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How to Get a Job in Italy

July 30, 2020
Just about everyone wants to work in Italy. What could be better than working in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Sure, its major cities are similar to those in other countries, but the lively culture and relaxed lifestyle make working here a dream. And for a good many people, that dream has become or can become a reality. You just have to know how to get a job in Italy. Know what you need to bring, know what you can do to find the best position for you, and know how to best make an impression so that you'll be hired.

How to Get a Job in Italy

 

What You'll Need to Be Able to Work in Italy from Abroad

Let's start with what you need, first. If you're coming from a different country and you want to work in Italy, there are certain documents you'll need to show in order to work and even stay here legally. And there's a huge difference to such requirements depending on where you're coming from. If you're from an EU country, for instance, all you need is a valid ID document and your fiscal code. Since you're part of the EU, you're legally allowed to stay and work in Italy for a period of time. For those from non-EU countries, however, you'll need a work visa and a residence permit. 

 

Learning Italian Helps A Lot

Though it's not exactly a requirement, learning how to speaking Italian can give you a big advantage in finding a job in Italy.  Many employers here feel that being able to communicate seamlessly with their employees makes for great company culture. And, of course, since you're both able to speak the same language, miscommunications and misunderstandings will be scarce. Fortunately, various Italian cities, such as Rome, Milan, and the like, are homes to great Italian-language schools. Once you get to Italy and start your work, you can enroll in any of them to make sustaining your job a lot easier. 

 

How to Get a Job in Italy

 

Focus on Your Network

Arguably one of the best ways to actually find a job in Italy is through your network. If you're currently living abroad, you can ask your friends who already work in Italy what companies are looking for new hires. And when you've actually moved to Italy, make friends as soon as possible. You never know who among your new local acquaintances might get you your first job in the country. With this in mind, it also helps to continuously mention to anyone you meet that you're looking for a job. Again, you never know who'll give you your first opportunity in Italy. 

 

Join an Employment Agency

If your network hasn't helped you enough, you can always join an employment agency. Yes, such agencies still exist in Italy and they're totally effective in helping you find work. The best thing about them is that they're professionals at it, which means whatever job that comes to you through them, you can expect that they'll be the perfect fit. Though it should be noted that employment agencies in Italy are most suitable for those looking for temporary and part-time work. They're still jobs, but not exactly the permanent positions you were hoping for when you moved to Italy. 

 

How to Get a Job in Italy

 

Centro per l’impiego

Similarly to employment agencies, recruitment centers are also popular in Italy. Here, they call it the Centro per l’impiego. What makes these entities so effective is that they focus on jobs that are within your vicinity. Looking for a job in the town you just moved to? The Centro per l’impiego will find it for you. You won't have to commute for hours to get to work, this center will make sure of that. And, of course, they can focus on your areas of expertise and where your skills and abilities will be put to good use. 

 

Go on Job-Searching Websites

In this day and age, the most common way to look for a job is to go online. There are now a handful of job-searching websites that the unemployed can log into to get new employment. In fact, these online platforms have practically replaced newspapers' want ads as the go-to medium for looking for a job. And more often than not, applications through such are a lot easier too. You just send your CV (or any other requirement they're asking for) to the employer who posted the job post and wait for a reply. Once you're invited for an interview, this is where the application process goes in full swing. 

 

Always Look Presentable

At all times, always look presentable. This touches on all the other previous points on this list. Look presentable when making friends and broadening your network. Look presentable when joining an employment agency. Look presentable when seeking help from Centro per l’impiego, And make sure your online profile on any job-searching websites look presentable as well. Finally, when you're invited for an interview, no matter what kind of position is at hand, look presentable! Italians are mostly all bout the aesthetics, and when they see that you put in as much effort in your appearance, they might just be convinced of hiring you! 

 

How to Get a Job in Italy

 

In this day and age, there are now multiple ways on how to get a job in Italy. A good many of them have proven to be effective and they'll help you clinch any employment here in this beautiful but also extremely busy country. 


Once you're hired for a job, you can finally invest in your Italian luxury home. You'll find that they're worth putting aside a portion of your paycheck for!




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