Tips for Finding a Job in Italy
Are you thinking of working in Italy? Here’s a first glimpse of what you can expect out there!
Tips for Job Hunters
English-teaching jobs are very popular for foreigners in Italy, but if you would like to explore other fields, here are some pointers to guide you:
> Try to sound confident in yourself and the skills you have to offer.
> Get CV translated to Italian. If you do not know that much Italian, it would be worth the expense to hire a professional translator.
> Be honest about how well you speak or understand Italian because prospective employers will certainly will put you to the test during the interview.
> Check out local and regional newspaper job listings and visit companies personally. People usually remember faces more than names. Making a personal impression on a probable employer can offer benefits over the long term.
> You should also be sure that all your university degrees and certificates have been accurately translated into Italian. This shows your commitment to adjusting with the Italian culture and your sincerity in securing work.
> Majority of European university degrees are now accepted by Italian employers. However, should you have your degree from, say, the United States, you may have to get in touch with a local university and determine what its equivalent in Italy is.
Certainly, where you should search for a job is closely related to what type of work you do and the industry you would like be part of. When people think of Italy, they automatically think Rome. Located in Rome are so many diplomatic missions, international media foreign offices, as well as plenty of companies from the service sector. Additionally, Rome is home to a huge international airport and several international schools, which could be a deciding factor for expats who are planning to move with their families.
If you work in the banking sector, Milan could be the best your best bet. Even with the economic crisis shaking the finance sector, Milan still ranks among the globe’s most important financial centers. And while there is a current recession, Milan is still the highest income earner in all of Italy. Because it is the seat of the Italian stock exchange, you can find so many international banks in this part of the country as well. Today, Milan is the number one textile and garment exporter in Italy. Of course, it’s common knowledge all those internationally famous fashion brands like Versace and Prada are mainly headquartered here.
Sicily and Sardinia
Finally, if you plan to become self-employed in the tourism industry, Sicily and Sardinia are very good choices for you. While these two islands are practically bursting with tourism offices and hotels, if you are sure that you have something unique to offer, it is surely worth a try. But keep in mind that you first have to be a legal resident before you can apply for self-employment, and that your social security and health insurance, as well as those of your future employees, will have to be paid by you.
Source: curriculum vitae modello