I am so happy that I got the chance to find your websites. They are helping a lot with its informations.
I am a romanian 32 years old woman, married with a 4 1/2 years daughter, and we all three want to move to Spain, because of our bad situation over here.
In fact, I guess all romanian people wants to leave, because of the worst economic situation. I also know that in this moment it’s not the best to move to Spain, because also there are some problems.
I have sent till now many emails, in english, in spanish, with my cv and a cover letter, to some HR companies or directly to hiring company. No answer, unfortunatelly!
Is that hard to find a job? Or I just have to come there to put my CV and have a face-to-face contact?
I mention that I am a Legal Adviser, I have worked 4 and half years in Bank field, and I know english, italian, spanish.
There so many years since I dream about Spain, but the only few things I made, were some vacations over there.
Oh, also applied though internet (from 2008), and never got an answer. Could be this because of my nationality or just because it’s a must to be there to apply for a job?
I have also tried in England, thinking that would be easier to come in Spain from England, but having a negative answer from England, too.
I must tell you that I don’t have money to buy a propriety down there. I will come, probably with 3000Eur to survive about 2 months with this money.
Could you please tell me, what you think it’s the best way? Or, what you think about my chances? Should I try more?
Thank you very much for your kind help!
I am sorry for the delay in replying.
As I state on my blog, I tell it like it is, I am not trying to sell you anything, just giving my own personal advice. The current employment situation, here in Spain is very bad. I don’t know how bad your situation is, in Rumania but with a young family, you need to think seriously hard about it.
Coming here with €3000 is a big gamble. Depending on where you want to live in Spain, you won’t survive very long. In parts of Andalucia, you may find rentals for €300 per month. That’s 10 months rent but you have to pay bills, electric, gas, water etc and feed the 3 of you! Plus if you are thinking of renting in the major cities, where you are more likely to find work, your rental is more likely to be €750 minimum for a two bed apt.
Your written English is perfect, so if your Spanish & Italian are the same level, my advice would be to try and seek employment in Gibraltar, you might not get a job as a legal adviser but with your language skills, I am sure you may find something. La Linea de Concepción is the Spanish town opposite the rock, it is not the most glamorous of places but rental would be cheaper to start with and by working in Gibraltar your wages should be higher than the average in Spain and you would be paid in sterling.
I don’t think there is a big racist problem in Spain but as is the way of the world, a Spanish person going for the same job as yourself, may have an advantage. Being a young woman and having a child makes your circumstances more difficult. If it were your husband who was writing to me, I would advise him to come here for a month on his own to test the water! Does your husband speak Spanish or English? What is his profession?
I hope I have helped in some small way. Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.