I have been living in Daejeon for more than six months, and I have been working at a private school the entire time. At first I was a little bit apprehensive to work in a private school over a public school because I had read some horror stories online, but I must say that my time so far has been absolutely enjoyable.
Job Hunting in South Korea
The first thing I would recommend any prospective TESOL teacher do when considering a job in a private school in South Korea is to connect with a recruiter. Recruiters will help you sift through the countless opportunities that are out there. I connected with Madeline Moon at Teacher Tech through the TESOL certification program I graduated from. Madeline arranged numerous interviews at schools throughout Korea for me, even though I was rather picky with my teaching needs. She coached me up on how to approach the interviews, and when the contract offers came in she helped explain the details of each one. She helped me weight the pros and cons of each city and region I applied to, and the fact that Madeline is Korean made me more confident that she really knew what she was talking about.