your job will probably give you a free furnished place to live.
i work for cdi, so we have to pay for our own housing.
i just used the realtor through my job to find a place, it was easiest.
suggestion: take pictures of your place as soon as you move in, and perhaps send copies to the landlord. this poor guy pulled a runner after one month in this dump.
websites to find a place:
womens-only goshiwons that are in hip, but also accessible areas of the city. This one is just up from Exit 1 of Gangnam Station. Rooms are 2 pyeong and cost about 200,000/mnth. Usual amenities. Bed, TV, desk in the room, as well as internet access. Shared washrooms, laundry and kitchen. http://home.gosi1.net/map.htm?no=4658 The next one is in the middle of Apgujeong, just south of Galleria Dept Store. Same amenities as above. Right near McDonald's, Popeye's, Bigger Burger, King Taco, and other fattening places. 1.5 pyeong rooms, ranging from 280-350,000/mnth. (The more expensive ones usually mean that you have a window.) http://home.gosi1.net/map.htm?no=447 a look inside a goshiwan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JAxq--kn3I