Recruiting agencies are effectively head hunters that carry out the preliminary interview process for companies. Normally they advertise their jobs on Infojobs, in La Vanguardia on Sunday or on their own web sites. The kind of jobs that you might find through recruiting agencies are generally better paid than the jobs you might find through a temping agency (ETT), although this is not always the case. If a recruiting agency thinks your profile is appropriate for a particular job they will arrange an interview with you, after which you might be expected to do a series of physcological/personality/IQ tests. This can be difficult if you have never done them before and it is recommended to practice online beforehand. Spanish people are prepared from school age for these tests and you will be expected to do well. The fact that you are foreign must not be used as an excuse as potential employers will expect you to have adapted to the Spanish employment scene. It is a good idea, however, to ask for the tests in English as the language contained within the tests is often deliberately tricky.
Some recruitment agencies specialise in finding work for multilingual and non-Spanish speaking candidates. These include Talent Search People, www.talentsearchpeople.com and the Worldwide Headhunters. www.firstworldwideheadhunters.com
Other recruitment agencies are Michael Page www.michaelpage.es , IOR Consulting www.ior.es , andRandstad www.randstad.es