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How to Find a Job in Israel Even If You Don’t Have Experience – קואצ’ינג לקריירה בתל אביב

As a career coach in Israel I often have people asking me, “How do I find a job in Israel without experience?”. 

Well, I feel comfortable telling you it is definitely possible.

Just follow these five tips below to help you.

If you are interested in working in Israel as an American, looking for jobs as a US citizen, or out there hunting jobs for Olim in Israel it is not a huge issue… just follow these five tips to help you.

Firstly, believe in yourself – You have value & skill to contribute to the workplace while working in Israel!

Without confidence in yourself, you are in a bad place.  As silly and cliché it sounds, it is a fact.  So make sure you are in the right mental state… which is positive and optimistic. 

Secondly, put in effort to show your seriousness in getting the exact job in Israel that you want.

Don’t hesitate to follow up with companies after applying, to contact the HR department, and to reach out to the right people on LinkedIn.  Doing this, will show your initiative and drive.  And will separate you from the pack.

Thirdly, read books and listen to audiobooks, and watch videos that will increase your knowledge and skills.

The field or profession you are going after is going to require skill… if not experience.  Always be increasing your proficiency at your desired profession.  It will help you today and in the future.

Side Note:  It can be difficult for new immigrants to find jobs in Israel… Trust me, I know. 

But good news!  There is no limit on how many Israeli immigrants a company can hire, and Israel is filled with new immigrants.

You are not alone.

Fourthly, the best way to find a job from abroad is to search for companies online… obviously.

Try to book video job interviews. You might even have to “visit” Israel to attend those job interviews on a tourist visa.  My recommendation is to start seriously looking for a job in Israel three or four months before you jump on a plane to move here.

Fifthly, Dun & Bradstreet has a list of the top / largest 100 companies in Israel (in many, various fields).

You should check these companies (in the field you desire) for possible jobs.  Moreover, you will find many of the largest companies in Israel need English-speaking employees. 


Check local English newspapers and Facebook, and LinkedIn, and Janglo, and the Jewish Agency, and other headhunter websites.  All of the above also have jobs listings in English to help you find a Job in Israel.

See, I remember the day I arrived in Israel, I had NO money – NO friends – and NO job.

About seven years ago (after 15+ years of soul-searching), I had a realization:  That I was put here on this planet to teach and to share the knowledge I have.  Along with that powerful revelation, I had a powerful insight: “I want to open my own consulting business”.

As the start-up capital of the world, Israel has plenty of new companies with growing English speaking sales teams.  Therefore, with my 15+ years of experience in the field of sales, I decided to open a sales training/consulting company.

At once, I went to an accountant to file the proper paperwork to legally operate my NEW sales consulting company.  Afterwards, I began to use all of my spare time (at this point I had a full-time job for a high-tech company) after work and before work creating materials and trying to acquire clients.

Most importantly, I knew what I had to do and whom I wanted to target. 

I started cold calling companies in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ramat Gan, Jerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.  Moreover, I was working like a madman.  I was sending emails and doing everything in my power to try to generate momentum in my business. 

Something I immediately noticed, was at the conclusion of my sales training workshops (where I focused on selling through telling stories, and teaching specific sales techniques), two things would happen consistently happen:

Firstly, I would receive feedback that the sales training workshop provided massive value.  Secondly, one or two of the students in the course would privately approach me. 

They would speak with me about their struggles, not only in sales but also in life.

Then one time, a female student offered to pay me for a one-on-one sit down session outside of the office.  She asked me to help her figure out a better career path.  As a struggling entrepreneur, I accepted.  

Another student, at another company, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.  Yes, he was planning to leave the sales job that he was at.

Similarly, another student from another workshop, at another company me to help them work with their confidence and being able to communicate efficiently.  This would happen again, and again…

Each person with his or her own challenge.  They knew I was not certified or professionally trained.  Still, they would approach me and offer to pay me for my time.

To sit with them and help figure things out, and to give them my guidance.  These first clients called me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“.

Moreover, 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.

Eventually, enough people paid me to sit down with them, and 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 or career counselor before ever having a client.  However, I never said I wanted to be a life coach or a career counselor,

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me, literally.

And that is the story of how I began life coaching and career counseling in Tel Aviv Israel.  Moreover now, 7+ years later… I can say that I’m happy to say I have helped many, many people just like you.


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