All the blogs that feature top tips and ideas, mainly to do with relocation and working at eCabs, on the eCabs website will fall under this tag.


How to apply for a job at eCabs

How to apply for a job at eCabs

The journey to landing your ideal job at eCabs can be exhilarating yet challenging. In a world where competition is fierce, it’s essential to stand out and navigate the recruitment process with confidence.

In this blog post, I share valuable insights and tips to help you ace every step of the recruitment process.

Understand your preferences and priorities

Before you hit that ‘Apply’ button, take a moment to reflect on what truly matters to you in your next role.

I suggest considering various aspects, such as company culture, daily responsibilities, project interests, management style, office environment, and work arrangement (remote, hybrid, or on-site).

Remember, the interview process is not just about you impressing the company – you are interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you.

Prepare a winning CV

Crafting an impactful CV is a crucial step when you are applying for a job at eCabs. I would advise using a clean, polished format that spans no more than two pages.

If you decided to include a cover letter, keep in mind that most recruiters just skim them for writing style, level of English, and an explanation for a career change.

Make sure that your contact information is professional and complete (full name – first and last, no middle, location – city/state/country, telephone number – with country code and mobile number, and email address) listing essential details without any unnecessary embellishment.

Use a ‘professional’ email address, not one associated with hobbies or other interests. For example – [email protected] rather than [email protected].

If you decide to include a photo of yourself, make sure that it is also professional – no ‘duck lips,’ no alcoholic beverages in hand, a neutral background, no graduation or wedding photos.

List your employment experience in chronological order with your most recent experience first.  Include company name, job title, and dates of employment.

You should also include your professional achievements using bullet points under each employer. Wherever possible provide specific measurements, such as ‘increased productivity by 10 percent’.

Include any skills relevant to the role that you are applying for – the languages you speak, technology skills and so on. If you are applying for a tech role, list the software and hardware that you have experience with.

Finally, be sure to include your educational background, and any relevant certifications. You should not include scans of actual certificates, or grades for specific courses or O’ / A’ level exams.

Make sure you are ready for the interview

As you prepare to interview for a job at eCabs, I recommend reviewing the job description and identifying your transferable skills.

  • Dive into the company’s history and understand what drew you to the role.
  • Prepare responses to common interview questions such as areas for improvement and reasons for leaving your current job.
  • Have a salary range in mind for the role in the location for which you are applying.
  • Know your notice period or availability to start a new role.

Be yourself

During the interview itself, focus on maintaining a composed demeanor and making eye contact, even in virtual interviews (looking into the camera helps when addressing the interviewer).

Be authentic in your responses and engage the interviewer by asking thoughtful questions that go beyond salary and job logistics. For example, ask about the role, team, and company culture.

Don’t forget to discuss the next steps in the recruitment process and the expected timeline for feedback.

Nailing recruitment tasks

For some roles, we incorporate recruitment tasks to evaluate candidates’ skills. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your expertise!

Ask questions if you need clarification and ensure you submit your task on time.

If you’re unable to complete the task, communicate with the recruiter early on. Perhaps, there is a more junior role that the company can offer you.

Seal the deal

If you receive an offer for a job at eCabs, and you are excited about the opportunity, go ahead and share your excitement with the recruiter!

  • Make sure you listen attentively to the details of the offer in their entirety.
  • Your salary expectations should align with the previously discussed range.
  • If you need more time to consider the offer, request a reasonable extension, keeping it within not more than three days at the very maximum.

Once you’re ready to accept the job offer, communicate your decision, and agree on a start date.

Examine the employment contract

Thoroughly review your employment contract. Highlight any clauses that you may have questions or concerns about to discuss later with the recruiter. Do be open to understanding the rationale behind certain clauses.

Once you’re satisfied, it’s time to sign the contract and celebrate your official joining of the eCabs team!

Provide any requested information to get you into the appropriate systems and onto the payroll (such as bank account information, and previous pay slips).

If you need a work permit for EU employment, complete the appropriate application form and provide the necessary paperwork promptly (passport, CV, lease agreement, medical exams, and so on).

Seamless onboarding

Make your first days at work less stressful with these tips.

  • Make sure you are aware of and understand the arrival time, as well as any dress code.
  • Make contact with the IT department for technology setup and access.
  • Connect with HR/Office Management to get acquainted with your colleagues and office environment.
  • Schedule an onboarding session with your hiring manager or a senior team member to help you ease into your new role with confidence.

Finally, settle in and enjoy your new environment and teammates. Welcome to your future with eCabs Technologies – a journey filled with growth, opportunities, and success!

What to do as soon as you move to a new country

What to do as soon as you move to a new country?

In this blog, we give some top tips about what to do as soon as you move to another country .

Sort out your commute

How are you going to get to and from work (if you are doing hybrid or office work) when you relocate to a new country?

Will you walk, cycle, hire a car, catch the bus, or use a ride-hailing or taxi service? Or perhaps a combination of the three, depending on the weather?

Check out maps, bus timetables, bus stop locations and ride-hailing apps to be better informed.

Once you start work, start a conversation and see if any of your new colleagues live close by to see if there is the possibility of carpooling.

Check out your neighbourhood

After you have got down to the first task of unpacking your essentials, why not take a stroll round the neighbourhood that you have decided to make your new home.

See if there are any supermarkets around. And check out if there are any restaurants or drinking holes that you fancy.

We know it’s so easy to order food and groceries online nowadays. But sometimes, it is nice to explore, venture outside and do things face-to-face.

And this may also be a nice way to meet your neighbours and maybe make good friends in the process.

Have some fun once you move to a new country

Being social comes naturally to some people. They are the life and soul of the party and they find it easy to make new friends. These kinds of people will find this suggestion an easy one.

For those of you who may be a bit more introverted, you may find this piece of advice a little bit more difficult.

However, even if you do not feel comfortable at first, when you relocate to a new country, going out to explore, getting out of your comfort zone, attending local events, making new friends as an adult, and trying out different things should be part of you settling into your new home.

Ask for help when you need to

Even if you are a totally independent kind of person, when you move to a new country, there will be some things you will not know about.

No matter how much internet searching and research you did beforehand. So go ahead and ask.

Talk to people – you might be surprised how most people will only be too glad to help. Especially if you are asking about something they are proud of, such as cultural events or traditions.

It is also a good conversation starter. And small talk can often evolve into something deeper, again leading to making potential new friends.

Stay in touch with family and friends after you relocate

It is all too easy to get caught up in your new life and not think about those you have left behind that often when you relocate to a new country and meet new people.

Schedule voice and video calls with your loved ones when you can – maybe try and make them a regular thing.

Another idea would be to write a blog online so your friends and family can keep up with your adventures.

eCabs’ Recruitment team is ready to help all our relocating employees once they arrive in Malta. Interested?

6 top tips for a successful relocation

6 top tips for a successful relocation

When it comes to successful relocation planning, you need to start early and organise yourself well. Here are some important steps that may be of help.

Make a project plan

As soon as you have determined the date when you will be making your move, go ahead and book a removal company if you need one.

They tend to get booked up very fast, so they may not be able to help you on the day that you need them if you are not careful.

It is also wise to make a relocation budget, and stick to it as much as you can.

If you are moving overseas, now is the time to book the mode of transport you will be using to get to your final destination.

Make a to-do list

One key to a successful move is keeping organised.

Write out a to-do list and tick off the tasks you complete.

Not only will this make your life easier, but it will also give you a feeling of satisfaction that you are on the way to reaching your goal.

Things to put on your list include:

  • Key dates for when you need to complete your tasks.
  • Items you need to help you pack including boxes, tape etc.
  • What you are going to take with you / trash / recycle / donate.
  • Important documents and paperwork you require.
  • Services and subscriptions you need to cancel or redirect.

Check in with your moving company

If you have booked a moving company to help you carry or store your belongings, it is a good idea to check in with them a few days before your moving date to make sure all is well.

Also make sure to check that they will be there on the reserved day and at the right time. You don’t want any nasty surprises on the day.

Always have a Plan B to ensure a successful relocation

In life, things rarely go exactly to plan. So, it is important to have a ‘Plan B’ just in case.

In this way, when things go wrong (and they invariably will), try not to panic and do be flexible.

If you have an alternative plan, you can be safe in the knowledge that you can salvage your day/time/money.

Take care of children and pets

Moving is always a tense experience to a certain extent. Even more so if children or animals are involved.

Big events such as moving can make them stressed or worried, so do try and make their experience as easy and pleasant as possible.

On moving day, try to get someone else to take care of them, so you can concentrate fully on the move.

Research your new home for a successful relocation experience

Finally, do some homework on the country you are moving to well before you leave.

It is a great idea to learn about things like the weather, language, culture, and customs so you have an idea of what to expect when you arrive to start your exciting new life and start to meet new people.

If you are working onsite, you should also research where the office building is, and how best to get there, so you are not late or flustered on your first day of work.

Are you thinking of moving abroad for work and have the skills we need? Check out our Careers page and see if you are a good fit for any of our current roles.

5 reasons to move to another country for work

5 reasons to move to another country for work

In this blog, we outline why moving to another country for work can benefit you and your career.

Brand new life skills

Even before you leave your home country, you are already experiencing new challenges.

First off, even before you leave to start a new life abroad, you will have to hone your organisation skills to sort out your move. From packing your belongings to finding a transportation company to sorting out any pending administrative matters.

Once you get to your new destination, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the list of things you have to do. Plus being in a new, unknown place – to settle down in, not just as a holiday – may feel daunting.

For the first few weeks, do not hesitate to ask people for help if you need it. You will soon catch on and start feeling more comfortable.

Discovering the best places for food shopping and entertainment will make you feel more at home. As will figuring out how to get around with public transport, keeping within your budget, and figuring out how to pay your bills.

Learning to cook your own meals (especially if you never did so before) will give you a huge feeling of satisfaction.

The most satisfying feelings come after a challenge. And once you’ve had some time to make a fresh start, you will also feel a tremendous sense of achievement.

Moving to another country for work can benefit your career

Moving to a new country and finding work there shows recruiters and employers that you can rise to a challenge, and are adaptable, independent, driven, and motivated.

It also shows that you are adept at soft skills such as good communication.

Many employers value international experience, especially in the tech industry. Showing that you have had experience working internationally on your CV is therefore a good idea.

All this might just give you the edge over any other candidates while giving your career a boost.

Experience a new culture

When you are on holiday in another country you only get to experience the tip of the iceberg, as it were. Once you move to another country for work, it is a completely different story.

Living in a different country for a longer period of time means that you will be able to immerse yourself in that country’s culture.

This will make you feel more at home (and less homesick, if you are missing your friends and family).

Expand your professional and personal network

Moving to another country for work can offer a number of career advancement opportunities. Working in a new environment can give you exposure to new ideas, approaches, and technologies.

All this can help you grow and develop professionally. Furthermore, when you work in a new chosen country, you are not only expanding your professional network, but your personal one as well.

The professional relationships with your new colleagues may lead to other interesting career moves, even within the same company. The new friends you make will probably remain friends forever.

A better quality of life

Moving to another country for work can often offer an improved work-life balance.

Sometimes it can also offer more vacation and better healthcare, as well as more diverse cultural amenities and more outdoor space and access to nature.

Living in a new country may also offer a more affordable cost of living.

Living abroad will broaden your mind

Meeting people who come from different cultures, trying new things, and having experiences which you would not have normally had at home will expand your mind and enrich your life.

When you live and work abroad, you are constantly learning and growing.

Interested in working with eCabs? We currently have a number of open positions in our head office in Malta.