I was thinking of going to Hong Kong maybe in may and stay there for a few months. I was wondering how it is with jobs there nowadays.
Is it really worth it to look for a job there for example in a restaurant? Do you need a work permit? How much can you expect to make. I am a 25 year old female EU citizen and I currently live in New York. Thanks in advance for any advice about Hong Kong.
you definitely need a work permit.
Teaching english use to be well paid (some $40/h) and in demand - but you need some formal qualifications and be preferably native english speaker.
i agree that your best bet may be to find a place to teach english. try looking up small tutoring services which will guarantee you some clients and a steady teaching schedule.
working in a restaurant may not be feasible or nearly as productive. usually they require you to be bilingual with a certain level of fluency in chinese.
be sure to get your work permit.
Increasingly more jobs, must have a visa, teaching probably the easiest to get but need some good qualifications/experience to make better money -- standards/requirements are much higher than rest of Asia.
Thank you guys, this forum is really great. Today is the first time I ever looked it up and I posted a question and so many replies right away. I am not a native english speaker. I am a native german and slovak speaker:-) But I have lived in nyc for 4,5 years.
I guess they would not want to learn german:-)