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“Fly over for interviews. Most companies will pay for your interview expenses, so make sure you have a job before you move. Hard lesson learnt, I thought it would be easier. I was paid to fly over and attend interviews but didn’t get the jobs. I should have waited before moving. Have somewhere to stay, even if it’s a friend or cousin, before you arrive.”

“I think I would advise someone to look for accommodation well in advance. This was a mistake I made, and left me in the position of having to look in my first few weeks of a new job which was extremely stressful.”

“Don’t go unless you have a job sorted first and don’t commit to living somewhere until you have moved over and got your bearings. Also be aware of water charges and council tax that you don’t have to pay at home.”

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Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  
Moving to London; A Practical Companion for Irish People  

A helpful, practical and comprehensive guide to Moving to London for Irish people. Published by the London Irish Centre in May 2012.

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