WEEK 4: Living in Barcelona
For the entire month of May in 2022, we organised the Work in Barcelona! month. You are currently reading our final blog closing the month. After reading the first three blogs, you probably still have some questions. This week we hope to help you with all those unanswered questions.
This month was all about providing you with the ultimate guide to working in Barcelona. We dived into a different topic every week. On the right, you can see the different theme weeks.
We shared our best tips on improving your employability through CV writing and your social media presence. Furthermore, we discussed how the Spanish work culture works, what kind of paperwork and documents you’ll need and lastly, living in Barcelona.
In this week’s blog, we closed the month diving into everything that comes with living in Barcelona apart from work! Are you wondering how to establish a social life? Do you want to know the most common mistakes in learning Spanish? Or are you struggling to find accommodation in Barcelona?
To help prepare you for this incredible journey of living abroad, we have provided you with all the necessary information and tips for living in Barcelona. Ranging from the differences in private and public healthcare in Spain to the costs of living in Barcelona.
Do you want to know all the best tips for everything related to living in Barcelona? Then keep on reading!
Monday – Cost of living in Barcelona
So you’ve decided to move to Barcelona, the city that has it all, but there’s still one question on your mind… ‘How expensive is it to live here?’
The overall cost of living in Barcelona is considered lower than in other big cities in Europe. Generally, living costs in Barcelona are reasonable, though, your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle. We’ve collected some helpful information that can provide a reliable indication of the average costs of the day-to-day things you will need to spend in the Catalan capital.
Want to read the whole blog about the cost of living in Barcelona? Click here!
WORK IN BARCELONA! JOB FAIR
The 24th of May we organized the Work in Barcelona! Job Fair. This time we tried taking a different approach. We talked business but in a casual setting, at the beach bar: Club Soda!
The fair was the perfect opportunity for everyone looking for or interested in working in Barcelona to explore the job opportunities in Barcelona! At the fair several recruitment agencies attended, but also companies focused on helping expats with anything related to starting work life in Barcelona!
This weeks sponsor: Webfleet Solutions
We are happy to announce that Webfleet Solutions is the sponsor for week 4 – Living in Barcelona of the first edition of Work in Barcelona! month.
Webfleet Solutions, known as TomTom Telematics until October 1st 2019, is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers, dedicated to fleet management and connected car services. With the Software-as-a-Service solution WEBFLEET they are helping more than 50,000 customers worldwide to increase their fleet efficiency by improving vehicle and fleet performance, saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions. Their Barcelona office is located in the business district close to the beach. What makes the company a great place to work is its open and friendly atmosphere, international flair and exciting challenges that offer room for personal development.
You can speak to recruiters from the company in person at the Work in Barcelona! Job Fair!
WORK IN BARCELONA MONTH (sponsored by Telus International AI Data Solutions)
Did you miss out on one of our other theme weeks of the month? Not to worry, you can find those blogs here:
Week 1 – Job Search Tools and Social Media Presence
During our first week we provided you with the necessary information to kick-start your job search and career. Including job search tools, a Barcelonian style CV and how to present yourself on social media.
(Don’t forget to check our blog for the first week)
Week 2 – Spanish Work Culture
The second week has been all about providing you with all the information necessary to help you integrate into the real Spanish working lifestyle. Think about cultural differences, what companies are located, and Spanish pay slips.
(Don’t forget to check our blog for the second week)
Week 3 – Necessarily paperwork and documents (sponsored by Teleperformance Spain)
This week was centred around guiding through the process of arranging your paperwork and documents and overall making sure that you are ready to start your new job in Barcelona.
(Don’t forget to check our blog for the third week)