An Erasmus or Exchange programme is usually a great experience for students. They discover a new culture, meet new people, and have a lot of awsome experiences. A good destination for this experience is Spain. If you go there, you will be able to see the how many different cultures and languages that this country has, and how amazing it is. Once the Erasmus programme ends, some of the students like to stay in Spain to work, but it can be difficult sometimes to find employment. So, we are going to give you a few tips that will help you in this situation:
How to work in Spain?
- Where do I search a job? This question is very common when you are a foreigner as you usually only know the main websites for job searching in your own country. So, when searching for a job after graduating in Spain, you should take into account StudentJob. In this site you will find internships, as well as part-time and full-time jobs.
- Read the offer carefully: when applying to vacancies, read the requirements properly and the offerings of the company. This will give you more chances to be the one chosen, as many times they will call you without telling you in advance, and it’s recommendable for you to know which vacancy they are talking about.
- Have a good CV: if you already have a good CV in your own language, make a good translation of it into Spanish. If you want to make sure that your Spanish is correct, ask one of your Spanish friends to review it.
- Learn Spanish: speaking Spanish is an advantage when trying to get a job. Most of the websites for job searching and most of the positions offered require a high level of their language. For those of you who do not speak Spanish fluently, there are also job opportunities that do not require high proficiency level as long as you show a good attitude. Sooner or later you will end up speaking it if you spend a long time in the country.
- Make local friends: it is always good to know people from the country in which you are living. They will probably take you to gorgeous places which are not as touristy as those which you would visit by yourself. Apart from that, they can also help you with any inconvenience you have (for example, an administrative problem).
- Don’t be ashamed: having a good attitude (motivated and willing to learn) will help you during your interviews. We all know that the interview process is difficult and even more so if it is not your country and language.
Now you know which are the most important things to take into account when trying to find a job in Spain, so we want you to wish you good luck in your search!