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Recruitment 17 Oct 2023

Navigating Malta's Workforce - Advice if you're looking to relocate to Malta

user-img David Ozi Borg
Businessman in a jacket and glasses sitting at a table, signing a contract with the flag of Malta in the background.

!If you are a professional seeking employment in Malta, Welcome

This article will provide valuable tips to help you thrive in Malta's current work environment.


Language Skills

English serves as the primary language for business in Malta. Enhance your English language proficiency to effectively communicate with colleagues, clients and superiors. Familiarising yourself with basic phrases in Maltese to connect with locals and show your commitment to becoming part of the community is a bonus.

Embrace Malta's Cultural Diversity

Malta boasts a diverse workforce, where different cultures, languages and perspectives coexist. Embrace this multicultural environment by demonstrating respect and appreciation for diversity and the culture and celebrate yourself! Absolutely recognise the value that your own cultural background brings to the Maltese workforce and don’t fall into the self-deprecating mindset when seeking employment.


Foster Professional Relationships


Take advantage of the many networking events through Linkedin and Facebook to showcase your ambition to potential employers and connect with headhunters and recruiters.

Networking and building professional relationships are key in Malta. Attend industry events, join associations and actively engage in social opportunities. Cultivating connections with local professionals can open doors to new opportunities, provide insights into the job market and facilitate integration into the professional community.


Punctuality and Professionalism


Punctuality and professionalism hold great importance in Maltese work culture. Arriving on time for meetings, appointments and deadlines is essential. Adhere to the company's dress code and maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions. This will earn you respect and help you assimilate into the local work environment.


Stay Updated with Industry Trends

Malta's business environment is dynamic, with industries constantly evolving. Stay informed about the latest industry trends, innovations and regulations relevant to your field. Demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and professional development by attending workshops, conferences and seminars.

By understanding and integrating into the Maltese work culture, Colombian, Indian and European professionals can thrive in their careers in Malta. Embrace the multicultural environment, prioritise work-life balance, uphold professionalism, cultivate professional relationships, stay abreast of industry trends and embrace new experiences. These tips will empower you to navigate the Maltese workforce successfully and enjoy a rewarding professional journey in Malta.

David Ozi Borg

Co-Founder & COO BigWig Headhunters

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