The mishna in Avot (1:6) tells us:
יהושוע בן פרחיה וניתאי הארבלי קיבלו מהם. יהושוע בן פרחיה אומר, עשה לך רב, וקנה לך חבר; והוי דן את כל האדם לכף זכות
When living in different areas I have gone about this in different ways. Having moved to Israel I have struggled finding a personal Rav. Relying on Rabbeim that I had in my previous country of residence is not an option since many minhagim are different, as are the specific laws of the land, and (in particular) very current issues relating to kashrut.
I know many that rely on their Rabbeim from their time in yeshiva; I don't feel that I those connections are the correct ones for me.
I am looking for advice or experience that could help a person in this process.