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  • Nokcha
  • Super Waygook

    • 358

    • August 22, 2012, 02:37:27 pm
    • Seoul
Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« on: April 27, 2020, 09:26:19 am »
I've been in Seoul for 8 years now, and I'm planning on staying in Korea for at least another 4. I'm thinking about trying something new. (Seven year itch?) There are some places I really like in both Gyeonsando and Jeollado.

If transferring to another MOE, do I have much of a choice where I'm located? Can I request a certain area, city, school?

Thanks. Just doing some ground work first before I make any hard decisions.

:)


Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 09:36:11 am »
You need to reapply through a recruiter, but you may be able to get the needed paperwork certified copied from your current education office. I recommend Canadian Connections for Jeolla.


  • Nokcha
  • Super Waygook

    • 358

    • August 22, 2012, 02:37:27 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 09:44:43 am »
Thanks!

:)


Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 10:15:29 am »
Hi
When I transferred provinces (a number of years ago) I was told that I was already with EPIK I should go directly through EPIK - and not with a recruiter.  Is the Seoul programme the same as EPIK?  Maybe try going direct first?  Of course things may have changed since then.


  • Periwinkle
  • Veteran

    • 168

    • December 13, 2010, 06:34:34 am
    • South Korea
Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 11:38:29 am »
I've been in Seoul for 8 years now, and I'm planning on staying in Korea for at least another 4. I'm thinking about trying something new. (Seven year itch?) There are some places I really like in both Gyeonsando and Jeollado.

If transferring to another MOE, do I have much of a choice where I'm located? Can I request a certain area, city, school?

Thanks. Just doing some ground work first before I make any hard decisions.

:)


Gyeongnam allows you to choose your locations (rural and cities) and you can mention preferred grade level during interview.  It's likely you will get it but nothing is  ever guaranteed.   I believe this policy  is applicable to Jeollanamdo as well.   POEs assign NETs according to their needs  which trump personal preferences.

Your chances of getting your preferred location  might be higher in these provinces (since they mostly do their own hiring) but again, specifics are never guaranteed.

Best of luck!


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  • Nokcha
  • Super Waygook

    • 358

    • August 22, 2012, 02:37:27 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 01:14:21 pm »
Super helpful! Thanks for all the info!

I was actually a SMOE direct hire, and therefore, didn't go through a recruiter like EPIK.

It's good to know about choices as I really only want to make the move if I can get reasonably close to the areas I'd like to settle for my remaining time in Korea.

:)


Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 07:55:56 am »
Canadian Connections recruits directly for JLP, and the GOE takes applications directly, last I knew. I suggest applying this way, you get priority when not hired through EPIK.
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Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 08:48:27 am »

Gyeongnam allows you to choose your locations (rural and cities) and you can mention preferred grade level during interview.  It's likely you will get it but nothing is  ever guaranteed.   I believe this policy  is applicable to Jeollanamdo as well.   POEs assign NETs according to their needs  which trump personal preferences.

Your chances of getting your preferred location  might be higher in these provinces (since they mostly do their own hiring) but again, specifics are never guaranteed.

Best of luck!

Eh... this is not guaranteed so keep that in mine. I got my 5th choice and in my interview, I was adamant that I didn't want to teach middle or high school but got middle school anyway. It was hell, ngl. Now, I'm heading north to a hagwon where you can actually choose your grade level and location.  :rolleyes:


  • Periwinkle
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    • 168

    • December 13, 2010, 06:34:34 am
    • South Korea
Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 09:48:45 am »
How many times did I say "this is not guaranteed".  Folks love to be negative. :rolleyes:
« Last Edit: April 28, 2020, 09:51:30 am by Periwinkle »


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 5262

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 09:55:32 am »
It was hell, ngl.

Middle school was hell? What happened there?


Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2020, 09:58:06 am »
How many times did I say "this is not guaranteed".  Folks love to be negative. :rolleyes:
'Ey, pop a Midol and calm the **** down. Christ.


Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2020, 10:00:19 am »
Middle school was hell? What happened there?
It's middle school and none of the CTs gave a crap. What can I say?


  • Periwinkle
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    • 168

    • December 13, 2010, 06:34:34 am
    • South Korea
Re: Transferring from Seoul To Gyeongsando or Jeollado
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2020, 10:23:32 am »
'Ey, pop a Midol and calm the **** down. Christ.
'Ey, pop a Midol and calm the **** down. Christ.

Sure, I will.  After you take a viagra, relieve some stress and stop cyberbullying. Get a life. Out of respect for OP, I won't waste any more of my time on you.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2020, 10:56:34 am by Periwinkle »