I am currently researching what it takes to work abroad (Korea to be more specific) and to see if that could become a possibility for me.
I'm a 27 year old, male, single, German-American dual citizen. I can speak and write, both German and English fluently. I have a German and US Passport. After finishing High School in Germany I was hired by a german company as a Software Developer. Because of my English speaking proficiency my duties also included teaching English to my fellow co-workers and clients, as well as translating and writing white papers, reports and manuals in English. After my employment contract had expired I decided to relocate to Florida. Currently I'm a Program Manager for a small business in Florida that installs and assembles training facilities for the military all around the globe and my responsibilities include nearly any aspect of our business processes. I have been to Korea before, as well as many other different countries so I do have an idea what to expect; to a certain degree at least. I am highly interested to teach English in Korea; and if there is a need for German, I can do that as well!
I have read different things from various source on the web. Some say that you won't be able to find a decent position without any academic experience to where other sources speak of no requirements at all.
Is it too big of a disadvantage not having a degree? I have read about the TESOL Certification and I am wondering if that would help my resume at all?
What do you guys think my chances are of getting a job there? I'm trying to be realistic and don't wanna jump into things before finding out everything I need.
Thanks for any help and advice.