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Tips for Securing Employment in Italy

Are you thinking of working in Italy? Here’s a first glimpse of what you can expect out there!

Job Seeking Tips

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.

> 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.

Rome

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. In Rome are tons of international media offices, diplomatic missions, and companies in the services industry. 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.

Milan

If you’re involved in the banking industry, try moving up to Milan, which may well be your best choice. Notwithstanding the economic crisis that has affected the finance sector, Milan remains one of the world’s biggest financial centers. And while there is a current recession, Milan is still the highest income earner in all of Italy. 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 know that world-famous fashion labels such as Prada and Versace are mainly headquartered in this city.

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! But note that in order to be self-employed, you must first obtain legal resident status, and you will have to pay for your own social security and health insurance, and for your future employees.

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