【must see】 Three characteristics of part-time jobs in Taiwan: Can you use your phone while working?


Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife and I’ve studied abroad in Kaohsiung!

If you’re going to study abroad or go on a work holiday in Taiwan, you’re probably worried about getting a part-time job, aren’t you?

I myself had some concerns about part-time jobs, so I’d like to share with you what I learned from my experience!

The following is a summary of the questions that many people have about part-time jobs in Taiwan.

If you are interested in working in Taiwan in the future, this is a must-see!

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Contents of this article
  • The atmosphere of part-time work in Taiwan
  • Three characteristics of part-time jobs in Taiwan

I experienced a working holiday in Kaohsiung for one year from February 2020. Currently, I am writing a blog based on that experience.

By reading this post, you’ll get to know about part-time jobs in Taiwan!


The atmosphere of part-time work in Taiwan

Taiwan part time job

In conclusion, part-time jobs in Taiwan do not have the same strict atmosphere as in Japan.

because many part-time workers in restaurants are free to look at their smartphones even while working.

In Japan, this would be an offensive behavior, but in Taiwan, people don’t seem to mind.

I think there are differences in climate and people, but don’t worry, it tends to be more relaxed than in Japan.

Of course, there are situations where manners are required when necessary, such as in hotels, etc., so go with your job to find out.

I had a part-time job in Kaohsiung as a waiter at a mango shaved ice store.

The customers were kind and I was able to work in a very blessed environment.

I was a little surprised to see customers coming to the restaurant even on a chilly winter day in Kaohsiung.

Looking back now, I am proud of the experience of working part-time at a popular restaurant.

Three characteristics of part-time jobs in Taiwan

Taiwan part time job

1 Resume is simple

For part-time jobs in Taiwan, you need to write your resume on a small B5 size paper.

All you need to write is your name, age, address, phone number, etc. It is very simple.

I felt that the interview was the most important part of the part-time job, and that the resume was not really looked at.

In fact, when I had an interview, I didn’t use my resume much.

2 Average hourly wage is low

The average hourly wage for part-time jobs in Taiwan is said to be between 130 and 180 Taiwan dollars.

Of these, Taipei has the highest hourly wages, while other places tend to have lower hourly wages.

In Kaohsiung, where I lived, the average hourly wage was about NT$160.

Hourly wages at restaurants in shopping malls are higher than in other places.

While the hourly wages are low, the cost of living is low in Taiwan, and if you manage to make ends meet, you will have the advantage of living well.

Next, let’s take a look at some of the higher paying part-time jobs.

3 High hourly wages for foreign language instructors

In Taiwan, there is a high demand for English and Japanese instructors.

Therefore, if you have a certain level of proficiency, you can work part-time as a teacher.

There is a wide range of jobs available, from those that require experience to those that allow people with no experience to work.

If you can market yourself, there are also ways to teach privately.

There are Facebook groups in Taiwan that have communities of people who want to teach foreign languages.

Some people join such groups to market themselves and get part-time jobs.

However, there is a lot of competition, so you will need some experience.


Taiwan part time job
  • Part-time jobs in Taiwan are free.
  • Hourly wages are low.
  • Hourly wages for foreign language instructors are high.

I have introduced the atmosphere of part-time work in Taiwan!

I will continue to provide information about Taiwan in the future, so please stay tuned.

Thank you for reading to the end!