So you’ve decided to make the big move to Madrid, and now you need a job. The good thing is, there are a lot of resources available to job-seekers. The bad news is deciding which ones are right for you. First things first, I’d recommend taking a look at our article which has loads of helpful tips to keep in mind when you’re starting the search.
Having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile is crucial as a lot of recruiting done in Spain is done via connections and networking. You could also try joining the Guiripreneurs Facebook page as people often post job offers there.
Do you speak Spanish as well as English? Hablas anything else? Use your bilingualism, trilingualism or polylingualism to your advantage! A lot of recruiters are looking for people that speak multiple languages, so make sure that you highlight this as a skill on your resumé.
Get your CV up to date, and make sure that it has no spelling or grammatical errors! If you know any designers, ask them if they can help you to put together an eye-catching CV. Make yours stand out from the rest, whether it’s with a touch of colour or a professional headshot. Check out some of these awesome CVs for inspiration.
If you’re a member of the EU, your employer can legally hire you with your passport number, then provide you with a contract so that you can get your NIE.
So now you’re ready to start looking… But where?
InfoJobs (the best job website in Spain!)
ThinkSpain (mostly jobs for people who speak English)
The Local (English speaking jobs)
Bolso de Trabajo
Talent Search People (recruitment agency)