Obviously if you’re not fluent in neither Spanish nor Catalan finding becomes a job slightly more difficult and the search for English speaking jobs in Barcelona begins. With the increasing number of expats and travelers, who do not speak the local languages, living in the city there are more places to search for jobs that are based around other languages.. mainly English!
So first of all, remember that in Spain you will an NIE and Social Security number before applying for any jobs. Also be prepared and make sure you have a spanish mobile telephone number and you must include a cover letter and a recent photo with your cv!
So the top seven ways of searching for English speaking jobs in Barcelona are as follows..
1) Head over to http://www.loquo.com/en_us Aswell as being an awesome place to look for new flatmates or to buy and sell items quite cheaply and easily, it is also where most of the English speaking jobs in Barcelona are listed. We recommend spending a few minutes each morning checking out the day’s listings. PS Any jobs that promise 120k+ and/or unlimited bonuses are obviously scams, please do not be one of those people who fall for the trap.
2) Head to http://www.infojobs.net/ This website has a much broader range of jobs as is mainly for Spanish and Catalan speakers. There are a few English speaking jobs, however, that pop up which will not be mentioned on loquo.com. We advise registering with infojobs.net so they will email you updates of jobs in your area and the category of your choice.
3) http://barcelona.en.craigslist.es/ This is specific to Barcelona and works in a very similar way to loquo.com. There is a housing section, buy/sell categories and to find the English speaking jobs in Barcelona is as simple as clicking “jobs” and typing English into the search bar. Craiglist is a lot more well known worldwide so there will always be a few jobs that you see here that will not appear on the other two lists.
4) Go straight for the main English call centres in Barcelona. We have already covered which call centres are the best for if you have just arrived in the post English speaking call centre jobs Barcelona. So send them off a CV if you have any call centre or customer service experience. As we have covered in the previous post, these jobs are relatively easy and are lots of fun with expats and travelers all working together.
5) Another place to look for English Speaking jobs in Barcelona is in the bars. Feel free to apply to work in any of the numerous English speaking bars. If you have no luck though, they are also a great place to meet other English speakers in the city to find out where they work. With a lot of the jobs, especially in the bars and call centre’s, you are far more likely to get a job if you are recommended by somebody who already works there. Even if you just get a name or email address, they will most likely want to help you out as they would have been through the same job search before.
6) Grab a copy of the latest Metropolitan Magazine which can be found around a few of the Irish bars and other locations around the city. They are a monthly English Speaking magazine and have a job section towards the back. This is probably the least advisable as they usually have the same companies each month.
7) For anybody looking to teach English there are 100s of websites with details so you shouldn’t have any problems there, check http://lingobongo.com/barcelona/ or http://www.btta.es/work/work.html for lists of all the schools in the city and a chance to meet other English teachers.
I hope this makes it a lot easier for you. There are obviously other options to consider dependant on your expertise, but for those who just need a job before anything, this should help you on your way.