If you are one of many 룸알바 wondering how to land a job in Korea as a foreigner, this guide walks you through the steps you will need to take in order to find that ideal gig in the land of the morning calm. As with any international job search, one of the best ways to land a job in South Korea as a foreigner is to be in the country already. One of the biggest opportunities for foreigners looking to live and work in South Korea is teaching English.
In addition to networking with Korean domestics, it is a great idea to also network with other expats, since they will be more knowledgeable about what it is like working in South Korea as a foreigner. South Korea has a certain CV style that expats need to stick to when applying for jobs in the peninsular nation. It is possible to find jobs that are language-neutral that do not require knowledge of Korean, but employers will be more favourable towards applicants who are fluent in Korean (and/or are interested in learning) since this will help them more fully integrate with coworkers and work culture.
Although there has been less focus on part-time jobs than on other types of irregular work, such as fixed-term employment and/or temporary work, part-time job positions have been increasing on the Korean womens labor market in recent years. In short, Figure 12.5 tells us that large numbers of Korean women employed temporarily, either under a permanent job arrangement or part-time, left their former jobs (p.304) following marriage or childbirth. The rates of continuing employment at around childbirth declined far faster for temporary workers on both a part-time and full-time basis compared to full-time workers. However, due to strong effects of the labor markets flexibility policies, the majority of the temporary jobs were created under temporary contracts.
Before examining the working conditions, we are going to take a look at the previous work histories, acceptance rates for the Work-Life Balance policies, and the socioeconomic conditions, all of which will help us to determine the type of Korean women part-time workers are. Hereafter, we compare the employment conditions of part-time workers to those of full-time workers who have younger children younger than age nine, in order to test if part-timers are more marginalized compared with full-time workers in Korean womens labor markets.