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Tips for Finding a Job in Italy

Are you thinking of working in Italy? Let’s give you a glimpse of what’s there to expect in that part of the globe!

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:

> Know what you want and try to sound confident of yourself and your abilities.

> 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.

> 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. Being able to make a personal impression on potential employers can offer you benefits in the long run.

> You should also be sure that all your university degrees and certificates have been accurately translated into Italian. This will show how committed you are to blending in with the local culture, and to finding finding 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.

Rome

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. Rome has dozens of diplomatic missions, international media offices, and various services companies. On top of that, Rome is also home to an expansive international airport and many different international schools, which could be a deciding factor for foreigners who are planning to move here with their families in tow.

Milan

If you’re a banker, moving up north to Milan could be your best option. In spite of the economic crisis affecting the finance sector, Milan is still among the globe’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. 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. These days, Milan has become Italy’s number one exporter of textiles and garments. 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. 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. 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.