If you had a choice of where to live, you might select a place where the summers were hot and the winters were comfortable. Perhaps the architecture would be attractive, the lifestyle fun and modern, yet with a historical background which lent your new cultural climate roots. The location would attract tourists all year round, so job opportunities would abound if you could compete with the other candidates who wanted to work there. Malta could be the right place to live and work if these are important to you.
Finding jobs in Malta may not be as hard as you think. It all depends on your skill set. For example, if you can speak another language, this would be very useful in a country where tourism is critical. This Mediterranean island attracts consumers from all over the world, so if you know how to speak English plus Spanish, German, Portuguese or French, you already have an advantage over job applicants who do not have a second language. There are even some jobs which require candidates who can speak Norwegian.
Although Malta is small, it is home to some big companies and large towns. As with any community, Malta needs people to work in a variety of industries including insurance, taxation, accounting, electronics, and even the government. Hospitality, which would be a seasonal industry in other countries, keeps tour guides, hotel staff and restaurant owners busy all year round in Malta. Every type of service profession under the tourism umbrella looks for staff on a regular basis. The turn over for employees in tourism tends to be fairly brisk since many individuals work for a summer just during a gap year to earn money for school, or they work their way up to better paying positions and leave minimum wage behind them as quickly as they can.
There is also another reason why turn around can be so swift. Since Malta is a holiday destination, it also attracts working travelers who wish to experience Malta for a year by earning money while they visit. This is a popular kind of holiday for young people who have enough energy to wait on tables by day and party at night.
Then again, whether Malta was a tourist destination or not, there are a few things the people living here will always need: doctors, nurses and teachers. People living here include parents with school-aged children. All of these professionals, being so highly trained, have settled into their careers. Finding jobs here in these professions will be harder than establishing a role in the hospitality industry.
An in-between job could involve working in the health and beauty sector. Lots of hotels and resorts attract patrons by advertising special spa breaks. While on holiday, people will often treat themselves to beauty treatments. If you know how to give a decent massage, a perm, or a manicure, you could have a chance of working here. Find your niche and a satisfying job could await you, even if you have to create it.