Excerpted from the Italy Career Guide
Italy is famous for its own kind of networking, which often resembles what foreigners call nepotism or favoritism. But being raccomandato in Italy does not have the same negative connotation that it has in other parts of the world. Having someone make a call on behalf of a friend or contact isn’t strange or ‘the easy way,’ but just the way it is done in Italy - and it works. The best advice for getting a job in Italy is to solicit aggressively through networking. Italians place enormous emphasis on who one knows, and connections are considered vital to finding employment.
Online Job Sites
On this website, both companies and users can find lists of employment offers in main Italian cities. Consultation, modification and résumé/CV posting are free. The first page has a list of the most recent jobs posted divided by sector. Most vacancies posted focus on marketing, commercial, HR and IT jobs.
Via Reims 8
Tel: +39 0553989460
Government Employment Resources
European Employment Services (EURES)
http://ec.europa.eu/eures/ (Italian, English and 23 other languages)
EURES is a system conceived by the European Union to facilitate the movement of workers among member countries. It consists of a network of offices from 31 member states that manage 1.4 million of job requests and 30,000 employers through a central database. Candidates can look for a job in their home countries or elsewhere within the European Union. While non-EU citizens are not actively assisted by the service, everyone can browse the job listings and take advantage of the information. Non-EU citizens must secure a valid working visa before beginning any job in the European Union.
Tel: 00 800 4080 4080 or + 352 42 44 87
Email: contact form
http://www.sportellostage.it/ (Italian and English)
This website is a free public service that aims to promote internships in the Italian market for young professionals. Sportello Stage promotes internships with thousands of companies both in Italy and abroad to qualified young people and graduates. Its target group is composed of young adults (87 percent of its candidates are aged between 23 and 32 years) with a high level of education (79 percent are college graduates). It organizes weekly meetings to update students and young professionals on the current market and various job opportunities (reservations are required).
Sportello Stage - Rome
Via Pavia 6/8
Tel: +39 064440443
Fax: +39 06 4451278
Sportello Stage - Milan
Via Agnesi 3
Tel: +39 0258430691
Fax: +39 02 58430690
Staffing Agencies and Temporary Help Firms
This is an Italian staffing company that operates mainly in Northern Italy. It serves more than 15,000 clients and is specialized in positions for both professionals and first-time jobseekers. Registration is required to post résumés/CVs and access services, including the job vacancy page.
Viale dell'Industria 60
Tel: +39 049 89 34 994
Fax: +39 049 89 35 068
Executive Recruiters and Search Firms
http://www.cegos-search.it (Italian, English)
This is an international recruitment firm with almost 50 years of experience specialized in the sales/marketing, IT, finance, human resources, legal, and research and development sectors. Online vacancies can be browsed by specialty. The website also offers a service called ‘under 30’ dedicated to graduates and young professionals entering the job market for the first time.
Piazza Velasca 5
Tel: +39 02 806721
Newspapers that Publish Job Advertisements
Bollettino del Lavoro
This is the website of the magazine Bollettino del Lavoro (Labor Bulletin), and it contains job opportunities across Italy. The website offers an e-newsletter for job news. The magazine, distributed in 15 regions, provides information on job fairs and events related to employment throughout the country. A fee is required for an annual subscription.
Bollettino del Lavoro
Via Savonarola, 16
Tel: +39 0532241356
Fax: +39 0532209144
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Italy Guide.