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Published on December 12th, 2013 | by Aira


Working Abroad: What Are My First Steps?

You’d be hard pushed to find a British national who hasn’t considered moving abroad at least one time in their life. As much as we may be proud of our unique country and all of the wonderful things it has to offer, (free healthcare, fish and chips, beautiful countryside, bustling cities, local pubs, remarkable heritage etc.) there’s always that niggling problem: the weather.

We complain if it’s freezing cold, we complain if it’s boiling hot, we complain if it’s dull and there’s actually nothing to complain about. Nothing will satisfy us because unfortunately, the UK isn’t well-equipped for any sort of weather, and neither are we. So we start to broaden our horizons and lust after more – that post-holiday feeling suddenly becomes more than the ‘blues’ – and we seriously consider moving to more comfortable and temperate climates.

Depending on your current life stance, you might be looking to retire to somewhere where the pace of life is more relaxed, or you just want to travel and explore. A great number of young graduates opt to see the world with nothing but a backpack on their shoulder, plus the determination to work as hard as possible to keep them moving from place to place. Ideal jobs are very few and far between these days, particularly in the current system in the UK, with unemployment figures, along with inflation, are rising.

But if you’re simply in need of a career change, you may be wondering how to make it happen, especially if you have a partner and/or family in tow. There is an inordinate amount of jobs out there in exotic locations, you just need to know where to find them.

Spain is one of the most popular destinations for us Brits, whether it’s a weekend break in one of its cosmopolitan cities or a beach break on one of its vast ‘Costas’. Jobs in Spain are actually rather easy to come across and there are various ways in which you can research, predominantly online, via a Spanish-based recruitment specialist.

Expert foreign recruitment companies will be able to help you identify your ideal job, put together a winning CV online so employers can find you, as well as allow you to directly apply for jobs and keep track of your applications, all in one convenient place. Finding work in Spain, and many other European countries, isn’t as hard as you may think, as candidates from UK and the wider Europe are very desirable, despite there being some excellent educational institutions in big cities.

These specialist consultants at recruitment agencies will be able to match your skills and qualifications and even personalities up to the
right job opportunity for you. Their knowledge of the Spanish industry is abundant, as well as their determination to find you the career you’ve been looking for.

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t just sit and talk about making change, take the first steps and do it.

About the Author: Harry Price is a free-lance writer and entrepreneur. He enjoys spending time with his 3 dogs and playing poker with his mates. 

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