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|broonie30 3 posts||
I have been searching around and trying to get a feel of the job market in Valencia but information is very scarce. I'm hoping that some of you can offer some advice or just share your experiences and thoughts on my grand plan!
Basically I want to move to Spain to teach, I am a UK citizen and I'm currently finishing my 4th year teaching in S.Korea. My plan is to do the CELTA back in the UK in June and then move over to Spain in mid July for a bit of a holiday before looking for work at the end of August or start of September. I am serious about teaching and am not just backpacking, I am professional in my work and am not scared of hard work. So far so good?
The tricky part is my fiance and I really would like to live somewhere a bit smaller than Madrid, the thought of spending a chunk of the day travelling around on the metro from job to job does not appeal. Also we want to try and learn the language and would probably be better motivated ina smaller city. So Seville or Valencia tick the boxes, not too big, but also not to small so that there is some kind of job market there. The only problem with Seville for us is the insanely hot weather in summer, we are Scottish so we are used to about 5 days of sun per year ;-)
Right, so that leads me onto Valencia. As I said I can't find much to give me an idea on the size of the job market there, and how easy/hard it would be for someone of my experience to land a good job. My worry is I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket and be in Valencia in September looking for a job that I'm not going to get, when time would be better spent in Madrid trying to land a good job in a good area. However I also don't want to just settle for Madrid and go there if there is a good chance of finding work in Valencia. This is where you guys come in.... hopefully..... to impart any pearls of wisdom you have and help me make this next big decision.
Muchas Gracias everyone!