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Looking for career prospects in Malta? How about Valletta? Here are some tips to help you land a job in the capital city.

Located in the East-center of Malta and stretching over 80 hectares of land, Valletta is the Maltese capital city. The city has been named after Jean Parisot de La Valette who led the fight against Ottoman invasion in 1565. To date, its population amounts to some 6,000 inhabitants.

Valletta has been classified as a world heritage by the UNESCO for its sumptuous baroque architecture and monuments dating back to the 16th century. It also hosts the national Parliament, the court house, administrative offices, as well as several ministries and government departments

Valletta is also deemed to be the country's cultural heart thanks to museums, gardens, as well as festivals that are held there all year round. In short, the city is the ideal place to be if you are looking forward to settle and work in a dynamic environment which has nothing to envy to other international cities.

Economy

Malta has a particularly flourishing economy although it does not have any nature resource. In fact, it has managed to give a new dynamism to its economy thanks to human resources, as well as international, trade, financial services, tourism, real estate, online games, electronic manufacturing, pharmaceutical products, information and technology and call centers.

In March 2015, unemployment rate in Malta stood at 5.8%, which is relatively low compared to other European cities. The economy also relies on foreign direct investment. Indeed, according to specialists, the country is expected to experience a sustainable economic growth on the average and long term.

Labor market

You should know, above all, that you stand more chances of being hired in Malta if you have a good command of English, or if you are bilingual. As Malta is actively involved in the global economy, local companies need staff that can represent them worldwide.

So if you stand above the lot, you can turn towards the following recruiting sectors: web design and developing, English web graphics, finance, accounting, information and communication technology, auditing, and even health care (nursing).

Find a job

Like anywhere else in the world, there are various ways to look for a job in Valletta. Why not start by registering with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) which can provide you with relevant information tips, as well as current job offers? Feel free to seek the assistance of local recruitment agencies as well. You can find these anywhere across the city and, with some patience, these can definitely help you find the ideal job according to your profile and expectations.

Otherwise, you can also view offers on the Internet thanks to several specialized job websites. Consider sending spontaneous job applications as well. You could as well as local companies, and even drop by, to seek for an interview with the director or human resource representative.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Jobs in Malta 
Expat.com – Working in Malta Forum 
Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) www.etc.gov.mt
EURES www.eures.com.mt
The Times of Malta www.timesofmalta.com
Yellow Pages Malta – Employment agencies www.yellow.com.mt
Glassdoor www.glassdoor.com
Monster jobsearch.monster.com

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