Work in Malta | Making Moves in Malta’s Recruitment Market
As the days are getting shorter and the cold weather is a regular feature, we looked to sunnier climes and caught up with David Marchant (Country Manager) in Malta and his recent relocation from the UK.
“Luck happens when hard work meets opportunity.”
You have recently moved to Malta from Hampshire, how are you settling in?
It’s great here. I pinch myself every day when I look at the stunning view across Ta’Xbiex Harbour over to the historical city of Valletta. Inspiring. REED are consistent in their set up across Europe, so I have the excitement of exploring a new country, underpinned by reassurance and familiarity of my workplace. The opportunity out here is tremendous! We will be growing our market share and the team through proving the best recruitment consultancy to our candidates and clients across the country.
Congratulations on reaching your 10 year milestone, What advice would give yourself now starting out in Recruitment?
Remember that your candidates are just as important as your clients, offer them the best consultative service and they’ll stick with you throughout their career, from you placing them, to them placing job vacancies with you.
It’s been 10 years and it doesn’t feel like it at all, I love my job more than ever and feel privileged to be where I am today. If that’s not achievement enough, being able to do what I do best, at the best recruitment agency in another country, whilst offering my family wonderful new opportunities, now that’s hard to beat.
So what have been the main differences since you relocated… the weather right?
Well, depends on who you ask. We get somewhere between 300 to 304 days of sunshine. As I write this (November 2018) it’s clear skies and 22 degrees outside. It’s a massively candidate driven market here and my style of “people buy from people” really lends itself well to the culture. The alfresco dining at home after a long day is a welcome change too.
Sounds great, how can people join REED in Malta?
We are not recruiting right now [November], but are always happy to hear from potential consultants, experienced or otherwise. You don’t need recruitment experience but you do need to “Bring your ‘A’ Game!” I have a fantastic team here each consultant is very different and successful in their own right. To work here you have to be ready for rejection, be resilient and have a growth / open mindset. To be successful here you need to work hard, the structure and consistency will follow suit.