"I wanted to ask you if you had any insight on the job market in Scotland? I am not set in any particular field and am a little nervous about finding a job I enjoy/love."
Let's just set the record straight from the beginning shall we? I'm no expert. When we moved here in early 2008 it was hard for me to find a job. The economy had just tanked and everyone was out of a job. I finally found a job a year later in a bakery. I worked there for two years before I took my maternity leave and became a stay-at-home Mom. I don't have a lot of experience with the job market here but I do know where to look and the process. Let me point you in the right direction.
Here are a couple of recent articles on the subject:
The Scotsman: Scots job market shows sharp rise
ToalJobs.com: Scottish job market strengthens
Evening Telegraph: Report reveals Scots job market boost
I like to see both side's of the story, but literally all the news outlets are stating Scotland's job market has had a steady boost for the last 5 months. Every month is getting better and better. I love the sound of that! It hasn't always been the case.
First, you'll need to make sure you are legal to work in Scotland. Depending on what kind of visa you have determines if you can work or not. Check with HMRC before you start your job search.
Now, assuming you are legal to work in Scotland the best place to start looking for employment is to register with Job Centre Plus. Every town should have one. It is a government job agency and a one stop shop. They offer job listings as well as interview tips, help in writing a cover letter/CV, etc. They even have telephone's you can use to call about the jobs you found listed. Employers can even use their offices to interview prospective employee's. I'd start here.
You can always do the online job search as well. If you do, I would personally get yourself a head hunter. They are used a lot around here and it will be much easier to have someone looking for you. Just Google 'Head Hunter's in Scotland' and you will find a plethora of companies eager to help you find a job. They'll know which companies are willing to take on the tough work visa process.
Good luck on your job hunt! If you have any tips or tricks for finding a job overseas then please join the discussion in the comments section!