Originally Posted by ArteEtLabore14
I'm most likely going to do this after I graduate in the spring. Can you tell me how you went about finding a job, what kind of people you talked to, all that pertinent info? Thanks!
I would suggest to contact the teachers at whatever place wants to hire you. This way you can determine if the school is a decent one, or just a fly-by-night operation. As well, it'll give you the general sense of who you're teaching for, and with.
Originally Posted by Matt
potential employers will not regard the experience as 'wasteful' nor as reflecting poorly on your career potential, but at the same time, they will not view it as an asset either (I guess unless you are considering teaching as a career...which you are not).
Come interview time in a year or so, be honest about the experience. Don't try to upsell it, we all know bullshit when we hear it...but be open about what you learned, what you gained from the experience, and then move on to what you can bring to them as a firm.
Thanks for the heads up. I'll probably end up doing an internship after the Korea teaching experience. (This is also a great way to earn some money, I work 60+ hours a week, but it's a family farm, so the pay is..... well non-existent...., so I'll actually be able to afford a couple months of living in a city doing an internship).
I'm not sure if this is in your field of knowledge or not, but how often are companies willing to look at 24-25 year old interns? Or at that age would I be considered out of the running for such a position. Between a sociology degree and a years experience teaching in S.Korea, I'd hope someone would be willing to at least take a chance on me.
Thanks again for the information.