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1. Posted by mmonkey (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

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.

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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.

3. Posted by timothyloo (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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.

4. Posted by Globerovers (Full Member 59 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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.

5. Posted by mmonkey (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

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:-)

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