links i find vital

where it all started for me! (btw it starts off with like a min of music)
a seoul radio station interview about bssk
a bunch of interviews with black expats in soko
find family on facebook: Brothas&Sistas of South Korea

Saturday, January 01, 2000

my job application experience

Sent: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 5:20:04 PM
Subject: Re: Your blog was recommended to me ......

ah, sorry, you asked about my job application experience!

ok, i posted my resume on, and on Many recruiters emailed me with offers. eventually i agreed to a phone interview with a school and was offered a job. it all happened rather quickly. the esl market is huge in korea, i really think i couldve gotten a job that same week i posted my resume, if i wanted.

when the recruiter first contacted me, she called and asked if i'd like to interview with cdi. i told her yes, but before she sets it up, reminded her that i am black-american. she said she knew, b/c she had my photo. she did apologize (she sounded embarrassed, actually, i guess about my knowing/understanding korea's xenophobia and cultural illiteracy).

when i had the interview with the school, we talked and things went great but at the end of the conversation i did tell him, "Mr. X, before we end this interview, I'd like to remind you that I'm black-american." i told him that i was aware of the discrimination in korea, and am not mad about it actually (b/c it's ignorance and not hate), but that i want the school i work for to be aware of who i am. he said he understood, and thanked me, but let me know that their school hires based on potential, experience, etc, and not color.

these are some of my posts that are related to my job hunt:

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