Tips for Securing Employment in Italy
Planning to work in Italy? Here’s a first glimpse of what you can expect out there!
Job Seeking Tips
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 enough Italian, hiring a professional translator will be worth it.
> Don’t fake your Italian proficiency as potential employers will surely test you during your interview.
> Check out local and regional newspaper job listings and visit companies personally. People have the tendency to 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 will demonstrate your willingness to blend in with the Italian culture, as well as your sincere desire to land work.
> Majority of European university degrees are now accepted by Italian employers. However, if you obtained your degree in, for instance, the United States, you may want to call a local university and find out what the Italian equivalent will be.
Of course, the place where you go searching for a job has a lot to do with what kind of work to do and what industry you want to join. When thinking of Italy, people usually immediately think of Rome. Rome has dozens of diplomatic missions, international media offices, and various services companies. 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’re involved in the banking industry, try moving up to Milan, which may well be your best choice. Notwithstanding the economic crisis that has affected the finance sector, Milan remains one of the world’s biggest financial centers. And even if there’s a recession ongoing, earners in Milan have brought country the highest average income on a yearly basis. It is where the Italian stock exchange is based, and several international banks have branched out here as well. Nowadays, Milan has become the leading exporter of garments and textiles in all of Italy. Of course, it’s common knowledge all those internationally famous fashion brands like Versace and Prada are mainly headquartered here.
Sicily and Sardinia
Lastly, if your intention is to eventually become self-employed and have a tourism-oriented business, you should consider Sicily and Sardinia. 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. However, you have to note that you must be a legal resident before you can apply for self-employment, and that you will have to pay social security contributions and health insurance for yourself and your employees.
Source: curriculum vitae modello