Job hunting in Italy

Job hunting in Italy

If you have decided to work in Italy, you will look for a job first.

There are several ways of job hunting in the country using different resources.

  1. Newspapers. Most national. Regional and local newspapers include job vacancies. There are also specialized local and national newspapers for job seekers. Jobs are also advertised in industry and trade newspapers and magazines. Most major newspapers and magazines have websites where you can usually access vacancies as well. You can also place an advertisement in the proper section.
  2. Employment offices. It is a good idea to visit local employment offices and other agencies in the country. There you will find all the information needed and will find vacancies for non-professional skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled jobs.
  3. Information centers and libraries. Local information centers are useful for information about jobs, job hunting, education and more. Main libraries also provide a range of resources for job seekers but don’t offer assistance as information centers.
  4. Chambers of Commerce. Foreign chambers of commerce in Italy maintain lists of their member companies doing business in the country.
  5. Unsolicited applications to companies. Apply to American, British or other multi-national company with offices or subsidiaries in Italy and make written applications direct to Italian companies. Making unsolicited job applications can be more successful than responding to advertisements. Some companies recruit a large percentage of employees through unsolicited applications.
  6. Networking. Networking involves getting together with like-minded people to discuss business. Personal recommendation is often the best way to find employment in Italy.
  7. Personal applications. The best chance of getting certain jobs in Italy is to apply in person. Many companies don’t advertise at all but rely on attracting workers by word of mouth. Shops and supermarkets often put vacancy notices in their windows.

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