It's been months since I visited this forum, sorry ^^ And I was still back in Sweden
... short recap: Unemployed teenage parent family in a county with a 20 % overall unemployment and over 30 % youth unemployment. Don't even get me started on what we had to do to survive or the many other MAJOR faults about Sweden.
No place is perfect and the grass isn't always greener but some places definately place close to the bottom.
Anyhow we studied Malta for a few weeks and started a casual jobsearch from Sweden, we had a hit with a turkish family that needed childcare for a month before they were going back to turkey for a while. Nice way to enter and explore Maltas culture and workmarket, and sure enough it was alot of luck. After 3 weeks or so I started applying for jobs (I ofc had already applied from Sweden but I figured this would improve my chances).
And you would not believe the amount of response a low-educated, unexperienced swedish teenage father could get. I had my first interview in Malta (and of my life, even though my amazing amount of applications in Sweden) and things went crazy fast and one month later we had our own luxurious central apartment and a fair income.
One month later my girlfriend's father comes down (recent programming grad) and a few weeks later he has his dreamjob aswell. Now my girlfriend is just scratching the job market an has already had two interviews and we're planning on employing a full time au pair.
Big rant there huh.
So Anyways, a total of 3 or so months in Malta we've gone from bottom to awesome, starvation and cramped living areas to a very large duplex apartment in St. Julians.
If you want to change your life and you're willing to make a good effort Malta is one of the good options.
In Sweden most people believe Malta is a stoneage country with witchdoctors and disease outbreaks. In truth the healthcare is rated higher than Sweden and the poverty and unemployment rates are unexisting.
P.s. might aswell squeeze in that if you're looking for a young positive girl fluent in swedish and english and understanding of other nordic languages give us a message.
So to all the nay-sayers out there, if Malta didn't work out for you it is very likely not the fault of the country. I've declined three higher pay job interviews since I found employment just to build some solid work experience before I move up the payranks.
Sure here may be some faults but the ups are much more noticable than the downs, and if you get bored you can easily take cheap vacations to several exotic places.
Thx to GozoMark and the team here for a couple of tips and directions that put me on a good track. 8) 8)