Excerpted from the Italy Career Guide
In Italy, jobs are rarely publicized and interviews are rare. While this may seem odd initially, the reasons behind such a phenomenon are rational: Italy has a relatively large number of highly-educated citizens and a very small number of job openings. More often than not, it is a person with a certain skill set who, by virtue of presenting him/herself to the company or manager, will trigger a plan to create a job. Therefore, the jobseeker is encouraged to identify his/her own special set of skills, identify the type of company where these skills could be needed and then begin the process of getting through the door.
Online Job Sites
Jobrapido.it is one of the leading job search engines. It helps jobseekers in searching through all job vacancies posted in Italy. Candidates can search by the most popular jobs or the most popular cities and can activate the Job Alert service by registering in a specific section. The website contains links to other countries’ websites via the main website (www.jobrapido.net).
Government Employment Resources
European Employment Services (EURES)
http://ec.europa.eu/eures/home.jsp?lang=en (Italian, English, German, French)
EURES is a system conceived by the European Union (EU) to facilitate the movement of workers among member countries. It consists of a network of offices from 31 member states that manage almost a million of job requests and 23,000 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 listings and take advantage of the information. Non-EU citizens must secure a valid working visa before beginning any job in the European Union.
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 age 32 and younger. It organizes weekly meetings to update students and young professionals on the current market and various job opportunities (service available upon reservation). It also has a link that allows users to search for internships all over the world (www.europlacement.com).
Sportello Stage - Roma
Via Pavia 6/8
Tel: +39 064440443
Sportello Stage - Milano
Via Agnesi 3
Tel: +39 0258430691
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. A registration is required to post CVs and access services, including the job vacancy page.
Viale dell'Industria 60
Executive Recruiters and Search Firms
http://www.cegos-search.it (Italian, Spanish)
This is an international recruitment firm with almost 50 years of experience specialized in the sales/marketing, information technology, 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), on sale at the price of 2.00 EUR and containing more than 20,000 job opportunities. This website offers an e-newsletter for job news. The magazine provides information on job fairs and events related to employment all over 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.