Last Updated on March 1, 2024 by Saira Farman
There are many job opportunities in South Korea, but first, you’ll need to learn how to make a Korean resume. Some companies require both English and Korean resumes, Ziptoss will guide you in making your Korean resume.
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Why is a Korean resume important?
English resumes are usually reviewed by any foreign employees of the company and Korean resumes will be used by Korean human resources and recruitment departments to record your qualifications in their internal systems. Your Korean resume is also what they will be passing around to company directors and managers for your interview.
The resume format in South Korea is different from an English resume. A Korean resume will only need basic facts and information about you, it also doesn’t require any references or further explanation of your credentials. It’s much simpler and it saves a lot of time and stress.
What’s in a Korean resume?
Personal information and education details
- Passport photo
- Korean name
- English name
- Date of birth
- Job title
- Mobile number
- E-mail address
- Special comment
- Education(Enrollment date, graduation date, university, major, and grade average)
These are what you should put in the first half of the first page of your Korean resume. You might wonder why there is a “Hobby” and “Special comment” section, this gives you a chance to briefly express your personality through one of your hobbies, or whatever you want to say about yourself. In the “Education” section, you’re required to list down details of your schooling(down to at least high school).
Work experience and language ability
- Career history
- From until when
- Job title
- Job role
- Reason for leaving/quitting
- Language abilities
- Conversational level
- Type of certificate
- Registration number
Computer skills, activities, and achievements
The second page is where you can write additional information about your skills and achievements. The first part would be computer skills in office software(such as MS-word, Windows, Excel, PPT, etc.). Lastly, you can put your achievements in the last part of your resume as well(if you’ve done work overseas, have any awards or scholarships, have any volunteer work experiences, or have any involvement in organizations).
*Note: If you try to look for “Korean resume” in search engines, you’ll be seeing different templates of Korean resumes online. You can either choose to download these files for free, or in some cases, you’ll need to pay an amount to get these templates.
That’s all the information you need to fill in a Korean resume, the last thing you need to do is put your signature(digital or handwritten) and submit it online or in-person to companies you want to apply to!