When you search google for jobs in South Korea you’ll be greeted by a wide range of results offering teaching jobs, and almost all in ESL. However for many teaching isn’t an option, so where can you find a Non Teaching Job in South Korea? Well of course most people in South Korea aren’t English Teachers, even most foreigners aren’t.

However there are a few stumbling blocks; firstly 99% of jobs in South Korea require you too speak native (or least a high level of) Korean. Secondly they require you to be Korean or hold a visa allowing you to work in Korea freely (F5, F6, F4 etc). Finally most of the time you need skills or experience in the role you’ll be taking on. There are some exceptions, some people who maybe get a little lucky, but you’ll need most of the requires listed above (sorry).

A lot of jobs come directly from a company, so applying directly to big employers such as Samsung, LG, Doosan, Naver, Hyundai and others is always a good first step.

Couple of things to note; minimum wage in Korea is currently around 9,000원 per hour. Most jobs don’t offer housing, flights etc but should offer health insurance and holiday time etc has long as they are full time. Finally many people also work Monday to Saturday.

 

Links for Finding a Non Teaching Job in South Korea

Here are a few useful websites for finding jobs in South Korea both in English and then Korean.

In English;

Non-Teaching Job Seekers Korea Facebook Group

Craigslist Korea

Seoul Global Center

Glassdoor

Work Korea

In Korean;

Albamon

Job Korea

Career Jet

Saramin

Alba

Incruit

Worknet

Job Planet

If you know of any others let me know and I’ll add them here 🙂

 

Finally

Honestly this post is a little bit of a work in progress, things change quickly in the employment world and therefore this post might need to as well.

As always if you have any questions let me know. Either below by Email or via Twitter or Facebook.

Tim
Modern Seoul
tim@modernseoul.org

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