Tips for Securing Employment in Italy
Are you thinking of working in Italy? Take a peek into what you might 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:
> Know what you want and try to sound confident of yourself and your abilities.
> Have someone translate your CV 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 typically recall faces more than they remember names. If you make a personal impression on a prospective employer, it can provide benefits in the long run.
> Also ensure that everything has been translated, particularly your university degrees and certificates. This shows your commitment to adjusting with the Italian culture and your sincerity in securing 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 people think of Italy, they automatically think Rome. In Rome are tons of international media offices, diplomatic missions, and companies in the services industry. 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.
If you work in the banking sector, Milan could be the best your best bet. Even with the economic crisis shaking the finance sector, Milan still ranks among the globe’s most important financial centers. And even if there’s a recession ongoing, earners in Milan have brought country the highest average income on a yearly basis. As the seat of the Italian stock exchange, it is where a lot of international banks have put up shop too. These days, Milan has become Italy’s number one exporter of textiles and garments. 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 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.
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