I made Aliyah from Buenos Aires (Argentina) 5 months ago. Until my arrival, I was working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where I was truly succeeding as an Analyst on International Affairs.
I decided to move to Israel to pursue a career in a more competitive and challenging environment. As an Olah Chadasha, coming to Israel was a great cultural challenge, and Gvahim was there for me at all times. It wasn’t only two months of course and accompaniment, but my HR consultant was there for me at all times and for the rest of the months helping to prepare myself for the interviews, identifying the best job opportunities for my professional profile, and giving me the confidence to keep trying. Once I got the job, she even helped me reading the contract, which was in Hebrew! Without her, I wouldn’t have made it!
Being in Israel for 4 years and having previous experience with our own business, my EdTech startup Storytoons chose to enroll in the Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center (GEC).
The 5-week program gave us an important observation of how to move forward and equipped us with valuable tools. The program is well-structured and pushes for improvement. After graduation, we have an action plan and are able to use the recommended resources to proceed.
In addition to mentorship, we met experts from the most needed areas: negotiation, tax, law, marketing, etc., and received access to the Gvahim network.
The GEC program drilled us in startup culture with its terminology, slang, trends, real case studies, relevant consulting, “future- mistakes-avoidance,” forward-thinking, and more! Simply great to have all the above, strongly recommend it to newcomers!
I made Alyah approximately two years ago from São Paulo. During high school, I create an Instagram channel about animals, especially dogs. Companies and brands reached out and offering partnerships, and this all started to become a business (or influencer).
When I first arrived in Israel, I know that the biggest obstacle would be the language, Hebrew I didn’t have at all, and my English isn’t my mother tongue. Although I had a huge experience with Social Media & Influencer Marketing.
A Brazilian mentor at Gvahim suggested I do the course. It was a pleasure to learn from leaders in technology, entrepreneur, self-care, and more. After a few days, I started to work on a small startup.
A few months ago, I joined Tonara, a music education company, as a Social Media Manager. I love what I do!
The opportunity to do mock technical interviews was what really interested me in the program. Since this was my first-time job searching in Israel, I wanted to get practice and be prepared for how interviews work here.
Gvahim Tech also supported me through my job search. I ended up applying for my position at Mobileye through one of the webinar presenters for Gvahim Tech. I connected with him on LinkedIn after his session, and he referred me for the position I was interested in as an employee at the company.
Throughout the 2-month interview process, I met with my mentors multiple times and discussed the next steps and what to be prepared for. They helped make me feel better prepared and more confident in my ability to get the job I wanted. It was reassuring that my mentors were olim like me and had gone through the same things I was going through and were now having successful careers here.
Gvahim Tech provided the resources and support necessary to enable me to acclimate to the job market and culture in Israel. Gvahim Tech has been there for me, from interview simulations to network events to hands-on resume reviews and more. And it’s not over once you get a job – the Gvahim Tech community is forever!
Great preparation for experienced professionals before moving to Israel. I understood the job market, the network culture and how to find suitable positions based on my experience and skillset. I applied what I learned, narrowed my search and found a great job!
Gvahim helped our startup to get the required knowledge and focus on what matters the most for making a business successful: Validating the needs, getting funds, navigating with numbers, and marketing our product. Thanks to the help of Gvahim’s experts, our team now has the skills to complete all the required milestones in order to get to the top. Special thanks to GEC staff who kept us on track during the whole program.
With a master’s degree recognized and sought by companies, I thought that finding a job in Israel would be a formality. It was not the case. The labor market is different here, in its structure and demand. During the training with Gvahim Tech, I gradually understood what was wrong with my approach. Less than a month later, I was doing interviews that I did not have access to before.
I arrive in April, 2019. I got a job at the Embassy of Portugal in Tel Aviv. It was a selective process. I discovered it by searching the embassies on the site… I just need to get a house and settle things. You’re part of all this change, thank you
I want to thank you for your constant concern for the participants, not just me, but all of us, and to your contribution to a fluid Israeli job market, that can absorb Olim Hadashim in the most harmonious way! Great be your contribution at all times! Am Israel Hai.
Having experience in Software development before I made Aliyah, I thought getting a job in Israel would be a cakewalk.
Only after being in search for 4 months and not even one interview call, I realized something wasn’t right.
Luckily, for me, I came across Gvahim Tech. Their mentors and consultants helped me with my CV, which was one of the main reasons for not getting any calls.
Within 2 months of working closely with Gvahim, I was able to find a job to my liking. Gvahim Tech is doing a wonderful job for Olim’s through their great alumni network.
We took part in the Gvahim Business Acceleration Program during April-May 2021, and it was a very insightful and crucial time for our startup.
Revital and other speakers managed to squeeze a lot of interesting and useful content into the five weeks. This was a very intense and meticulous program.
Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude to Revital for her impact. She helped us adjust and articulate the startup strategy, investment materials, and pitch deck and supported us during the very early days when you usually hear many types of “no”. I highly recommend startup founders to apply to the program.
I would like to share my experience with everyone in Israel looking for your next job during these challenging times!!! I lost my job at the beginning of May this year. Although my CV and experience were really good, I wasn’t getting any responses. Then, I remembered a friend telling me about Gvahim many years ago, and I decided it was time to join.
I joined the program on June 4th and started my new role on August 17th!! Considering today’s Israeli job market, it is a miracle, and I will be forever grateful to Gvahim!!! Not only will you be provided with a lot of beneficial information about the Israeli job market, but an HR consultant will guide you through the process and give you incredible support along the way!!!
In one word – AMAZING! After 15 years of living in Europe, returninh to Israel was very complicated and had a lot of ups and downs, until I met the GEC program and the person that is leading it, Revital Rauchwerger.
Revital helped me and my venture to be more focused on what I really need to do in order to succeed.
I made Aliyah 2 years ago from New Jersey. I was an audio Engineer and I wanted to switch into a career in programming so I studied web development and then I found Gvahim.
They were very helpful only after couple of months I got an interview in Amdocs and now I am working here.
I highly recommended the Gvahim Entrepreneurship Center (GEC)!