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Tips On Obtaining Employment In Spain - Articles Surfing
If you are considering living in Spain, you will need to find employment and finding certain jobs in Spain can be tough depending on the area you want to live and your vocation. Generally, you will find more job opportunities in larger cities, but regardless of where you will live, you must start gathering information and begin you search early.
First, you will need to decide the area in which you want to work and live. You are more likely to find a job with a decent salary if you focus on the larger cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. Visiting the regions and cities in Spain will help you in your decision of where to live.
You will need to be in Spain at some point during your job search since this is the best way to find the employment for which you are seeking. Having a local address on you resume will, more likely than not, make your search much more effective and efficient. If you have family or friends in Spain, you may want to use their address on your resume. Likewise, you should consider getting a cell phone with a local number from Spain, since potential employers will need a way to contact you and the necessity of incurring long-distance charges may detour that employer from making initial contact. List this cell phone number on your resume and include an email address as well. The easier it is for employers to contact you, the better chance you have of getting an interview and the job.
The job market for certain occupations may be very competitive in some areas. This is especially true for jobs listed on employment websites, as some jobs receiving hundreds of applications. Take some time to browse the jobs and become familiar with various requirements of employers.
There are also requirements to be fulfilled allowing you to work in Spain. What is required depends on your country of origin. For example, citizens and residents of non-European Union countries will face more requirements to work in Spain than residents of European Union countries.
A resident form a non-European Union country will need a work permit, and the type of permit needed varies by occupation and your intended length of stay. The Spanish consulate in your country should be able to help determine what the requirements are for your situation. Do not procrastinate on getting started with the paperwork, as it can take a lot of time. Having a work permit at the time of the job offer may prevent you from missing out on that opportunity since some employers will not consider a candidate without the proper permit.
Finally, you may face quite a challenge in finding a job if you do not speak the Spanish language, as this is required by many employers. The ease in which you find a job may in some cases depend on your fluency level. Likewise, knowledge of the Spanish culture may also add to your success in finding employment and is, definitely, necessary for your day-to-day living in Spain.
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