Here are the details -
Roster pack - 17-18 (beta). Don't tell me that I need to update, I'm happy with this roster pack.
Career start - Unemployed
Past experience - Rec. Player
Nations - Latvia (Primary)
Start date - Early game (2nd of July)
So here's the story. Once beginning the unemployed GM career at the early start date there are a lot of teams available for application, but only 6 of them are clubs that ignore me while every other is an international team (Almost every team except USA and Canada). There's even open spots for international teams that just aren't hockey nations at all (Australia, Israel, Arab Emirates).
Well, if I decide to applicate for every single team possible there, I would always get an offer eventually even with the details shown, but it's mostly of those non-hockey nations, but I did get an offer from South Korea once (best I've got by far), which is ahead of Great Britain in World Rankings in the mentioned roster pack, but can't quite get a better offer than that. Well, at least I get my own spot in the World Reputation after getting accepted for any international team, really, would be like "the world has heard of me for the 1st time".
Problem is, I'd rather have a lot of action early if I don't get a club to lead in my 1st year, so I would rather take over a team from Europe that plays in Euro Challenge exhibitions while waiting for an opening from club teams. (And no, I don't wish to do exhibition invites) But all of the teams in that competition have just ignored me. While I COULD go with South Korea, the nearest date it would have any serious matchups going is February, which is an Olympic Pre-qualification, after which comes the World Championships. Ukraine and Poland are the bottom-most teams in World Rankings that participare in the exhibition competition. Euro Challenge begins at November, only 3 months after July (my game start date).
So to sum it up, I have a question - Is it worth it to begin my Unemployed GM career by becoming a GM of teams like South Korea, Israel or Australia and like that? It' better than nothing indeed for the 1st year as a completely-unknown-to-the-world starting-as-unemployed GM but there's still a lot of waiting before first serious matchups happen.