How to Find Jobs in Israel

Finding jobs in Israel can be quite different from that in other parts of the world, especially US, UK and Canada. In fact, many new settlers find it considerably difficult to secure a job as they are not familiar with the employment process in Israel. The following are some of the ways you can use to find jobs in Israel.

Hidden Job Market:

Yes, this is called hidden job market by virtue of which millions of people are employed globally. Hidden job market means that the employers inform their friends and employees if they know of someone who can fill in the job he has, he should approach the employer directly-that simple, no CV, no ads, nothing. But how effective is the hidden market phenomenon to find jobs in Israel?

The answer to the abovementioned question is that this is quite effective. Though, you would not have noticed but the practice is even in use in countries like US, UK and Canada as it brings more benefits to the employer than the prospective employees. However, the practice though being in use in the West is less perceptible there due to a number of reasons. But, you can find it very effective in this case as most jobs in Israel are awarded in this way-however this should not at all be confused with nepotism or cronyism. Try to network with as many people in Israel as you can. Tell them if you need a job and somebody amongst them shall hopefully leave you a text message after a week or fortnight informing you about some vacant position in his knowledge.

Newspaper Advertisements:

Though, hidden job market reserves its place in the country, many employers also go for newspaper advertisements for the purpose of recruitment, not to mention the fact that government and almost all international agencies awards jobs in Israel only through newspaper advertisements. Try to check newspapers like Yedioth Ahronoth and Ha’aretz, especially on Saturdays-don’t forget that Sunday is the first day of the week in Israel. A good tip if you are not a Jew is not to apply for jobs including the requirement that the candidates should be Hebrew. Though, discrimination is discouraged by government and most of the newspapers some employers yet find it more convenient to hire ‘Hebrew’ candidates-a discreet word implying Jews only.

If you have made Aliyah:

If you are here after having made Aliyah then, contacting the agency which brought you here can be quite useful as some agencies also try to arrange the first job for you. An even more auspicious fact is that the government subsidizes the salaries of Olim besides the fact that many employers also advertise jobs while trying to target the Olim readers looking to find jobs in Israel.