Would you like to work in sunny Spain? Here are a few job sites in English and Spanish where you can search for new opportunities in all sectors.
Due to the economic recession it is not easy to find a job in Spain; however, with over 12 800 foreign-owned companies established in the country that employ over 1.3 million people (6.6% of the total work force), there are still job offers for expats in corporate offices of Madrid and Barcelona or tourist areas like Costa del Sol, Balearic and Canary Islands. This is why I particularly recommend expat job sites, where you can also visit forums about life and work in Spain.
In some of multinational companies it is not required to speak Spanish. Moreover, English speakers can work at British-owned tourist-agencies, real estate and teaching English at numerous language schools.
Job sites in English
http://www.thelocal.es/jobs/ – Spain’s news site in English
www.thinkspain.com – Spain’s news site in English
www.learn4good.com – jobs in Spain for English speakers
http://www.reed.co.uk/jobs/spain – on this British site you can find many jobs for English speakers in Spain, some of them include relocation benefits.
Job sites in Spanish:
www.infojobs,net – the biggest job site in Spain.
Free classifieds sites in Spanish
If you are fluent in Spanish, you already live in the country and you are searching for a summer job or a part-time job, check these sites. The ads are published by individuals, not companies, so you won’t have to undergo the whole recruitment process. Many small business owners actually prefer to speak with you on the phone and ask you to come for a quick interview and bring your CV with you. English speakers are often required in the summer in tourist areas; if you type “inglés” as a key word in the search box, you will definitely find many jobs in hotels, bars and restaurants.
LinkedIn Job Groups
There are several LinkedIn groups in English and Spanish that list expat jobs.
Facebook Job Groups
While traditional Spanish companies are not very active on social media sites yet, many innovative foreign-owned businesses know how to rock Facebook and Twitter.
- Jobs in Spain
- Jobs in Barcelona-Spain
- Jobs in Costa del Sol (Spain) / Gibraltar / UK
- Jobs in Spain, Balearic & Canary Islands
Twitter Accounts that list jobs in Spain