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Why is it so difficult to find a teaching job for Filipinos like me?

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anelpark
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Why is it so difficult to find a teaching job for Filipinos like me?
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I hope that South Korea would open its doors to Filipino English tutors/teachers in the future. I am a Filipino citizen, an F6 visa holder who moved to SK last April, 2015. I've been trying my luck to find a teaching job in Busan but I get frustrated everytime I see the "native English speakers only" sign. I've sent a couple of resumes to different schools but got no response from any of them. I feel so hopeless.
sc
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Re: Why is it so difficult to find a teaching job for ...

Don't you know Koreans think Filipinos are a lower class when it comes to teachers? They pay them less too. It's not fair, and it's discrimmination, but welcome to Korea, the land of discrimmination. Age and sex discrimmination are common.

anelpark
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Yeah... I'm getting that kind of impression and that really makes me feel sad. I hope that would change in the future.
kwaz666
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Don't give up.

Get out there and start making friends. Go volunteer at one of the multi-cultural schools, women's shelters or orphanages. There are lots of ways to make connections that will lead to a job. If you want to know where to start, go to busan volunteer on facebook, they can lead you towards a place to volunteer.

We all get discouraged sometimes, but don't let it get you down, just let it be a lesson that you should dig in deeper and good things will come to you.

anelpark
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Thank you for the encouraging words. I will consider your advice about working as a volunteer.
sc
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Re: Why is it so difficult to find a teaching job for ...

I'm considered 'old' as a teacher here in Korea, but I just kept knocking on doors until someone believed in experience over age and looks. Just keep believing the next one will be the one.

Good luck!

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