A few weeks ago, I was able to hire that hot girl I was talking about (maybe more cute than hot, but I’m down!). It was tough when I was just advertising on craigslist Korea on my own, but my (awesome) college student part-time employee was pretty clever and more resourceful than I. She went on some Naver and Daum cafe’s (essentially, Korean message boards) and went specifically to modeling/acting message boards to post an ad for them. And bam. In less than a week, 43 models and actresses flooded my inbox. Most had modeling/acting experience to some degree, and some were even on major network television shows. The surprising thing was I was only offering 18만원 for the entire day. Not bad at all!
This Sunday is our shoot. I have 1 day to finish all the scripts I wrote for learning Korean. That’s why Seoulistic.com only has 1 post for this week. (I also have a recorded phone call with my mom in the wings I want to post on this site). I’m taking so much time to prep for this shoot because I don’t know what I’m doing in terms of video. This is my first foray into this medium. But just like the Seoulistic.com launch, I’m just doing it and figuring it out from there. It’ll be fine I will also be acting in the videos as well. So if this were a movie, the credits would say: “Written by Keith Kim. Directed by Keith Kim. Starring Keith Kim”
That’s a ROFL on so many different levels!
I need some help working on Seoulistic.com. So I posted on the sites I mentioned in my previous post. I am not offering much as this is coming out of my own pocket, so I went with a student as my first employee.
I love Korean student employees. The younger they are the better (chill, I’m not a creep! just read on). When I was working at KoreanClass101, my first part-time employee was Minkyung. At the time she was a 20 year old college student just looking to make some spending money. It wasn’t a lot of money, but she appreciated it. And she was really sincere and hardworking.
That was in Japan. Now I’m in Korea, and minimum wage in Korea is about 4,600 won an hour. So I know any Korean student would jump at the chance to do easy research work from home for what I’m offering, 8만원 a month (about 70USD). They’ll appreciate anything that doesn’t require serving food in a McDonald’s uniform.
So I picked this 19-year old kid with no job experience at all. When she replied to my ad, she had no resume and said she had no work experience (not exactly the best way to get a job!). When I met her, she seemed lost and it seemed fairly obvious that she had never applied for a job before. But that’s the exact reason I chose her. I know she’ll do what I ask without complaints. She already seems to be hardworking and sincere. And as long as I’m fair to her, I’m sure she’ll keep doing this until she’s got something better going on.
I would like to build my entire team with these college kids. But I mean, that’s not really sustainable nor very smart. But for the time being, these kids are perfect for what I need!