Things have changed for a start..!
In today's world of work, things are different, right? Working from home is the new norm, hybrid is mentioned in every job description and the tagline "Work from anywhere in the world!" is often something we put into the search options when looking for a job online.
Google translate, villain or saint?
As you may be aware, the vast majority job descriptions globally will be in English. This of course varies as some companies choose to use multiple languages in order to attract a global audience. Ultimately, we find ourselves using Google translate to help us if indeed we find a job online not in our native language.
Based on my experience in recruitment, I have constantly seen that companies will advertise for an English-speaking person, however, they will post the job online in Spanish for example! So what does that mean? I need to be fluent in English AND Spanish or..? It's confusing!!
If you are looking for a job in Spain that requires a good level of English there are plenty! What happens though if your English is not as good as you would like it to be i.e. your business English level will be, you are very sure, below what is required for the job?
Don’t worry! There are a few things you can do right now to help you land the job through an effective interview in English:
----You - Well I took a very holistic approach to the task at hand, ensuring I had covered all the bases before putting my plan together. Along with my team, we were diligent and focused throughout and ensured that we were fully accountable for each aspect of the projects assigned to us. As a result, we over-achieved on our targeted results.
Notice how I got those 3 adjectives in?? I know, it's easy for me as I am a native English speaker but you would be surprised at how easy it is for you to become an expert interviewee.
So why not give it a go?!
So who is Marina?
Marina spent the majority of her career in International Talent Acquisition, working with some of the world's most prestigious companies in her 14-year career. Working across 5 continents and having met and partnered with candidates from over 60 counties, she’s well-equipped at understanding the obstacles which need to be navigated in order to land that dream job.
In 2021, Marina decided to become a qualified English Teacher and has been practicing in the field ever since. Marina has over 6 years of experience as a guest lecturer in one of Spain’s most iconic business schools, working with MBA, Engineering, and Ph.D. students on topics such as CV prep, interview coaching, and how to navigate the job market.
Marina says she is still passionate about recruitment, having spent her entire career helping people to find their dream job. But, she says, this time she is focused on doing the same work but through the amazing medium of the English Language.
Marina is Irish/German and lives in Spain. She loves hiking and has 4 cats!