Spain is one of the charming places. It pulls you with its delicious and ubiquitous wine. It’s easy to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, finding a job and relocating here. If someone who’s lived in Spain for two years and done a variety of jobs. Those can be party promoter, sales manager, juice maker, and boutique salesperson. And if you are an expat who is looking for jobs in Spain. It may seem that there are only suitable jobs. And if you’re limited to jobs in Spain for English-s peakers. There are many jobs in Spain with specialist skills.
The Spanish job market-
The country’s unemployment rate is the highest. It has one in five people without work. It is also the European Union’s (EU) fastest recovering economies. Unemployment is decreasing in the country. As it is recovering from the economic downturn. Some sectors have even reported increased recruitment in the past years. There are more opportunities than before the crisis. In the sectors of personal care, construction, and chefs.
Unemployment, yet, continues to be an issue. Graduates report difficulties in finding permanent work. The youth unemployment rate is around 35% in March 2018. Many country’s educated workforces have looked abroad for better opportunities. But, the highest levels of unemployment have been among unskilled workers.
1. Do you need a permit?
If you hold a passport of European Union countries. Working in Spain is completely legal. And it doesn’t need a special permit. Many citizens move to Spain. Some come here for vacation and fall in love. So they never end up going home. If you live here for longer than 90 days. You get a national identity card (NIE).
If you are from a non-EU country. You need to do a little more paperwork. And it’s also a good idea to secure a job before moving. Citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, and these countries can visit on visitor status. But other countries need an entry visa. If you are from Australia. And are between 18 and 30 years old. You can apply for a working holiday visa.
2. Six ways to find a job.
- Walk with your CV in hand. If you’re from North America. This can seem like a strange way to look for a job. But if you rely on e-mail. You’ll be waiting at home forever. What many people do is print out a stack of CVs. And will walk around.
- Do seasonal and odd jobs. Popular seasonal jobs are where English speakers are in demand. A popular seasonal job is a party promoter.
- Start a freelance teaching/tutoring. If you’re a native speaker of English, French, and German. You can teach a skill.
- Go to a staffing agency. Meet with a recruiter who will suggest a job based on your experience.
- Do a short-term volunteer. You can do volunteer projects on a “visitor” status.
- Search on Facebook. We tend to think of Facebook as a place to waste time. It’s actually very helpful for a job search in Spain.