Finding Jobs in Seoul with WANTED

Finding a job in Seoul is not easy for foreigners, especially if they can’t speak Korean. We recommend before using WANTED to find the right job in Seoul, it is highly advised you improve your Korean language ability. Things have become easier for foreigners looking for a job in Korea than in the past. The chances increase if you are already living in Korea. WANTED offers offline job fairs for international residents.  Remember to bring printed copies of your CV and a cover letter written in both English and Korean.

Wanted Korean Job Platform


Korean startup WANTED is a job recruiting platform that matches job-seekers with their ideal position. Founded in 2015, the company has partnered with over 1,800 companies in Korea and Japan. Due to its referral feature, it differs from other recruiting apps and has an increased employment rate. The company states that the chances of getting recruited are 8 times higher for applicants with referrals than those without. Named as one of the Top 10 Korean Startups in 2018, the business has received over $10 million in investment. The investment came from the Industrial Bank of Korea, Korea Investment, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Atinum Investment, and CompanyKPartners.

Referral and Rewards

By joining WANTED, users can search for new job opportunities, create outstanding resumes, and apply for positions through the platform. To maximize their chances, job-seekers can request referrals from friends or colleagues via Facebook. Writing referrals benefit the applicant, and the person writing as the platform offers rewards for both sides upon successful employment. Therefore users on WANTED can refer a potential candidate for a job. If that candidate gets hired, they will get a reward. WANTED lets users recommend friends or colleagues for open positions by connecting to social media platforms like Facebook or Kakao. For employers, referrals allow finding undiscovered talents they wouldn’t have noticed before.

“Leveraging both human relationships and machine learning technology, we aspire to become a social career platform that continues to explore ways to improve the lives and happiness of workers globally,” said CEO of WANTED, Bokkee Lee.

WANTED’s mission is to support job-seekers

WANTED serves not only as a recruiting platform but offers mentoring sessions, guidance for application, and recruiting events as well. The site also provides a neat and universal resume template where users can add personal information. In addition, WANTED has analyzed the hiring data of companies and job seekers with more than 70% accuracy. This has helped many companies better source talent.

WANTED’s Recruiting Carnival

One of the company’s latest events was the “Recruiting Carnival” at WeWork (Samseong Station). The event had representatives from LINE Plus, EA, Unity, L’Oreal, and many more participating. Employees from those companies could share their work experiences and advice with job-seekers in a casual setting.

Recruiting Carnival WeWork

For all those Seoul job-seekers out there, stay tuned to WANTED’s Facebook page for upcoming recruiting events in the future! The company is looking forward to expanding to other Asian countries. Some of these countries include Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.

Resume Search Service – MatchUp

WANTED has its resume search service. The platform has seven years’ worth of collected data. They match nearly 2 million users with over 7,000 companies across Korea, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.