Finding Jobs in Seoul with Job Recruiting Platform WANTED


Korean startup WANTED is a job recruiting platform that matches job-seekers with their ideal position. Founded in 2015, the company has acquired over 1,700 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 for those without. Named as one of the Top 10 Korean Startups in 2018, the business has received $9.4 Billion investment last year.

Referral and Rewards

By joining WANTED users can search for new job opportunities, create outstanding resumes and apply for positions through the platform. In order to maximize their chances, job-seekers can request for referrals from friends or colleagues via Facebook. Writing referrals do not only benefit the applicant, but also the person writing as the platform offers rewards for both sides upon successful employment. WANTED also lets users recommend friends or colleagues for open positions by connecting to social media platforms like Facebook or Kakao. For employers, referrals give the opportunity to find undiscovered talents they wouldn’t have noticed before.

WANTED’s mission 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 their personal information.  One of the company’s latest event was the “Recruiting Carnival” at WeWork (Samseong Station) with 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 WeWorkFor all those Seoul job-seekers out there, stay tuned to WANTED’s facebook page for upcoming recruiting events! The company is looking forward to expanding to other Asian countries like HongKong, Taiwan, and Singapore as well.