Where are the jobs in regional Australia?
Q. Where are the jobs in regional Australia?
A. Depending on what you're looking for (and how open you are to new experiences) jobs are everywhere.
However moving from the city to the country is a big deal. Trev and I have just entered our fourth year of 'tree change'. It's only now, after trial and error - and work - that we feel like we 'know the ropes and feel part of the community. Working in the town that you live in certainly helps. However it's likely that you will be looking at regional cities and large towns to make a quid.
Just as Mulder and Scully famously said "The Truth is Out There", so too are the jobs.
But here's the thing.
They're not on Seek. They're not even online.
Well, they *may* be, but it's more likely than not that the plum opportunities are hidden from sight. This doesn't mean that you can't tap into them, it's just a matter of knowing how.
If you're considering tree (or sea) change, start developing your network in a city or town of growth. I live in Victoria, so some towns / cities I would start looking are:
Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura, Albury-Wodonga.
Smaller towns, population 10k+ are definitely worth investigating. Warragul is going ahead in knots, as is Traralgon. With proximity to Melbourne, AND a train line, opportunities open up.
Bendigo is projected to double in size in the next decade. This presents HUGE opportunity. You don't have to live in town. Heathcote is a small community of 3000 people that is rapidly transforming. We are 45 minute drive (about 2 sets of traffic lights) from Bendigo's CBD.
Over the coming days and weeks, I will share more about tapping the hidden job market and building a 'name' for yourself in a new town or city.
I've got a real passion for helping people connect to opportunity and if you're a regional employer don't hesitate to get in touch, as I may be able to help you, too.