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Check out what the job market looks like after moving to Spain

Check out what the job market looks like after moving to Spain

Is it difficult to find a job in Spain? It depends on the location you choose, your level of Spanish and the industry you want to seek employment in. There are plenty of jobs available in Spain, so in general it should not be difficult to find a job. However, it is worth considering the level of competition in some industries, as well as cultural, linguistic and administrative differences that may make it difficult to look for a job in Spain.

How do you find a job in Spain after moving?

To find a job in Spain, use official job search websites such as InfoJobs, LinkedIn or the Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal (SEPE) online portal. 

You can also subscribe to job placement agencies in Spain, which offer customised job search engines and opportunities. 

In addition, you can contact local foundations, universities or government institutions to find out about possible local job opportunities.

It is also worth looking around among your friends and spreading the word about your job search. 

Local classified ads in newspapers and on the Internet are also useful sources of information.

What kind of jobs are the easiest to find in Spain?

Some of the easiest jobs to find in Spain are in tourism, catering, procurement, logistics, sales and customer service, hospitality and finance. Taking on workers for seasonal work, such as growing grapes, planting olive trees and maintaining gardens, is also common within the country. Those with experience in these fields and English may have a particular advantage in the job market. 

Seasonal work in Spain 

Seasonal work in Spain is an excellent opportunity to experience Spanish culture, improve your language, make new friends and meet new people. Due to the huge selection of seasonal job opportunities in Spain, unlike many other European countries, you can find work in most industries. Recruitment adverts are usually for seasonal positions in tourism, agriculture, fishing, hospitality, catering, trade and transport companies. If you are Spanish or an EU national, you do not need to apply for a work permit to work in Spain. However, if you are from outside the European Union, you will need to apply for a work permit. Most employers can help you with this process. Even if you are currently working in another European country, you can still apply for seasonal jobs in Spain. With that said, if it is not where you live, you may have trouble finding work. However, you can always look for a company that offers remote work, such as as a consultant, sales person, editor or translator.

Jobs for students in Spain 

– Seasonal work in hotels and restaurants: working in hotels and restaurants is one of the best opportunities for students in Spain. In this way, you can earn some extra money and enjoy your holidays while getting to know the Spanish culture and language. 

– Student exchange programmes: there are many student exchange programmes involving students from the European Union. Students from other countries are also welcome and there are many programmes tailored to their needs. 

– Working as a tutor: hiring an American tutor can be both convenient and lucrative for students. Highly developed companies offer fixed salaries and Spanish language level requirements. 

– Research jobs: a wide range of student-only work opportunities, such as research jobs, are available in Spain. These are great opportunities to gain valuable experience in a field such as business, technology and medicine. 

– Work as an interpreter: if a student has a good command of the Spanish language, they can hire themselves out as an interpreter at various events, conferences and fairs. The possibilities are endless and can be a way to gain work experience.

Working in Spain after the move

Spain offers many employment opportunities, from large cities to smaller towns. Many visitors to Spain are recruited for seasonal jobs such as waitressing, cleaning hotel rooms or working in a grocery shop, but other positions are also available, including jobs in IT, education, finance and accounting, food and beverage, manufacturing and construction, as well as work in public administration.