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How to Find a Job in Israel

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.

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.

You see, I still remember the day I arrived in Israel… I had NO JOB, NO FRIENDS, and NO MONEY.

And it took me several years of living in Israel before I found a decent-paying job at a tech company.

I was working for this company, and was promoted to a leadership position when I had a powerful self-realization:

The purpose of my life, is helping other people get what they want from life. 

I looked back into my past and understood that I was always asked to be a leader + trainer + teacher… and I absolutely loved doing it!

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

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, HerzliyaRamat GanJerusalem, Bat Yam, and Holon.

Basically, I was reaching out across the whole country of Israel in my efforts.

Great news – I was able to find my first few clients

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.

Another student, approached me and offered to pay me for my time to help prepare him for a job interview.

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

And this would happen again and 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.

These first clients would call me their “Life Coach” or “Career Counselor“, and I am proud to say that I was able to help them.

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

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… that is not my story.

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

This interesting and fulfilling profession came to me… literally.

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

And after all these years, I’m happy to say I have helped hundreds and hundreds of people from around the world achieve their goals!

Let’s schedule a time for us to speak…

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