Finding jobs in Barcelona
Looking for a job in Barcelona? Here are Expatica's tips to help you find a range of available jobs in Barcelona.
The economic crisis has had a huge impact on Spain and finding work in Spain has been difficult in recent years. However, Barcelona is one of the largest international cities in the world, so finding a job in Barcelona can be easier than in other parts of Spain.
Even if you don't know Spanish, you can usually find a job at a bar or a restaurant (waitressing, dishwashing, food delivery). If you have a good command of English, you can apply for a job in telesales, as an English teacher, or as an au pair. Do you have a good working knowledge of Spanish? Then the job opportunities in Barcelona may be quite diverse for you. Below you'll find several ways you can look for a job in Barcelona:
Recruitment agencies in Barcelona
Some agencies might ask you to do extra tests, depending on the job skills required. Finally, the agency will look for a suitable job that will match your interests. Click here to find a list of agencies located in Barcelona, but among the most well-known are www.manpower.es, www.pageinterim.es, www.allbecon.es, www.select.es.
Check out the two English magazines for Barcelona – The Metropolitan and Barcelona Connect. Barcelona Metropolitan is a free magazine that is published monthly where you can find job offers directed especially at expats. Barcelona Connect has online offers as well – www.barcelonaconnect.com/classifieds. Spanish newspapers like La Vanguarda (with a job section here) and El Pais (with a job section here) can also be very helpful.
Online searches for jobs in Spain
There are many Spanish websites that people find handy when looking for a job. Here are some employment websites:
- jobs.expatica.com www.infojobs.net
- www.jobsinbarcelona.es – for English speakers
- www.lingobongo.com – for English teaching positions
- www.loquo.com – visit the jobs section
- www.educajob.com – job offers related to the education sector
- www.aupairinternacional.com/aupairworld.htm – au pair jobs
If you are interested in a particular company, do not hesitate to contact them, either by phone, e-mail or in person. With your CV, good qualifications and positive attitude, you might have a chance to find a job this way too.
Veneta Krumova / Expatica
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