I wanna tell you a quick story. When I decided to teach English in Korea few years ago, I was super excited. A new country, new food, new sights to see, and new people to meet. I thought it would be rainbows and butterflies. I was wrong.
Turns out I had major culture shock at work. I didn’t know how to act. I offended the Korean staff, and they offended me. It was pretty much a nightmare, and I almost went home. I never thought I’d ever get culture shock because I had never experienced it before. In hindsight, I should have read more about the work culture and should have done more research when choosing a recruiting agency. Good recruiting agencies help you prepare for what lies ahead.READ MORE
Victoria Mita, the director of FundMyTravel.com, is representing today, and she’s talking to me all the way from Go Abroad’s office in the Philippines! She is an advocate for learning abroad is passionate about international business. Her career path is super unconventional and also very inspiring. We discuss how her time studying in Australia and an international business class impacted her greatly.READ MORE
Did you know that Go Abroad has a really nice, huge office in the Philippines that employs over 70 people?! I had no clue until I talked to my guest Jonathan Miers, who is the Go Abroad Operations Manager and works in the Philippines.
Jonathan talks about his job responsibilities in the Philippines office, his work with the NGO Volunteer for the Visayans, how he has acquired a number of on-the-job skills, how travel has influenced his life personally and professionally, why learning about online marketing and Google rankings is important, advice for people who want to work in Asia, and so much more!