There are tons of part-time jobs for foreigners if you know where to look. Whether you’re a student, a parent, or just someone looking for some side-cash, there is something out there for you.
Here in South Korea, we refer to the first on our list of foreigner friendly part-time jobs as honey work. The job is so appealing, it’s sweet like honey and everyone wants to do it. The pay is set at minimum wage, but hours are flexible and the work is relatively easy. It is difficult to find positions in densely populated areas. However, finding a job in quieter areas is simple and the work offers even more free time. You can read books, catch up on homework, or play mobile games when there are no customers.
We are foreigners, so we may as well take advantage of our natural talents. Teaching your first language as a part-time job is one the simplest way to supplement your income. There are various sites where you can find part-time jobs and tutoring opportunities, but in my experience, ESL Job Map is the most user-friendly and time-saving. You can use the map to search employment near your home or school, then use the filters to identify part-time versus full-time opportunities.
Some additional options for side income present themselves in the entertainment industry. Various opportunities for acting, modeling, and voice acting work can be found on Craigslist’s employment section or through contacting different agencies. However, they can be picky, make sure to put together a portfolio before applying. If you land a gig, they usually pay well for relatively short hours. Plus, working as an extra in movies and Television shows can be a really fun and unique experience. If you do well, who knows! You may even launch your acting career.
Korea has the highest per capita coffee consumption. A lot of baristas are needed to fuel the addiction. With so many cafes, there is a high level of competitiveness when it comes to making the perfect americano. The training periods are usually extensive, and you’ll have to memorize extensive menus. . Despite this, it remains one of the most common part-time jobs, and having a foreign barista helps give cafes an edge over the competition.
Another typical part-time job for foreigners is working in a restaurant. The work is separated into two categories: kitchen and serving staff. There are lots of opportunities to work at restaurants, even if your Korean language skills are limited. You can work in an area with lots of foreigners, like Hongdae and Itaewon, or at a place selling your home country’s cuisine. You can find positions on Craigslist, Facebook groups, and even Albamon.
An au pair is a foreign-An au pair is a foreign-born domestic helper. They typically assist their host families with childcare as well as some housekeeping. In exchange, Au Pairs earn a monetary allowance and are provided with free housing. There are lots of families that are looking to expose their children to foreign languages at a young age. If you are looking to reduce your monthly costs and don’t mind living with others, this may be a good option.
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