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How to Make a Good First Impression

Going into work for the first time may give you feelings of anxiety, let alone doing so in a foreign country. Korea has different work culture compared to Western countries, since they pay so much respect to a person of a higher ranking or if they ...

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Doing your taxes can be mentally taxing

One of the most frustrating aspects of living and working in Korea, is dealing with legal documents that are only written in Korean. It means you do not have the independence to complete forms that, as an adult, I consider to be fairly personal: ...

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The Battle with Dust

When I first came to Korea, I noticed that during certain times of the year, people would come out of the house wearing cloth masks to cover their noses and mouths. I thought Koreans were extremely paranoid and way too prepared for any surprise. ...

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How Useful Are Foreign Teachers Really?

During the last few years, the number of jobs available for foreign English teachers in Korean public schools has significantly decreased. According to an article on The Korean Observer, the number of foreign teachers has dropped from over 9,000 to ...

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5 Things to Expect When Working in Korea

Working in Korea is completely different than working in your home country. Besides the obvious of having to accept the fact that you will always be considered “foreign” when working with Koreans in your place of work, there are a number of ...

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