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Old 07-10-2016, 11:29 AM
Location: Spaniard living in Mexico
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Originally Posted by Abvincent1 View Post
If I was you I would focus less on the what-if and more on what is reality in front of me. How many other people are on that UK job list?

If you don't want the job in Mexico then do the employer a favor and let them give it to someone else. Otherwise I would take the offer I was given and focus on the other opportunity as it happens.

Passing an ATS is light years from being offered a job. That's like saying because I bought a lotto ticket for the Friday drawing I should quit my job search because I could win the lotto on Friday.

Don't get ahead of yourself.
The goal is to make international experience and come back home to Spain to work and live. The problem of engineering jobs in Spain is that every employer asks for 3 years of experience and/or international experience and there is no chance to get it in Spain unless you go through networking. I have 2 years of relevant experience working as Engineer that I got through networking and this would be the first time after my internship I get a job by my own. I have more drawbacks about salary and Mexico itself rather than the job. I admit, there are few things I like of Mexico, but this is the life, is a great opportunity and can bring me a better future. I am worried about the insecurity and people, Spain can be everything that you want but at least is one of the safest countries in the world and I really miss that (I guess everybody that come from the first world miss their home country when they are in a developing country). On the other hand the opportunities in Ireland, Netherlands and UK came from my frustration/desperation to not finding a job in Mexico but finally a employer was able to give me a "VISA" (work permit).

I will accept the job in Mexico because I need to make experience even if I have to be supported by my parents and wife but I can´t lie to you... I want to come back home one day, I miss Spain.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:11 AM
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You made the right decision.

The chances you where going to get an offer from the other company was slim and no doubt the interviewing process was going to be dragged out and long.
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