Carol Hauser
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Job Seekers’ Guide to Success during Israel’s Chagim Period

Myth: “Companies Take a Hiring Break During Israel’s Chagim Period”

Fact: Proactive Job Seekers Thrive Even When Offices Take a Break!

Join the Proactive Job Seeker Club!

As we step into the holiday period (AKA chagim) in Israel, marked by major religious holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah, you might wonder, “Is it worth continuing my job search?” The answer: ABSOLUTELY!

While it’s true that some companies slow down during this season, many others are actively hiring. Keep your enthusiasm for your job search going even during the holidays. Embrace it as an opportunity to be proactive and stay ahead in the game!

Consider these tips for maximizing your job search during the holidays:

  • Market Research: Explore various rankings of the best companies to work for in Israel. Pick a few companies that align with your career goals and visit their career websites. Connect with employees from these companies for insights and potential referrals.
  • Profile Perfection: Harness this downtime to revamp your CV and LinkedIn profile. A polished online presence can make a significant difference.
  • Skill Boost with Online Courses: Take advantage of the downtime to enhance your skills by enrolling in online courses or certifications relevant to your field. This not only keeps you productive but also makes you a more attractive candidate to potential employers.
  • Active Group Engagement: Join industry-specific groups on platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, or LinkedIn. Actively engage, introduce yourself, and regularly check for updates, even if they don’t appear in your feed.
  • Financial Fortification: Use this time to review your financial situation and plan for the future. Having a clear financial strategy can reduce stress during your job search.
  • Self-Care: Allocate time for exercise and relaxation. A clear mind and focused approach are essential during your job search journey.

Have additional tips or suggestions? Don’t hesitate to share your wisdom in the comments!

Remember, job searching even during the holidays can be fruitful if you stay active and proactive. Use this time wisely, in your favor! Keep your spirits high and your efforts consistent. Your dream job may be just around the corner!

Stay tuned for more myth-busting posts about job hunting in Israel.

If you have myths or topics you’d like me to explore, please share them in the comments.

About the Author
Hello! I'm Carol, an HR Professional with a background in Business Consultancy (ex- EY). I faced my own challenges when seeking a qualified job in Israel. After a few years, I transitioned into high-tech, embracing a new profession - Talent Acquisition. This journey has given me a unique perspective on both sides of the job search process. Having hired many internationals, I've developed a deep passion for supporting them as they integrate into the Israeli workforce. I believe in the power of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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