The jobless rate in the US is climbing. The economy is staggering under the highest CPI increase in decades. Banks are floundering, and getting bailed out. It’s just a heck of a time to find a serious job in the US. So what about a turn in Israel while things in the US are sour? If you are willing to do anything to find a job in any country, it may be worth looking into using tools such as Berke personality assessment to help you land the job of your dreams. You want to make sure you are the best person for the job, even before the potential offer can be offered. It is something worth thinking about, especially if you are not getting the opportunities you need in your home town and the surrounding area.
Here are some recent ideas: JobShuk, OU Job Board, a various headhunter I mean staffing companies, Jpost/Alljobs (b’Ivrit). The OU has a near Job Fair idea:

OU Job Board promotes Aliyah with Israel Job Fair during convention November 23-30. The two-part Fair, taking place in both the United States and Israel and free for both employers and job seekers, will offer multiple employment opportunities for those interested in making aliyah but who remain hesitant because they have not obtained employment in Israel…The Job Fair will welcome English speakers who have already made aliyah but are still looking for employment or are looking to change careers.

Along with the Jewish Agency, Nefesh B’Nefesh, and others who will help promote the fair and offer their network of contacts as possible employers, the OU Job Board has devised a unique way to introduce job seekers to employment opportunities in Israel. Part one involves “virtually” interviewing job candidates in New York, allowing them to meet and see their prospective employers in Israel via
teleconferencing….The participants will also have the opportunity to meet communities where English-speaking immigrants tend to live, further making their visit to the Job Fair a one stop-shop not only for jobs but for housing opportunities in Israel as well. For more information, contact Mr. Rosner at rosnerm@ou.org

There is also JobShuk.com , a marketplace connecting the world with English-speaking freelancers, small businesses, and service providers based in Israel for outsourcing or tourist needs.

Intel Israel needs people. There is always Craig’s List Israel – but it doesn’t seem to be a hot spot for jobs just yet. And let us know if you found anything in Israel – you can join us for a Jewlicious gathering in Machaneh Yehudah or somewhere else with good produce.

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Rabbi Yonah

3 Comments

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    you don’t come to Israel to find jobs – you come because of a lot of other reasons. But defintely not because of the job situation – if you are not from Ukraina or Russia, Philippines, Thailand, China or Sudan.
    Look, you come to to Israel and you will spend 5-10 month in Ulpan. If you are between 19 and 25 and not studying and not having children then the Army will draft you. Until then no one is asking about your impressive profesional accomplishments or qualifications. When you are out from the army you will start as an intern somewhere while earning your second degree to have a chance to compete on the job market. In the meantime, don’t expect to earn a lot of money. Nobody does. But actually you are not coming here to earn a lot of money. You come here because this is Israel.

  • I don’t know… I’ve been looking for a job in Israel for the past several months in Israel with no luck. So it ain’t so easy (and right now I don’t need competition!)

  • Israemploy (www.israemploy.net) has helped more immigrant jobseekers in Israel than any other organization I know of. They make the jobsearch in Israel so much easier for everyone

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