Networking Overview

Learn the best ways to utilize professional associations, social networks and other contacts to find a job in your target country. Below is a brief excerpt from this section:  

Experts recommend that new and foreign job hunters invest up to 80% of their time in networking, not only by attending professional events and face-to-face meetings, but also by improving their ‘personal brand’ online. Using social media is a useful and quick way of finding professional communities around you and to start networking in your field of interest. Make sure to be “professionally present” on social media, updating your professional profiles regularly and following any professional topic and news that might be relevant in your industry or area of professional specialization (for example, use hashtags strategically to connect with other users in your sector).

Generic social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, can help you in finding many professional groups and communities in your region. These platforms have become particularly useful for experts, consultants, creative freelancers and independent professionals to connect with other peers online, and discover professional events and opportunities online. LinkedIn, as the specialized social network for professional relations, is an essential tool for job networking in Spain. A growing number of firms, organizations and professional communities are using this social network to connect with dynamic and engaged professionals in these areas.

This is just a brief sample of the extensive information in the GoinGlobal Spain Career Guide, which is carefully researched and regularly updated by local career experts.

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