Claude Lee Massey

6 Tips to Finding a Job in Israel

If you are thinking about moving to or are already in Israel… then you will need a 6 tips to finding a job in Israel.  Furthermore, even if you live in Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem already… I am sure that this article will simply help you with a few reminders.


Finding a Job in Israel – Tip #1

Know What You are Looking For.

How can you expect to find a job if you don’t know what type of job you’re looking for?

As a career counselor and as a career coach in Tel Aviv Israel, I speak to a lot of people.  Many of them are shopping around a whole plethora of professions when looking for a job.

Fact:  If you know what you’re aiming for, then it will be easier and faster to achieve it.   Therefore, it’s very very important for you to know (approximately) what type of job you’re looking for.

Finding a Job in Israel – Tip #2

Aim High.

If you know what type of job you’re looking for, then aim a level higher (then that specific job title).  Truly, there is no reason to be realistic in your job search whatsoever.  Don’t hesitate to send your CV out to as many various positions/and companies that you want!

Which leads to…

Finding a Job in Israel – Tip #3

Make Sure Your CV Looks Great.

Bounce the finished version of your CV off of co-workers and friends.  In addition, bounce that same version of your CV off professionals and people you respect… and get ALL of their opinions.

How can it hurt?

Finding a Job in Israel – Tip #4

Be Prepared for Rejection.

Unfortunately, there will be alot of candidates for most of the jobs you’re looking for in Israel.  You or your CV will most likely be rejected at one, or two turns in your job-hunting journey.

Never take it personal.

Keep in mind, it’s just a job.  You will have one in the future, and you’ll probably have another one after that.  The simple fact is, it might not be a fit between you and the company/job… and that’s okay. 

You are you.  Don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not good enough for anything!

Finding a Job in Israel – Tip #5

Many, Many Job Interviews.

Plan on having multiple job interviews, with multiple people, within a company.  If you are applying for a “higher-paying” job there will be an interview with the human resources department, another job interview with your future boss, and another job interview with your boss’s boss.

For one job.

All 3-5 interviews will happen before you sign an employee contract. 

Bonus Tip:  

Speak to the person that you’re speaking with according to how you should be speaking with them… if that makes sense.  For example, if you’re speaking to a HR representative you should use different tonality, pitch, and pace vs. The times when you are speaking with your boss’s boss.

You will want to adjust how you’re speaking to people during the job interview process, and be expecting multiple interviews 

Finding a Job in Israel – Tip #6

Never Give Up.

If you give up, you will not find the job you are looking for.  If you keep looking for a job, and if you keep thinking creatively along the way… you will find one.

Good Luck Job Hunters!

About the Author
A Los Angeles native who made Aliyah 10+ years ago, Claude Lee Massey is a Life Coach and Career Consultant with a focus on helping new immigrants in Israel. Mr. Massey is also a “how-to” blogger, video content creator, and the author of two books: “Sell, I Dare You!” and "The Candlelit Road" - available on Amazon.
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