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How to Find a Job in Israel – The Job Hiring Process

If you are looking for a job in Israel as an English speaker, it is not easy.  So as a career coach in Tel Aviv Israel, I want to help you anyway that I can.  Therefore, I created a list to help you How to Find a Job in Israel – The Job Hiring Process.

Many employers are missing the forest through the trees: Obsessed with driving down costs, they largely ignore the ultimate goal: making the best possible hires.

Really, it depends on which kind of job. Moreover, most companies have their own hiring process. What you see below are the typical steps in the job hiring process in Israel – across various job types / industries.

Depending on what type of job in Israel you are looking for, the amount of steps may vary, but the rules that apply to each step are super-relevant.  Broken down into 5 steps, here is the hiring process in Israel the way that I see it.

Firstly, A Telephone Interview with Human Resources

All interviews are important, but this is the least important one of all.

If you don’t go past the first interview, don’t ever take it personally.

Be ready to give a short explanation of your work history.

Remember not to over-speak!

Secondly, A face-to-face interview with your future boss

I don’t need to remind you, but dress sharp and be ON TIME!

Be ready to give a deep explanation of your work history.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions (it shows you are interested in the job, and engaged in the conversation).

Thirdly, A face-to-face interview with your future bosses’ boss

This is the most important interview of all.

Be ready to give a deep explanation of your work history.

Obtain a deep knowledge of the company beforehand.

Be ready to describe what you picture your first 30 days within the company to look like.

Fourthly, The Reference Checks

Have 3 good references ready.

Let them (your references) know a call from the company is coming.

Explain what job you are interviewing for, and exactly what you would like them (your references) to say.

Fifthly, The Salary Offer

Give a range and not an exact number.

Always, always aim higher.

If the offer is much lower than expected, ask for a day to think.

And in Conclusion, you might consider going through the FREE DOWNLOADS BELOW to help you actually get a job interview to begin with. 

How to Find a Job in Israel – The Job Hiring Process

Hi, my name is Claude Lee Massey and thanks for reading the article above!  I wrote the article because I wanted to help you. 

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.  Finding a job, living a happy life, and developing great relationships… are not always easy to do.

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

So, how did I go from that point to becoming a life coach (קואצ’ינג לחיים) and career coach (אימון אישי לקריירה)?

Here is my story:

About seven years ago (and after 15+ years of soul-searching), I had a powerful self-realization that I was put here on this planet to teach and to share the knowledge I have.   

Moreover, after this powerful revelation hit me I began to feel a powerful inner calling.  A relentless voice inside of me saying, “I have to open my own consulting business”.

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, and 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.

I was working like a maniac and doing everything in my power to generate momentum.  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, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.  We developed a plan, strategized, and executed. 

Yes, he was planning to leave the sales job that he was at and yes, I helped him to do so.

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 approach me, and 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 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 (קואצ’ר , אימון אישי) or career counselor before ever having a client. 

However, I never said I wanted to be a life coach (אימון אישי לחיים) or a career counselor… this interesting and fulfilling profession came to me, literally.

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

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


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