or just want to drop
us a line and chat.
As stated above, this is the process in
a nutshell. For more detailed info, just email us. Remember, there
is no such thing as a stupid question when considering overseas
employment. It can be a minefield and we are here to guide you
to a safe, reputable school!
It should be noted here that because the
majority of jobs in Korea cater to children aged 5-17, that is
where our focus is.We are beginning to establish solid, legitimate contacts who can help us place you in a school that has the age groups you desire. Just specify in your email which ages you wish to teach!
Perhaps you are just looking for some initial
info or a semi-detailed description on how to apply, what to expect,
etc? Simply email us at the address below and put in your subject
line: "Request Intro Letter."
You will receive our letter immediately. We’ll go from there
once we hear back from you and know your intentions.