FINDING A JOB IN SPAIN - - using a recruitment agency in Spain
The first decision you face when looking for a job in Spain is whether to relocate without having found a job. You will find it much easier to get a job if you can be personally interviewed but often a phone interview may precede the company flying you down for a face to face interview. If you are locally based then this signals your intention as a serious potential employee for companies and also the recruitment agencies in Spain will take you more seriously. The fact remains that many people dream of making the move to work in a foreign country whilst sat at home on a cold wintery day but the realty of the total numbers who make it a reality, is low.
What you will find about the recruitment agencies the world over and the recruitment agencies in Spain is that they hear about vacancies prior to them being released elsewhere. They can help you to gain access directly to the hiring managers and help to co ordinate your relocation should it be included in the salary package.
One option to help gaining a job is to take some holiday and look for a job as this will give you chance to review the area and potentially look at places to live. Most candidates find it much easier find a job if they are based here on a long term basis. This is where using one of the long established recruitment agencies in Gibraltar can help as they can introduce you to companies prior to your arrival or help to organise phone interviews prior to your flights.
Situations vacant advertised in the newspapers or on the internet are viewed in the same system as in the UK There are also several reputable employment agencies now based in Gibraltar. The main difference you will find here is that using a recruitment agency can changeeverything as usually the best jobs are sometimes not advertised.
One of the leading recruitment agencies in Spain is www.RecruitGibraltar.com, who have a wide range of vacancies listed online.
A high proportion of vacancies are buried in the hidden job market, when positions become vacant and are filled from within a company with employees either putting themselves forward or recommending someone. These jobs are never advertised on the open market. To tap into this market you can either establish the contacts yourself or go to a professional recruitment agency and let them do this for you. The only way to do this is to make sure every contact you have including friends, local shopkeepers, your landlord and neighbours know that you are seeking employment. Even the most casual acquaintance can give you a potential job lead.
Companies are notoriously bad at responding to unsolicited letters so if you send your CV out to selected employers, so network as best you can with existing contacts. Persistence spells drive and determination to most employers, but be careful not to cross the line and become a pest.
Looking for a new job is never easy, and seeking employment in a foreign country can be very difficult.
It has been proven that the bulk of job opportunities are buried in the hidden job market. This is when positions become vacant and other employees hear about the opportunity and recommend someone they know or put themselves forward. The job is therefore never advertised on the open market. The best way to tap into this market is by networking, which you can either do yourself on a personal level or go to a professional recruitment agency and let them do this for you. Remember to take advantage of every possible contact you have including friends, local shopkeepers, your landlord and neighbours. With persistence and confidence, remember that even the most casual acquaintance can give you a potential job lead.