Thank you Steven! So far it is many, many dead ends. The next step i'm gonna take is follow up every application by (a) phone call('s), an advice I already got from here. I will certainly let everybody know what worked for me in the end.
1979 - 2011 (frequent visits, 3-6 times / year)
Business Consultant (Principal)
Drage, Lower Saxony, Germany
Hi, my name is G..-Rudi Maicher, and prior to founding zebra.consult I worked in German and American companies primarily as Director of International Sales. I was also Senior Product Manager of a market leading German industrial group (THYSSEN) and served as non-executive Director on board in Asian public corporations. In the course of personally facilitating hundreds of millions of dollars worth of international sales for my principals, I logged several million miles of travel on everything from Boeing 747s to Chinese Junks, camels and, yes ... even yaks. My first visit to Korea dates back to 1979 and I was instrumental in creating and implementing industrial projects. Today, I specialize in joint venture consulting and provide Know-how and professional skills that are critical to international marketing success to a variety of industries with the focus on ASEAN, China and East Asia including Korea.
G.-Rudi - Thanks for introducing yourself. That's a remarkable background you've got in international business, including Korea. I hope you'll be generous in sharing of your Korean and business expertise with our community here on KBC! Steven
Nicolae - Welcome to the community; I'm really glad to hear that Korea was such a good experience for you. I hope you find an opportunity that lets you come back to Korea soon!
Be sure to carefully review the resources on our Get a Job in Korea page, and if you come across other information that should be added, please let me know.
Nicolae ... I just went to Romania last summer and it was amazing. Welcome back to Korea and I hope sometime we can compare notes on the two countries.
1. 3 weeks
2. Manager, International Business and Finance
3. Well, this is a tough one! Grew up in Argentina, then moved to Montreal and then Toronto, so I guess I'd say Toronto (where I spent most of the time).
I'm very exited to be part of KBC and I wish I'll get to know each and every one of you soon.
I'm originally from Argentina and I moved to Canada to go to school. Then, lived between Canada, Argentina and other Latin American countries and now, Korea.
My company does business development and advises Asian firms on investments in Latin America and Canada.
Hope to get in touch with you soon!
Cesar - You've got a great niche advising Asian firms on Latin America. I'd encourage you to continue that. Are in Korea at the moment or still working from Canada? Have you checked out any of the MBA courses in Seoul? One of those would be a great way to learn and network while building your qualifications.
Cesar, bienvenido a Corea! I hope your first month here has passed well. That's an interesting line of work you're entering here and similar to where I plan to be 1-2 years. I may have a couple questions for you at some point:)
Good luck getting settled in here and enjoy exploring KBC!
Anyeong Haseyo! My name is Jill Cabansag, an MBA student in Management in AIIAS, Philippines. I originally come from the United States, in Rockville Maryland. I am graduating this coming March 2012, and the last bit of graduate school is extremely challenging, yet very rewarding at the end of the day. I am very happy to learn about this community! It has been a very exciting ride for me living in the Philippines the past two years and as I am gearing up for the next step, I can see that Korea is definitely a place worth looking into, as its growth, emergence and presence into the global markets and industries is just astounding.
I hope to meet more and connect with the members of this community and my goal is to be able to expose myself as much as possible to opportunities such as this and see how I can add value to an organization - and the industry, as a business professional. Thank you for your time and looking forward to connecting with everyone! Gamsahabnida!
Jill - Welcome! Thanks for joining and for your very kind comments about KBC (including those you put in your blog post!) You've got ambitious plans and I hope you are able to achieve them. I look forward to your sharings in the community discussions... be sure to check out our latest interviews, too!
I'm addicted to this site, it has given me so many answers and clarity about moving to Korea. I am grateful to this community for all the help I'm getting. Nomu gamsahabnida! :)
1. will starting this year
2. exchange student
3. Depok, Indonesia
4. not have yet
5. hi..my name is ummu sakiinah. and i will be and exchange student in KAIST on spring semester this year. i'm majoring industrial design and i would like to train my skill through internship in south korea. :)
i want to sharpen my skill through internship, training, or working in industrial design field..and in the future i want to open my own business in industrial design..
wish me luck!