Are you looking for a city where you can develop your professional project and at the same time enjoy high quality of life?  Barcelona offers you plenty of opportunities for your personal and professional development

START A BUSINESS UP Barcelona is still one of the most popular places for people to launch their own business start-up. People are going into a whole range of sectors, including construction, hairdressing, retailing, information technology and leisure. Setting up a business in Barcelona is straightforward, but it can be time-consuming making sure you have all the correct forms and licenses. And there is the language barrier if you are not fluent in Spanish. If you are thinking about starting-up your business in this fantastic cosmopolitan city, these resources may be useful:

DEVELOP YOUR CAREER There are a lot of employment opportunities for expatriates in Barcelona, which is a truly international city. There is a lot of competition which means that the interview process can sometimes be long and hard. Finding work in Barcelona is not so easy if you don’t speak Spanish. Also you can work using the Spanish language throughout Spain, but if you work in Catalonia, people will expect you to understand the basics of their Catalan language.  It is with this in mind that you should go about looking for work in Barcelona with a determination and patience so that will not be defeated by the search. Just don’t assume it is going to be easy because you’re qualified. There are many highly qualified Spanish people working in lower jobs they deserve.

Having said that, it is possible to find work in Barcelona, even with the current credit crunch affecting jobs here too. Here are some resources to start searching a job as an expatriate in Barcelona from abroad or on site and improve your job seeking skills:

EXPAND YOUR NETWORK Networking events have been booming since 2007 in Barcelona. Expand its network has become not just trendy, but a priority for many and everyone’s need. Whatever our interest is, changing our professional situation, find customers, investors or simply meet new friends in a new city or people with our same passions, it is important to learn about the existing events in Barcelona and to better choose. Here are some resources to expand your network in Barcelona:

These simple tips make a difference in helping you take a proactive approach to finding a job, starting a business up or expand your network as an expat abroad so that you can get settled and have a pleasant moving experience!

Elisa Biondi

Human Resources Specialist

Barnatalent Develop Your Talent In Barcelona !