You pay Social Security
"Workers contracted by a foreign business with the aim of carrying on their activity in Spain will be subject to Spanish legislation regarding the Social Security contributions before they are contracted to work."
Tips on how to position yourself in the job market
Today I'm going to give a few tips and tricks to those of you who are looking for work and who don't know the particularities of the Spanish work market so that you can step forth successfully.
How to develop a professional network
Many people who wind up in Spain for an extended period of time come for three motives: to perfect their Spanish, to study, and/or to work.
What's the difference in Spain?
When a candidate receives a call offering them a job interview, they usually think the person calling is a headhunter. But in the Spanish job market there are many different agents offering recruitment services – and not all of them are headhunters.
The way to find a job in Spain
Being attracted to Spain by its weather and glamorous lifestyle is laudable but unfortunately does not rate highly as an employment qualification.
Be prepared to be flexible!
Interview with Jon Branston, Managing Director of Exposure Career Network. Exposure are a Strategic Partner of Justlanded.com and a contributor to their Job section.
Working as a teacher in Spain
For many expatriates, teaching in Spain means only one thing: teaching English as a foreign language. Although this is a popular option, and an area where there’s considerable demand and opportunity, there are other teaching avenues available and this chapter looks at some of them.
Working for an academy
If there's one thing in Spain that sells more than jamón serrano, it's the English language. If you're not afraid of speaking in public, you can try teaching group classes at an academy.
Working for an agency
Agencies act as the intermediary between you and the student. Many businesses that call themselves "academies" are really just agencies, so be careful before applying to a job at the "Bla Bla Bla Academy of English." If they send teachers out to give private classes in homes and businesses, they're an agency, no matter that the official name of the company is. Note that some TEFL schools also act as agencies after you finish their teaching training TEFL certification course.
Working for yourself as a private teacher
Does being your own boss sound good to you? Well, what sounds good and what makes sense are two very different animals. Keep in mind that there are a lot of pros and cons that English teachers need to consider before entering the world of self-employment.
How to find teaching hours
If you are looking for English Teaching work one option would be to contact all of the people who offer English teaching jobs year round.
Working as a health professional in Spain
If you’re a European Union citizen and a health professional, certain EU directives ensure that the qualifications you’ve gained in your home country will be recognised in Spain.
Working as a doctor in Spain
The Spanish health service is very similar in structure to the National Health Service in the UK, but unlike the UK, it’s currently suffering a glut of qualified doctors, especially general practitioners (GPs). However, with the ever-growing number of foreign residents in the coastal areas and the islands comes corresponding increase in demand for English-speaking doctors.
How to get a nursing job in Spain
Along with a glut of doctors, Spain has an excess of qualified nurses. According to an article in the Costa Blanca News in September 2004, there are around 15,000 qualified nurses in the Valencian Community alone, and a third of those are unemployed, which is why many of them travel abroad to work.
Getting a job as a physiotherapist in Spain
Estelle Mitchell, a UK-qualified physiotherapist with more than 26 years’ experience, came to work in southern Spain almost by chance after working extensively in both the health service and the private sector in the UK.
Job opportunities in Spain
Alternative healthcare is relatively new to Spain. It’s growing in popularity – in some areas more than others – but there’s still a long way to go before it achieves the status it enjoys in some other European countries or in the US. Consequently, it’s potential growth area, but – like any new market – not without its teething problems.
The Spanish IT markets and the jobs opportunities
has a shortage of qualified, experienced information technology (IT) professionals to meet the growing demand – especially in the major cities, which dominate the IT market in Spain.
Time to unlock your creativity?
By Margaret Graham.
Bestselling author and creative writing tutor. Writer in Residence Yeovil, UK.
The TEFL in Spain
A Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate is a great way to start a career as a teacher in Spain. Many programs will certify you as a teacher, so be sure to choose the right one.