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Tips for Securing Employment in Italy

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

Tips for Job Seekers

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 enough Italian, hiring a professional translator will be worth it.

> 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 have the tendency to remember faces more than names. If you make a personal impression on a prospective employer, it can provide 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 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 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.

Rome

Definitely, the place where you search for jobs is closely related to the type of work and the industry you’re involved in. People automatically think of Rome when they think of Italy. Located in Rome are so many diplomatic missions, international media foreign offices, as well as plenty of companies from the service sector. 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 involved in the banking industry, try moving up to Milan, which may well be your best choice. In spite of the economic crisis affecting the finance sector, Milan is still among the globe’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. 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. 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.