Barcelona offers great opportunities for expatriate workers, with companies frequently searching for native speakers. There are a bunch of employment agencies in Barcelona that carry out the preliminary interview process for companies and help employers meet jobseekers and choose the correct ones for their companies.
Normally Recruiting agencies and head hunters advertise their jobs on Infojobs , in La Vanguardia on Sunday, on Linkedin jobs or groups or on their own web sites. The kind of jobs that you might find through recruiting agencies are generally better paid than the jobs you might find through a temping agency (ETT), although this is not always the case.
Many employment agencies specialized in international and multilingual jobs can help you with successful results. See also our article “Top 5 Tips and Tricks To Find A Job In Barcelona For Expatriates” for Recruiting agencies specialized in International Profiles
Mos employments agencies ask you to register your CV in their Website. If a recruiting agency thinks your profile is appropriate for a particular job they will arrange an interview with you, after which you might be expected to do a series of personality/IQ tests “psicotécnicos”. This can be difficult if you have never done them before and it is recommended to practice online beforehand. Spanish people are prepared from school age for these tests and you will be expected to do well. The fact that you are foreign must not be used as an excuse as potential employers will expect you to have adapted to the Spanish employment scene. It is a good idea, however, to ask for the tests in English as the language contained within the tests is often deliberately tricky.
We have listed some resources to find Headhunters, Employment and Recruitment Agencies (“Agencias de Selección de Personal”) and Temping Agencies (“ETT”) for you to begin with your job search in Barcelona
- Anglo info
- Career Builder
- Spanish Companies Directories
- Yellow pages
- Top Language Jobs Ireland, is Europe’s No. 1 specialist language recruitment job portal. They operate the largest network of bilingual & multilingual jobsites and have 1000′s of vacancies available online from leading language recruitment agencies & employers in Dublin, Ireland & Europe. On their Website you will also find vacancies in Barcelona and on last March 2012 they organized the first Barcelona Multilingual Jobfair. Link: http:/www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk/
You can also use key word such as “ETT” “selección personal” “head hunter” “recruitment” “HR” in Linkedin or Infojobs or get some personal advice from Counselors of Barcelona Activa, Barcelona’s Local city council employment facility. They can provide you with a list of recruitment agencies and they organize job seeking activities with recruitment professionals.
Good Job Hunting!