Barcelona Expat Life Job Fairs
At Barcelona Expat Life, we connect job-seekers with prominent recruiters through multiple career events each year. The Barcelona job market has a lot to offer to people looking for jobs in their native language who have a variety of skills and interests. At the events, job-seekers can mingle with job market leaders in a casual, comfortable setting in the heart of Barcelona.
We are thrilled to be able to bring hundreds of job-seekers and dozens of talent-seekers together to help people understand companies’ cultures and share their talents face-to-face.
What is the Work in Barcelona! Job Fair?
Each year, we organise 4-5 career events for expats and locals looking for a range of jobs in Barcelona, utilising high-demand skills from tech to sales to translation. We have extensive experience connecting job-seekers with hiring companies, creating opportunities for a more accessible job market and energising the local community.
Job-seeking participants at the events meet recruiters from all different kinds of companies and can hand out their CVs. The events are casual, with an informal dress code, and they are free for job-seekers. There are lots of networking opportunities, including an organised lunch after the events for exhibitors to connect with other recruiters in the job market.
Before, during and after the job fairs, we share videos, articles and social media posts about which companies will be exhibiting and important information for participation. Our Instagram and website will always have the most up-to-date information.
We have a long-term partnership with La Fuga located on Carrer del Consell de Cent, 350, in central Barcelona. It is close to the Passeig de Gracia station, with both bus and train access, and all participants will find a comfortable and familiar atmosphere inside.
The companies that exhibit at the job fairs are a mix of recruitment agencies, multinational companies and start-ups with junior- to mid-level positions. Some areas of employment that are represented at the career events include finance, sales, marketing, recruitment, translation and customer support.
Job-seekers at the career events come from an exciting array of backgrounds. We put in extra effort to attract candidates who speak Dutch, German, French or Nordic languages because of the high demand for those languages in Barcelona’s job market. We have a special connection to the Dutch community through our strong Dutch roots, so we always attract Dutch job candidates.
We mainly attract young talent at our career events, between 25 and 45 years old. Participants fill out an Eventbrite form to register for the event and provide consent for photography and videography.
Benefits for Job-Seekers and Talent-Seekers
These career events are amazing for companies looking for diverse recruits and international talent. In addition to helping with recruitment, the job fairs help companies to brand and spread their company’s mission. Our in-person events are the perfect opportunity to show off the companies’ great cultures in a way that is not possible through a computer screen.
”The venue was full, we had a chance to meet quite a lot of people, and share our brand to the world. We would repeat the event in a heartbeat!”
We are honored to partner with local business universities, news publications and local communities, which allow us to promote to a variety of communities and attract diverse participants, all while maintaining the ability to adapt our marketing strategy to the needs of participating companies. Our engagement on social media, with a reach of over 350,000, allows us to further promote recruiters and open positions.
Our events are special for job-seekers because, in addition to putting their names out there into the job market and connecting with other community members, they can find support through stressful processes. We always have booths at the events dedicated to helping new arrivals with paperwork and adjusting to the city. Our partnerships with Barcelona International Welcome and Barcelona Activa — the city council — allow us to reliably answer any questions job-seekers may have.
The great personal atmosphere of the job fairs allows us to adapt to the needs of individuals looking for jobs, including organising supplemental activities like recruitment speed dating, exclusive recruitment events in locations convenient to participants and promotion of open days. For privacy purposes, attendee data is not shared with participating companies without attendees’ consent.
Upcoming Work in Barcelona! Job Fairs
Barcelona Expat Life is always planning more career fairs! Below you can find an overview of the upcoming events, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to discuss collaboration opportunities.
For questions and more information about participating as a talent-seeker or job-seeker, feel welcome to contact us.