Jobseekers Spend Thrice More On Looks Than Skills

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Most Young Jobseekers Spend Money to Pad Resumes
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Most Young Jobseekers Spend Money to Pad Resumes

Job applicants head for an interview at a company in Seoul on July 14. /Yonhap

More than half of young jobseekers spend at least W200,000 a month to pad out their resumes and improve their chances in an increasingly competitive employment market (US$1=W1,122).

For many young jobseekers, who have no stable income, that is very expensive.

Job portal Saramin polled 500 jobseekers last week, and 51 percent said they spend more than W200,000 a month to boost their skills and stand out in the job market. Some spend W500,000 to W1 million and a handful more than W1 million.

Lee Si Young demonstrates her impressive driving skills
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Lee Si Young demonstrates her impressive driving skills

Actress Lee Si Young wowed fans again with her latest challenge, perfectly passing three driving exams.

On May 20, the actress posted a series of photos via Instagram proving she had passed the truck driving exams. The actress said, "I wondered what I will drive next. This is just. While attending a motorcycle academy, I kept my eyes on a bus and a 25-ton trailer truck. I managed to get licenses for all of them."

Lee Si Young added, "I used up all of my three years of luck. Passing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd rounds in the tractor trailer exam."

Check out Girl's Day Yura's excellent bowling skills + bonding with her adorable puppies!
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Check out Girl's Day Yura's excellent bowling skills + bonding with her adorable puppies!

On the May 26 broadcast of MBC's 'Insolent Housemates', Girl's Day's Yura demonstrated her excellent bowling skills by taking to the bowling alley with her housemates, Kim Min Jong and Kim Gu Ra!

SEE ALSO: Girl's Day's Yura surprises by revealing her highest bowling score

Last week, after revealing that her highest bowling score had been 243, the housemates went out to witness Yura's skills firsthand as well as playing with bets! Yura, equipped with a professional glove and all, wowed Kim Min Jong, Kim Gu Ra, and viewers at home with her perfect form, earning strikes with ease.

Dispatch reveals how much female idols spend on handbags
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Dispatch reveals how much female idols spend on handbags

Dispatch compiled a list of idols and ranked them in order of least to most expensive designer handbags.

Black Agira Boboni $80 USD (₩ 88,00)

Oryany Taylor $240 (₩270,000)

Michael Kors Shoulder Bag $270 USD (₩300,000)

Bean Pole $400 USD (₩468,000)

Black Alexander Wang Shoulder Bag $1,200 USD (₩1,300,000)

Black and red Tods handbag $2,300 USD (₩ 2,620,000)

Former Co-Ed School Member Cha Joo Hyuk To Potentially Spend Up To 4 Years In Jail
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Former Co-Ed School Member Cha Joo Hyuk To Potentially Spend Up To 4 Years In Jail

On June 2, the Seoul Central District Court held a third trial for former Co-Ed School member Cha Joo Hyuks violations of Koreas Narcotic Control Laws. The former idol was given a four year jail sentence as well as an additional fine of about 207 million won (approximately $185,000) in restitution for his crimes.

Last year, Cha Joo Hyuk was prosecuted without detention for the use of marijuana. Then, later in the year, he was caught attempting to smuggle ketamine into Canada and was refused entry at a Vancouver airport. A drug test revealed he had used marijuana, ecstasy, and ketamine recently.