I worked at English Program in Korea full-time (More than a year)
EPIK is very helpful making sure that you have all of your documents in order and gives you timelines for when to complete certain items. They also provide some introductory training once you arrive to Korea that may be helpful. Once you get to Korea it is good to have on your resume if you want to move to teaching in hagwons or other countries.
Once you are placed in your respective cities and provinces they take a virtually complete “hands off” approach and you may be left and the whim of your school’s principal or administration. Issues between you and the school may result in you suffering because they will often defer to the decision of the school.
I applied online. I interviewed at English Program in Korea (Providence, RI) in March 2017.
I applied on the first day their applications opened and heard back a few weeks later seeking to schedule an interview. Keep in mind when you input your availability, the time slots are in KOREAN time, so make the adjustments before you submit. I prepared my answers for common questions in advance, bought a webcam with reliable sound, and wore a blazer. Th interviewer spoke to me briefly on the webcam and then asked to turn off the cameras because his eyes were hurting? I got the feeling I was the 100th person he had talked to that day. It's kind of hard to make yourself stand out with that kind of response, but I remained professional, answered all the questions with references back to my experience. It was short, to-the-point, and I got the job. I get the feeling the positions are offered on more of a first-come-first serve basis, instead of based on credentials.
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