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Rome - Employment
Rome is a popular tourist city. As a result, many expats find themselves in the hospitality or tourism industry, as jobs are more plentiful in these areas and being bilingual may prove as an advantage.
Others teach the English language to native Italian speakers or work for other expats.
Often times, the jobs available for expats are low in pay and could make life in your new home a struggle.
Those expats that seem to have the most success, in finding a job in Rome, have a working knowledge and command of Italian. Speaking the native language seems to open up more opportunities for expats living in Rome.
Another way to be successful in finding a job, in Rome, is to learn the proper business etiquette and how to best present yourself to potential employers in Rome. Remember, you are relocating to a foreign country and assimilating into an entirely different culture.
Experience and education, already proven in your current field, will help you have greater success in finding a well-paying job in Rome, as in any country.
It is also a good idea to spend some time in Rome before re-locating. Travel to Rome and learn about what opportunities are in the community. Research the jobs that are available and gain knowledge of the companies you want to work for. This can be an excellent opportunity to network with other expats and natives that are successfully employed in Rome. Networking is a wonderful tool for learning and getting your foot in the door at the right companies and helping you conquer the narrow expat job market.
While making your initial trip to Rome, you can learn about job openings the same way you would in your current country. Read the classified ads, check with employment agencies, or simply listen. Many great jobs are learned about by word of mouth.
If you cannot take time to go to Rome and look for a job before relocating, you can take your job search to the Internet. This approach may take a little longer, as Italian businesses prefer to meet potential applicants face to face. However, it can take some of the stress out of waiting until you relocate to begin looking for a job. Below are some websites that can help you with your job search.
No matter what source you use for finding a job in Rome, you will need to translate your resume into Italian. Remember, not all Italians speak English. If you do not speak Italian, or are not comfortable enough translating it yourself, you can use a translation service. Below are some links for resume translation services.
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