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    Teaching university onsite in another country

    I currently work in Asia and hope to finish my MBA here. This will allow me to start teaching at a Korean University in the subject that I studied in English. Would this be beneficial on my resume later on? Pay starts $2.8 USD a month and there's something like 3 months of vacation including semester breaks. They hire a year at a time, so that vacation time is paid at the same rate. Not to mention they pay for a studio apartment, or add a stipend if you want to get your own place further from campus. I'll be doing this anyway, but should I list it on a resume later when looking to teach online, while still being here?
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    Wait, am I missing something? Of course you should list it. Why in the world wouldn't you list teaching experience in the future when looking for teaching positions?
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    I wasn't sure if teaching in an Asian university would be a good or bad thing. This is why I'm asking. I would rather look a fool here then on my resume when looking to get a job. Not that I want to look like an idiot anywhere mind you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by catlin0915 View Post
    I wasn't sure if teaching in an Asian university would be a good or bad thing.
    Yeah, Asia sucks. You should never tell anyone that you even went there. There's nothing good about Asia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catlin0915 View Post
    I wasn't sure if teaching in an Asian university would be a good or bad thing. This is why I'm asking. I would rather look a fool here then on my resume when looking to get a job. Not that I want to look like an idiot anywhere mind you...
    Fair enough. Yes, relevant experience is good to talk about, even if it's un-American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Yeah, Asia sucks. You should never tell anyone that you even went there. There's nothing good about Asia.
    Kizmet,
    I know it sounds silly but I know where he comes from. I used to teach at a for profit low tier University in the US online (won't tell the name as I don't want to hurt feelings) and in Canada, Universities here were not too impressed with this experience so I was advised to delete it from my resume and I did. I got a job at a University Ontario shortly and never put this experience back.

    Sometimes experience from a low tier university can hurt your resume, it is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlin0915 View Post
    I wasn't sure if teaching in an Asian university would be a good or bad thing. This is why I'm asking. I would rather look a fool here then on my resume when looking to get a job. Not that I want to look like an idiot anywhere mind you...
    I have worked for few schools that I don't include my resume. There is nothing that stops you from making few bucks at any school you chose to work for, but it is up to you to include this experience in a resume. I agree that sometimes experience at a low profile schools can hurt your chances for future employment but just don't include it in your resume when you need to find work for an employer that does not appreciate this experience.

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    Early in my career I took my caribbean work experience off my resume. It was the key to employment.

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    Earlier in my career I left my Caribbean work experience on my resume. It was the key to employment.

    (I say that not to be obnoxious, but simply to point out that circumstances vary.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    Earlier in my career I left my Caribbean work experience on my resume. It was the key to employment.

    (I say that not to be obnoxious, but simply to point out that circumstances vary.)
    That is why we have to be careful of over generalization - Situation and circumstances matter.

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    This will be my first experience teaching the University level. So, should I use this or say I have no experience at all when applying when going back to the states?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catlin0915 View Post
    This will be my first experience teaching the University level. So, should I use this or say I have no experience at all when applying when going back to the states?
    As you may see from Steve and my experience, the answer will be it depends. This is where judgement of the situation comes in. My advice is to include your experience, if that does not work then make the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phdtobe View Post
    As you may see from Steve and my experience, the answer will be it depends. This is where judgement of the situation comes in. My advice is to include your experience, if that does not work then make the change.
    Yes, that sounds reasonable.
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