What recession? If you are an English speaker, or teacher, with an adventurous spirit there are many overseas jobs that provide great benefits. Universities all over California, including California State University, are connecting students and alumnae to recruiters who can help you to begin your journey. The process is easier, and probably faster, than you think if you follow the steps below, but first make sure to read Teaching Abroad: The most important consideration.
1. As of 2012, regulations have changed. Instead of state level background checks you must have a federal background check which can take up to three months to obtain. If you want to come to Korea as soon as possible do this right now. To complete this, go to your local police department and ask about how you can get a federal background check for oversees employment. You cannot complete this online or through certain third party agencies.
2. Start doing your research on different parts of Korea. Do you want to live in a rural area, or would you prefer to live in a big (or small) city. Read blogs and information on typical experiences.
3. Make a list of your own requirements. This list is meant to keep you realistic when you are going through your job hunt. This is very important and not staying true to your personal needs and requirements could make your time abroad less than pleasant. Click here to see a list of possible requirements you may want to consider as you form this list.
4. Make sure your resume is ready to go and try to make sure it highlights teaching experience, or work with children. If you don’t have any experience teaching, try to find a volunteer opportunity. Click here to find some awesomely easy ways to jazz up your resume with volunteer experience.
These steps can all be completed in one day but you should definitely put as much consideration into steps as possible. Once you are ready to continue the steps, click on part two.