Tips for Securing Employment in Italy
Would you like to work in Italy? Take a peek into what you might expect out there!
Tips for Job Hunters
If teaching English is not what you would like to do in Italy, here are tips that can help:
> Be assertive and confident of yourself and what you can do.
> Have your 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.
> Go over local and regional job listings in newspapers and visit different companies in person. People usually remember faces more than names. Being able to make a personal impression on potential employers can offer you benefits in the long run.
> As well, ensure that all your university degrees and certificates have been properly translated to Italian. This will demonstrate your willingness to blend in with the Italian culture, as well as your sincere desire to land work.
> Italian employers are now accepting most university degrees obtained in Europe. However, if you have a degree from the U.S., for instance, you might have to contact a local university and inquire what the Italian equivalent is.
Definitely, the place where you search for jobs is closely related to the type of work and the industry you’re involved in. 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. Notwithstanding the economic crisis that has affected the finance sector, Milan remains one of the world’s biggest financial centers. And even with the current recession, people in Milan have given the country highest average income yearly. 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, we all know that the main headquarters of such big-time fashion brands as Versace, Valentino and Prade are all found here.
Sicily and Sardinia
Finally, if your plan is to eventually become self-employed, especially in the tourism industry, your best bets are Sicily and Sardinia. The two islands may be already overflowing with tourism offices and hotels, but if you are certain that you can offer something unique to the local market, then it is surely worth a shot. 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: lavoro all’estero