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What If Your Job Interviewer Tested Your Chopsticks Skills?

What If Your Job Interviewer Tested Your Chopsticks Skills?

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Prospective job seekers hoping to land a job with Sempio, a local food manufacturer, will now have to practice their chopsticks skills.  The company announced Monday that it will implement job test that evaluates applicants’ chopsticks skills starting in December.  Interviewers will observe the use of chopsticks with the [...]

Applicants Disadvantaged by Undisclosed Job Qualifications: Survey

Applicants Disadvantaged by Undisclosed Job Qualifications: Survey

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Job applications can be stressful, especially in Korea where resume screening is often followed by an in-house personality and aptitude test, and one, two, or sometimes even three interviews. Those that keep failing the rigorous process of job hiring, however, can be left wondering whether there might be certain [...]

Invasive Job Recruiting Procedures Still Prevail at Korean Companies

Invasive Job Recruiting Procedures Still Prevail at Korean Companies

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite perpetual criticism of the perfection-seeking recruitment process at Korean companies, a recent study has revealed that prying job application requirements and academic background-driven employment systems are still prevalent among the majority of domestic firms.  The study was carried out by the Ministry of Employment & Labor and Korea [...]

Physical Appearance Still Influences Recruiting Decisions in Korea

Physical Appearance Still Influences Recruiting Decisions in Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The recruitment process at Korea’s top conglomerates, and even at smaller companies, is a grueling experience. There is a first interview, followed by a second, and sometimes, a third. But before the interviews comes an in-house personality and aptitude test that is the worst of SAT and GRE Math; [...]

Young Workers Still Trapped in Unskilled Labor or Temporary Contract Positions

Young Workers Still Trapped in Unskilled Labor or Temporary Contract Positions

SEJONG, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) – More young Koreans ended up working unskilled labor and temporary contract jobs last year. Employment figures show that many young people of working age even accepted employment opportunities that were far below their qualifications and capabilities. According to a recently published report entitled “Recent Employment Trend of Younger Generation and [...]