Jobs In Rome, Italy For English Speakers
High Urgency - Swift and Easy
Finding Jobs in Rome, Italy can be a laborious task, but the payoff is immense. A first, hesitant glance by prospective English-speaking employees will see a huge demand in a few select areas. These are.
Certified EFL instructors.
English language Business coaching.
- Pub work (be advised it is not the custom to tip in Italy - although you will receive tips from foreigners)
- Hotel-Hostel work.
*I have added Tour guide because it is easy to find a job in this field. A warning however: As attractive as it may see, particularly during the summer, I have had all round terrible experience in this sector. One position was illegal, many lacking the proper permits and you will occasionally be shouted at publicly by competitor's whose clientelle you are stealing -- steer clear.
If you are urgently require work, then finding one of the following is an almost immediate endeavour. Granted, the choices are not flamboyant, and oftentimes they are akin to working in a pressure-cooker, but they are readily available. And once you've established a financial toe-hold in Rome, you will be able to find another job with more dexterity.
Two ways of rapidly of browsing such offers are:
Wanted In Rome - Job Vacancies (you may also post your free ad here for finding employers, the catch? 20 characters to do so, if you want to add more detail you must subscribe).
Roma Caput Mundi
If you are looking down at a 3-6 month wait before needing a Job, you will have time to inform yourself more completely about your options. If you have less than 3 months I suggest you return to the high urgency section of this article because response times can be long -- this is Rome after all.
Firstly, you can afford to be choosy, fend off the pessimism. I've seen this first-hand. There is and will be, a high demand for English fluency. If you know more than one language then you might want to look at Jobs in the tourism industry.
An immediate mid-term online resources are the following:
You may also wish (if you still have the time) to contact companies directly that operate in Italy. Better yet, multinationals, NGO's and charities that operate globally. I know many friends that work in the FAO and the WFP here.
For those who contemplating a job, or who are looking at one in the future, your best bet is to handpick the companies you are interested in and contacting them directly. As a modern western nation Italy contains almost of all large companies that operate globally. The local, Italian scene is flooded by huge contests that are closer to being lotteries than real chances. There is not much room here for foreigners.
I have no real suggestions here because your options are unlimited in terms of target.
Things To Keep In Mind
Should I opt for public transport, how much is it?
A monthly pass is relatively cheap at a regular, undiscounted price of 30 Euro. Rome's transport system is functional but erratic. It is not uncommon to see 4-5 buses strung together and then none for 40 minutes. Altogether buses average at about 15 mins waiting time - could be worse. Metros run ever runs minutes but do a notoriously bad job of reaching much of the residential quarters of the city, and most of the night life.
Warning: Strikes are frequent and brutal.
Working papers, Health care and more
Italy's health care is socialized and often charitable (they won't kick you out). Beyond this I cannot answer the question because it will depend from where you are traveling. For instance an EU citizen is covered both in terms of working abroad and medically.
- Cigarettes average around 4 euros
- A single way bus pass is a euro.
- Groceries are relatively inexpensive.
- Mobile and land-line phone rates are financially draining (for mobile phones I recommend a subscription to WIND - the lesser or 3 evils)
- Housing is a nightmare. A single, decently central room will cost you 400 euros a month. Plan in advance or you'll end up at the salvation army.