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6 Tips to Finding an English Speaking Job in Israel

If you are thinking about moving to or are already in Israel… here are 6 Tips to Finding an English Speaking Job in Israel.  Even if you live in Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem already, I am sure that this article will 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).  Moreover, 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.  Bounce that same version of your CV off professionals and people you respect… and get ALL of their opinions.

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 = Be Prepared For 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.

I remember the day I arrived in Israel after moving here from Los Angeles… I had NO money – NO friends – and NO job.

Hi, my name is Claude Lee Massey. I’ve been living in Tel Aviv for 13+ years and I know it can be a struggle living here as a foreigner.

Let me tell you a story.

About seven years ago (and after 15+ years of soul-searching), I had a powerful self-realization:

That the purpose of my life, was helping other people get what they want from life.

Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales,  and customer service I decided to open a sales training company.

At this point, I had a full time job working for a high-tech company so on my day off, I found an accountant.  Then I hired him and had him file the proper paperwork to open a sales training company with the government.

I never thought that I would open my own business in Israel… but I did!

I decided to name my sales training company Sales Development Israel.  Then, I began to use all of my spare time before work and after work creating training materials, and trying to acquire clients.

In addition, I was sending emails and cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ramat Gan, Jerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.

Basically, I was reaching our across the whole country of Israel during my efforts.

I doing everything in my power to generate momentum in my new business.  Moreover, great news is that I was able to find my first few clients!

However, something I immediately noticed was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops, two things would happen consistently happen: 

Firstly, I would receive feedback that my sales training workshops were providing massive value for the sales team.

Secondly, one or two of the students in the courses would privately approach me.  These students would speak with me about their struggles not only in sales, but also in their lives.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one session outside of the office.

She asked me to help her learn how to communicate more effectively, and to help her figure out a better career path.

Most importantly, we developed a plan – strategized – and executed. 

Another student, at another company offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job promotion interview.

We developed a plan, strategized, and executed. 

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company, asked me to help them build their inner-confidence.

We developed a plan, strategized, and executed.

This would happen again, and again…

Each of these wonderful people I began to work one-on-one with,  had their own unique challenge, and asked me for help.

During each time we developed a plan – strategized – and executed. 

They all knew that I was not certified or professionally trained, and still they would offer to pay me for my time.

These first clients would call me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“, and I was able to help them!

At the conclusion of our 3 to 5 one-on-one sessions, they each had taken took massive steps forward towards the results they wanted.

Moreover, each time we developed a plan, strategized, and executed successfully! 

Eventually, enough people called me their Career Counselor or Life
Coach that I began to call myself a “Career Counselor” and ”Life Coach”.

Most people set out to become a trained and certified life coach (קואצ’ר , אימון אישי) or career counselor before ever having a client.  I never did any of that kind of stuff, and that wasn’t the path I took to arrive where I am.

Likewise, I never once said to myself that I wanted to be a life coach (אימון אישי לחיים) or a career counselor.

On the contrary, this beautiful, interesting, and fulfilling profession that I currently have came directly to me.

So that is the super-short story of how I began life coaching (תל אביב קואצ’ינג לחיים) and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.

In addition, after all these years I’m happy to say I have helped hundreds and hundreds of people just like you!

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