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How to write a CV for the Israeli Job Market? – תל אביב קואצ’ינג לקריירה

As a career coach in Tel Aviv Israel that immigrated here from Los Angeles 10+ years ago, I have plenty of experience and advice to share.  In this short article I am going to simply answer the question, How to write a CV for the Israeli Job Market?

Step 1 – Get Your Job History Straight

You will want to have the dates (month/year to month/year) figured out.  In addition, make sure that you have the Location/Name of the company you worked for established.

  • Don’t worry if you lack an extensive work history… work with what you have.

Step 2 – Go Onto LinkedIn

Check out the profile of professionals with the jobs titles that you have in your own work history.  Check out the profile of professionals in the field you want to work in.

  • You are looking for eloquent, great descriptions of what you have done in your past.
  • You are looking at the profile descriptions, of the professionals in of the field/jobs you want.

Step 3 – Re-Word

Copy and paste the best of the best material you find, and then re-word all of it.

  • Make sure you re-word ALL of it.  The purpose is to use extremely small phrases, or just a few words here and there.
  • Your goal is to improve your current CV with better language.

3 Extra Tips = More Advice

In this article, I want to keep it short and sweet, but here are 3 more items that you should keep in mind when trying to create the perfect CV for the (English-Speaking) Israeli job marketplace.

Tip 1

Firstly, keep the personal description short on your CV.  Recruiters rarely pay much attention to them.

Tip 2

Secondly, never lie on your CV.  Most chances it will come back to bite you.

Tip 3

In conclusion, I always recommend for my clients to work backwards when looking to find a new job.  So ask yourself first, what type of job WOULD you enjoy?

You see, I’ve been living in Tel Aviv for 10+ years and I know it can be a struggle living here as a foreigner.

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

“How did I go from having no money, no friends, and no job to having all three. 

Moreover, “How the heck did I end up becoming a life coach (קואצ’ינג לחיים) and career coach (אימון אישי לקריירה)?

Once upon a time, 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… by any means necessary.   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  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.  This meant that the companies were happy with the service I provided, which was nice to know.

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.  As a struggling entrepreneur, I accepted. 

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

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.

How to write a CV for the Israeli Job Market? – תל אביב קואצ’ינג לקריירה

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!

Here is a list (below) of articles on how to find a job in Israel that will really, really help you!

תל אביב קואצ’ינג לקריירה