Though I was having all the skills and work experience, still I found lots of issues on my arrival to Barcelona.
The first thing is that my Spanish wasn´t so great. I got a language problem there. There I came to know that you need to master the local language Catalan along with Spanish. Many jobs need you to know the language to finish all the paperwork.
Apart from that a newly arrived expat always need a local help to handle all the things.
You can remember your school time, when average students have always been forced to spend some extra time and effort on the subjects in which their performance is poor. But it does not work in fact. It depends on the natural strength. If anybody is already good at something then he/she does not have to work on that. On the contrary, by putting more effort on a matter you can make it average but not naturally outstanding.
Recent day Requirement:
The recent world needs the brilliant and versatile mind who can handle lots of things simultaneously. He/she should have proper knowledge of accounts, should be good in the natural quality of leadership and should have a good interpersonal skill.
So all that needed in this advanced modern era, is a smart and sharp mind. An intelligent mind can gain over any powerful brain. All that’s important is the intelligence of the mind of the individual, the hidden positive ability and the individual talents. Apart from that certain tips and tricks are there that you should follow while you are working in another country.
You need to know the office politics and the work culture of the people there. Besides putting your full effort in learning the language just try to mix with the other expats and try to learn about the country’s culture.
So it is better for you if you can gather some information about the area before you go. Actively listen to locals or local expats. May you gain by taking their advice.