The BEST Way to Start a New Job in Israel
We all know that it is never easy starting a new job, and the first few days at one can be quite stressful. Typically, when you’re a new hire and you’re going into the workplace there’s already things that are happening there.
There is already circles of friendship and trust, and you already know all about workplace politics.
How do you fit in? How are you going to fit in how are you going to establish yourself as a person who’s serious and wants to get a raise?
You are walking down the hallway in the office and a new colleague is walking by you. It’s your first week, or your second week at work, and they have never seen your face before. Most likely he/she will ignore you.
There will be a group of friends and they are going out to a lunch break, and they’re socializing, and one or two of them glance at you… but will not say “Hello”.
I want to share a technique that worked for me. This tip has helped me to get getting raises and promotions, at nearly every job I have ever had.
Want to Know The BEST Way to Start a New Job in Israel?
Smile and say “Hello” to every person in your new workplace… NO MATTER WHAT.
If you are the new person in the sales office, and you’re walking down the hall… smile and say “hello” if you catch eye contact with ANYONE. Doing his creates a pleasant workplace and will bee good for your future within the company.
The next time you walk down the hall, that person you did not know, that you were friendly to… will smile at you. 100% for sure. It’s beautiful when this happens, and you know you are starting a new relationship.
At the least, the energy is pleasant between you and your colleagues when you do this. You’re walking by co-workers everyday… and every day you will be starting or watering your current relationships.
I do not want you to be shy. Do not act as if you have nothing to care about, because you do. You are reading this article, which means you want to try to get ahead.
You will want to try to get a promotion/raise in your workplace and I respect that.
Remember that to get a raise/promotion at work, or to benefit from most things in life… involves putting yourself out there.
Become the person that you want to be by becoming the person that other people want to know.
Smiling and saying “Hello” to everyone and anyone…. Is the most important step.
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.
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 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. 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.
In addition, after all these years I’m happy to say I have helped hundreds and hundreds of people just like you!
- The Employment Israel Workshop – https://www.claudemasseyconsulting.org/job-in-english-in-israel/
- The Moving To Israel Workshop – https://www.claudemasseyconsulting.org/moving-to-israel-workshop/
- Career Quiz – https://www.claudemasseyconsulting.org/free-career-quiz-for-job-hunters/
- Tips and Advice on Moving to Israel, Making Aliyah to Israel, and Getting an Israeli Visa YouTube Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL03FjRpqceIDi91vI6PJH1AVdjX4xngoJ
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