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My name is Esperanza Santiago
I have created this website to help people like me to travel this beautiful world at the same time that they make a professional career.
I was born and raised in a little town in the of south Spain called Úbeda. I moved to Málaga to study my Business degree in 2008. This was the year that the last financial crisis started. I remember that I had a teacher that told us not to be a rush to finish our degree, because with this crisis we would have the time to finish another degree before finding a job if we wanted.
I finished in 2013 and the employment rate for young people in Spain was 54%. So yes, it was quite a challenge finding a job with these statistics and 0 experience. I remember to see only a few job vacancies online, and every time about 2.000 people applying for it. Quite a challenging situation. But I have always been an optimistic person, so this was not going to bring me down.
I went crazy looking for information online about how to write a cover letter, a resumé and how to do interviews. After all the effort I got good results and suddenly I had two job offers at the same time. I was super proud of myself!
Despite all the effort in finding this job, after one year and a half, I decided to quit to go to Australia. I was still too young to see myself forever in a cubicle of an office. I needed to go to explore the world and live new experiences (and I still do 🙂 )
Australia was also quite a challenging experience. I used to think that my English was good until I arrived there, but I barely could understand anybody! How was I going to find a job if I didn´t even understand the people? The answer was the same. With a lot of effort and patience.
I ended up working at the cellar door of a wonderful winery at the East Coast of Tasmania doing wine tastings and selling their products. I was very pleased with how my perseverance paid off to get such a great job.
I would say that these two experiences have been the most important in my career. Finding my first professional job in a very unhopeful situation and finding the dream job in the opposite part of the world without many skills for the position. I learned what the employers were looking for in a candidate when they are doing an interview or selection process. Very valuable knowledge that allows me to travel the world without getting anxious for finding a job.