Best tips to finding a job in Israel
- Social networks
✓ Your profile photo should not be taken at a party. Should be friendly and current.
✓ Check for HR in your area.
✓ Join different groups that advertise jobs.
✓ Make sure your profile is positive, and not weird or negative.
- Networking meetings
- Ask to meet headhunters and recruiters. They might become your sales agents in the Israeli job market.
- Go to networking meetings; use MeetUp.
- Ask your friends and relatives to help you find relevant positions at their places of work.
- Job boards
- Check the job section of newspapers for government positions.
- Apply everywhere, even to companies not looking for someone. Your first job is to find a job.
- Found a position? Send CV+ connect to HR of the company via LinkedIn.
Preparing a CV that will get you hired:
- Tailor your resume to the job you’re seeking. Highlight only those aspects that are 100% relevant.
- Have a portfolio ready.
- It’s OK if your CV is in English, but add some Hebrew in the message or cover letter to impress the recruiter.
- Work on improving your Hebrew; real integration depends on that factor.
- The Israeli market values experience over education, so include all relevant work experience.
If you land an interview, remember this:
- When the company calls you about your resume, it’s not a friendly conversation. It is a completely formal interview.
- Worried about forgetting important info for the phone interview? Use the “Notes” app on your phone.
- Dress code: Wear smart-casual, not suits nor shorts.
- Compromise but don’t settle. Be firm with your requirements, but also be willing to try new positions.