Living in Korea can be a bit expensive sometimes. Plus, we’re foreigners living in a new country, and there are so many things we’d like to experience. But, all of these new experiences add up to a lot of money. If your visa permits you, you might want to consider taking on a part-time job to lessen the financial strain. Here are a few part time jobs for foreigners in Korea.
Websites for Find Part Time Jobs in Korea
First of all, let’s have a look at some of the websites and apps through which you can find part time jobs in Korea.
- Albamon: Probably the biggest and most used app to find part time jobs in Korea.
- Albachunkuk: The second biggest platform for finding part time jobs.
- Indeed: This is the Korean version of the U.K job search engine Indeed.com.
- Career Jet: Career Jet has a huge variety of job search options for Korea.
- Craigslist: Craigslist offers a number of opportunities, especially in and around Seoul.
- Learn 4 Good: As the name suggests, Learn 4 Good mainly has teaching opportunities but it could be a good source of jobs if you could try harder.
Now, let’s now have a look at what you can do in Korea as a part-time job.
Korea has gained a lot of international popularity over the last several years. The amount of tourism and international business has increased drastically. Along with all of that, comes the increased need for translators.
Even if you’re not one-hundred percent fluent in Korean, as long as you have some language sense, you can be a translator. There is a shortage of translators in Korea for every language and native speakers are in high demand.
Once you have around level 4 Korean language proficiency, you can begin working as a translator from Korean to your native language. However, to translate from your native language to Korean, you will need highly advanced Korean language skills.
English Language Teacher
After years and years of Isolation from the western world, Korea has opened its arms to the western world. Many people want to learn English so that they can learn more about different cultures.
And so, native speaker or not, if you are proficient in English, you can teach it. There are lots of English cafes where you can work without a teaching visa. At English cafes, you can lead-free speaking sessions and answer people’s questions. If you are comfortable speaking English, it can be a pretty easy-going part time job in Korea.
Working as a part-time cashier at a convenience store is never off the market, right? Out of all the part-time jobs in Korea, this one has the most flexible hours. It is a great option for people with kids or who have classes to attend themselves.
Additionally, this can be a great part-time job for language learners. Normally there aren’t very many customers in the store at once so you won’t feel too overwhelmed. However, you will still get the opportunity to practice speaking Korean.
They say, if you are good at something, never do it for free. Once you enter into your professional life, this should be your motto. Especially, when you are living in Korea. So, if you have some special skills, why not use them to make money from the comfort of your own home?
The best thing about freelancing is you choose when and how you want to work. Here are some options you can consider:
- Write articles and blogs
- Software development
- Create logos
- Create music and animations
- Edit papers
- Be a micro-influencer
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If you are well versed with the roads in Korea, this might just be the best part-time job for you. You can register with a company like Coupang or Baedalmin and start delivering.
However, this job will require you to have a driving license and some Korean language skills. Traffic rules in Korea are quite strict and are followed religiously. Plus, you will need to be able to navigate delivery apps in Korean. However, once you have those skills, this could be one of the best ways to earn money in Korea.
All in all, Korea is a great country to explore and grow. All you need to do is to work hard and put in all of your efforts. You should be rest assured, your efforts won’t go in vain.
We wish you all the best. We hope this article was helpful for you.