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How do I find a job when I have no local contacts?

Finding work in the country isn’t as hard as you think. If you’re fortunate enough to have a portable skill, you’ll be able to start work straight away, assuming you’ve found an area that has the infrastructure and demand that you’ll need. If you’ll need to find a completely new job, take a fresh look at everything you have to offer.
  • Update your CV, taking everything you’ve ever done into account. This is a great way to focus on how your skills might be deployed in a different way
  • Contact local business associations, employment agencies or the council and discuss the type of work you’ll be looking for
  • Talk to employment agencies or management consultants about the types of skills that are in demand
  • Be prepared to travel between towns for employment and remember, it takes far less time to commute in the country and it can even be enjoyable!
  • Consider taking a temporary position, even if it’s not your ideal choice. If it gets you to your dream location, you can work on perfecting your employment options once you’re there
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