How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea [2021]

How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea

How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea [2021]


This step-by-step guide shows you how to negotiate salary and business terms in Korea.

It includes:

  • Getting a higher salary
  • Asking for a raise
  • Maximizing business meetings
  • What to avoid
  • And more!

I’ve been running a business in Korea since 2013. Here’s what I learned.

Let’s dive right it in!

How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea

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How to Pass your Korean Job Interview [2021]

How to Pass your Korean Job Interview

How to Pass your Korean Job Interview [2021]


This step-by-step guide shows you how to ace your job interview at a Korean company.

It includes:

  • Essential tips for video and in-person interviews
  • How to make a good impression
  • What to avoid
  • And more!

I worked as an overseas recruiter in South Korea for five years. Here’s what I learned.

Let’s dive right it in!

How to Pass your Korean Job Interview

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15 Reasons Why You Should Live in Korea (and 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t)

15 Reasons Why You Should Live in Korea

15 Reasons Why You Should Live in Korea (and 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t)


This guide will show why you should or shouldn’t move to South Korea.

It covers:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Things to do
  • Health and Safety
  • and More!

I lived in South Korea for ten years and even started a business there. Here’s what I’ve learned from the experience.

Let’s dive right in!

15 Reasons Why You Should Live in Korea

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Everything you Need to Know about Korean Banking [2021]

Everything you Need to Know about Korean Banking

Everything you Need to Know about Korean Banking [2021]


This post will walk you through the Korean bank account application process step-by-step.

It covers:

  • What the new requirements are
  • Where to apply
  • Which tax forms to file
  • How to set up Corporate Banking
  • and more!

I’ve had Korean bank accounts since 2006 for both personal and business use.

Let’s dive right in!

Everything you Need to Know about Korean Banking

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3 Hassle-free Ways to Get a Korean Credit Card as an Expat [2021]

3 Hassle-free Ways to Get a Korean Credit Card

3 Hassle-free Ways to Get a Korean Credit Card as an Expat [2021]


This post will walk you through the Korean credit card application process step-by-step.

It covers:

  • What you need
  • Where to apply
  • Which card to get
  • and more!

I’ve applied for many a Korean credit card over the past 10 years (and even been successful a few times).

Let’s dive right in!

3 Hassle-free Ways to Get a Korean Credit Card

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How to Quit your Job Right in South Korea [2021]

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How to Quit your Job Right in South Korea [2021]


This step-by-step guide shows you how to quit your job in South Korea as an expat.

You’ll learn how to resign legally as well as:

  • How much notice to give
  • What’s expected of you
  • Where to get help if you need it
  • How to avoid getting penalized
  • And more!

Let’s dive right it in!

Quitting your Job Right in South Korea

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How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat [2021]

How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat [2021]


This step-by-step guide shows you how to get severance pay (퇴직금) in South Korea as an expat.

You’ll learn how to speed up the process as well as:

  • What to do if your employer doesn’t want to pay
  • Where to file a claim
  • What information you need to present

Let’s dive right it in!

How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat

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Korean Online Shopping Sites You Must Try [2021]

Korean Online Shopping Sites You Must Try [2021]


This post will show you the most useful websites for your Korean online shopping fix.

I recently moved back to South Korea after five years of slow travel and had to furnish an entire house, buy groceries and become a functioning member of society again.

I’ve categorized the websites by:

  • Groceries
  • Discount Retailers
  • Classifieds
  • Pharmacy and Cosmetics
  • And more!

Let’s dive right in!

Korean Online Shopping Sites You Must Try [2021]

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How to Start a Business in South Korea [2021]

How to Start a Business in South Korea [2021]

How to Start a Business in South Korea [2021]


This step-by-step guide covers everything you need to know about starting a business in South Korea as an expat.

You’ll learn how to increase your chances of success as well as:

  • Which Visa you need
  • What industries to target
  • How to get clients
  • How to be successful

I gained this info while starting a company I’ve been running since 2013.

Let’s dive right in!

How to Start a Business in South Korea [2021]

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Here Are the Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia

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Here Are the Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia


Today I want to about how different animals sound in Korean vs English.

I love comparing onomatopoeia (의성어) because they’re so funny in other languages.

This post also covers objects and people sounds that don’t exist in English.

Let’s check them out!

Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia

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The Ultimate Guide to Doing Business in South Korea [2021]

modern Korean business etiquette

The Ultimate Guide to Doing Business in South Korea [2021]


This post covers everything you need to know about Korean Business Etiquette.

It shows you how to have a successful business meeting and:

  • What to wear
  • What to say
  • What to bring
  • How to act
  • and more!

I used these techniques while working at a Korean company for 5 years, and to start a company I’ve been running since 2013.

These simple tips will help you avoid major mistakes when doing business in Korea.

Let’s dive right in!

modern Korean business etiquette

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Korean Job Titles Explained by a Local

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Korean Job Titles Explained by a Local


This post covers the most common Korean job titles and their duties.

It will show you how to find out:

  • who is important
  • how to address them
  • where they rank in the chain of command

We also explain how long it takes to get promoted to each role.

Let’s get to it!

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Understanding Korean job titles can make or break your first impression

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Translation, Localization and Transcreation in Plain English

Translation, Localization and Transcreation in Plain English


Not sure what the differences are between Translation, Localization and Transcreation?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

I’ve been working in translation for 10 years and I still get them confused. So, I made a handy guide to help you figure out which one you need.

Translation, Localization and Transcreation in Plain English

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Translation Terms

Translation Terms


The translation industry has been around for a while. At least since 2nd millenium BC when the Sumerian poem, Gilgamesh, was converted into other languages.

There’s so much industry jargon now, it’s hard to keep up with it.

Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here are the most common translation terms in plain English.

Translation Terms

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32 Ways to Sound like a Korean in 2021 (Feat. Kakao Emoticons)

32 Ways to Sound like a Korean in 2021 (Feat. Kakao Emoticons)


Want to know the latest Korean expressions?

The Korean language evolves at a lightning pace. Staying current can make life a lot more fun as an expat or a Korean language learner.

Here are the most frequently used expressions in Korean.

I used Kakao emoticons to better illustrate the emotions behind these expressions.

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