Thanks Alexandra for taking the time. Great question and long story. I actually give a monthly seminar now in Spain to new arrivals on how to find work and have loads on info on this topic. Can you give me a few days so I can get some thoughts together on where to begin as I have a ton of family things to do today? Just to start have you thought about teaching English — if you do not have EU residency it is one of the few ways to get paid (cash) and there are thousands of people here doing it. I work for a few training places and can probably get you a discount if you are thinking about it. It usually runs about $1,500 for a month course and most people are working shortly after. I will check back in a day or two and go into more detail.
Thanks — Michael