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- Print Length: 55 pages
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- Publication Date: October 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ORLRP2Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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I have not read it, but I have read the author's writing on her blog. She regularly insults the English teaching profession in Korea and states that it is "not for serious educators"
Why buy a book about obtaining an English teaching job in Korea from someone who hates it?
Save your money!
I want to know what I'm doing wrong when trying to get a university job. I have been trying for about a year with no luck.
This book does nothing to help solve my problem..
Unlike most books in this genre, however, content in this book is not divided into numbered chapters. The absence of such organization forces the reader to ponder where the text begins to answer to the book title the author has chosen, and presents inherent challenges to writing a review. From what I gather, it appears as though the content is arranged in chronological order to mirror the job application process: 1) where to look for employment; 2) how to craft a resume/cover letter; 3) how to pass a job interview with demo lesson tips; and 4) some bonus extras including “Not the Perfect Candidate?”, “Frequently Asked Questions”, “Cultural Tips” “Online Resources”, and a one-page explanation on “How to Set Yourself Apart”.
Baring resemblance to the book’s title, it is hard to miss the heading “How YOU can GET that Fabulous Job” listed in the Table of Contents, or perhaps because the author has consciously decided to type ‘you’ and ‘get’ in capital letters. It turns out that poor writing mechanics act as a kind of harbinger of things to come.Read more ›
Having said that, I think that the book makes it seem easier than it actually is to be able to get a university job. I have a master's degree, a couple of years of teaching/training experience, and am currently in Korea. According to the book, I should have a decent shot at acquiring a university job. So after editing my application documents and having a current Korean university professor (and HR professional) look over my resume, I applied to over twenty-five different positions university and unigwon positions. The result: not a single interview. It wasn't just sending out resumes either- it was networking, attending KOTESOL meetings and other tips that the book recommended.
So while the book offers good tips and while I would certainly recommend it, I think that the book views the Korean university position job market with rose-colored glasses. In reality, there are so many people in Korea looking for work (and so many people with advanced degrees) that it is next to impossible to get a university job these days. Again I recommend the book, but I think it can falsely get your hopes up when the English teaching market is getting more and more competitive each year in Korea. Without a master's (or higher degree) in ESL and at least two years of university teaching experience, you're going to be hard-pressed to find a university job in my humble opinion.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book offered a lot of helpful advice on how to get a university job, market yourself favorably and also offers advice on how to network (which is really important in Korea). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gina
great book. I read it,, used some of it's recommendations (mainly resume/cover letter), and am starting a Uni job in the fall. Who knows if it was the book or not... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Neil G.
This book offered really great advice not only on how to land that job but also some major tips on what Korean universities look for specifically. Really useful.Published 13 months ago by MF
I found this book to be quite helpful, especially the parts about preparing for an interview and teaching demonstration. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kristina
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