Pointers for Job Hunters in Italy
Are you thinking of working in Italy? Take a peek into what you might expect out there!
Tips for Job Seekers
If teaching English is not what you would like to do in Italy, here are tips that can help:
> Try to sound confident in yourself and the skills you have to offer.
> Have someone translate your CV to Italian. If you do not know much Italian, you should consider using 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.
> 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, 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.
Definitely, the place where you search for jobs is closely related to the type of work and the industry you’re involved in. When thinking of Italy, people usually immediately think of Rome. Located in Rome are so many diplomatic missions, international media foreign offices, as well as plenty of companies from the service sector. Moreover, Rome is home to a large international airport and various international schools, which may be a deciding factor for those who intend to move with their families.
If you’re a banker, moving up north to Milan could be your best option. Even with the economic crisis shaking the finance sector, Milan still ranks among the globe’s most important financial centers. And even with the current recession, people in Milan have given the country highest average income yearly. 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. 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
Lastly, if your intention is to eventually become self-employed and have a tourism-oriented business, you should consider Sicily and Sardinia. Although the two islands are now practically bursting with hotels and other tourism-related businesses, if you are sure that you can offer something unique to the market, then it’s definitely 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: lavoro estero vitto e alloggio