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Working Abroad: Is it For You?

Working Abroad: Not for Everyone I get emails and Facebook messages from people all the time who find me through my books or other online ventures and wonder if they should teach English abroad. While the advice I give always varies, there are a few general principles that you can …


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Teaching ESL Abroad as a Career: A Good Option?

Lots of people ask me about teaching ESL abroad as a career and whether or not it’s a good option. My answer is: sometimes, it really depends on the person. Teaching English abroad doesn’t exactly fit into the category of a “serious” job where you make “serious” money like you would …


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Teaching English in Korea: Cons

Disclaimer: I’m not a total hater. I just talked about the other side of the coin in this post: Teaching English in Korea: Pros. But, today we’re going to go down the road to the negative stuff-the reasons why Korea is not such a fabulous place to teach English. Learning …


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Teaching English in Korea: Pros

Teaching English in Korea: Is it For You? So you think you want to teach English in Korea and are wondering if this is a good choice, or not. This is totally normal. Packing up all your stuff into 2 suitcases and moving to the other side of the world …


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Working Abroad: Why It’s Awesome

***In recent weeks, I’ve been a wee bit down on Korea and teaching in universities here. Some have even said that I don’t really present a balanced view of things. In order to appease the masses, I’ll interject some positive goodness and talk about why working abroad, in general, is …


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Korean University Jobs- They’re Perfect, for Some

People = Mostly Cool with the Dead-End  I’ve gotten some flack from the netizens in Korea because of my previous posts where I disparaged teaching in a Korean university as a pretty grim prospect at times due to lack of opportunity for advancement (I call it the best dead-end job …


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Is my Korean Uni Job too Good to be True?

Do you Know, “Golden Handcuffs?” A couple days ago, I published this post: Korean University Jobs-The Golden Handcuffs in order to explain why I’m leaving my most sweet of Korean university gigs to return home to the great white north that is Canada. It kind of blew up and even …


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Korean University Jobs: The Golden Handcuffs

***Friends, family, random Internet strangers who ask me all the time why I’m leaving Korea. This post explains everything, kind of.*** All Things that Glitter The other day I was talking to a friend of mine about Korean university jobs and he mentioned that they were like having a pair …


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Top 5 ESL Resume Tips

  Get the Basics Right, You Know? Over the years, quite a few people have asked me to have a quick look at their resumes when they were in the process of applying for ESL jobs, but in many cases, it was hard for me to really give meaningful feedback …


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Top 10 Reasons Why You Can’t Get that Uni Job in South Korea

Okay, so maybe you’ve bought the book: How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams, are decently qualified (Masters degree + in Korea with a couple years of experience) and you’ve followed my advice. Perhaps you’ve already done most of the 103 things on …


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103 Things to Do to Get a University Job in South Korea

University Jobs in South Korea: Want One? How does 5 months of paid vacation sound to you? Pretty good, right? It’s kind of why everyone and their BFF wants a university job in South Korea. But this makes it not so easy to get this oh so sweet of jobs. …


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3 Free Profs Abroad Memberships

If you’re looking for a university job teaching English in Korea or anywhere in the world for that matter, Profs Abroad is going to be pure gold for you. It’s a site that compiles only university jobs from the million and one other sites out there so it can really …


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University Teaching Jobs in South Korea: it’s a game of chicken

Like to Play Chicken? You can get a University Teaching Job in South Korea! Think of getting a uni job in Korea as a game of chicken. As I mention in How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams, almost everything in Korea …


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Teaching English in a Korean University, but Poor Timing

Working in a Korean University-You have to get the timing right One topic that my book, How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams didn’t really touch on but perhaps should have is what to do if your timing is bad when you …


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Types of University Jobs in South Korea

This is an excerpt from my book, How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams. If you’re looking for a university job in South Korea and like what you see, consider buying the book, which is available in electronic form (downloadable to any …