An A-Z employment guide. Find that job, work or new career in Israel.
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Finding a job is one of the biggest challenges of your Aliyah. Knowing English does help but it is not a ‘winning ticket’. Today the market is extremely competitive. The Coronavirus has plunged many into unemployment, businesses have shut down and raising capital for startups is challenging.
We cannot emphasize the importance of learning Hebrew and continually improving your communication skills. When you can communicate with co-workers and potential clients, you improve your marketability. A software developer would never apply for a job without programming skills and a doctor must know the language of medicine. Similarly, mastering the Hebrew language is one employment skill you must acquire. Take note of the employment information we are sharing with you.
Veteran olim (vatikim), with years of experience have contributed the information in this sections of the website so that employment success can be in your reach.
Did you know that remote work has been on the rise since the advent of the digital age but accelerated rapidly during the pandemic. There has bee a rise of 140% in remote working in the last 15 years.
Jobs in Israel
An overview of employment in Israel and jobs for English and foreign language speakers
Avoid this job!
10 warning signs of a bad job listing. Don’t even think about taking these jobs
Making a career change
Many olim choose or are forced to change careers but do you know which career path is worth pursuing
Courses for English speakers
The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption offers you free course hours. Take advantage of this and improve your skills
Dressing for a job interview
Israel has a more relaxed dress code, but are jeans okay? What not to wear for a job interview
Elections and employment rights
All salaried employees in Israel are entitled to compensation on Israel election days.
The employment contract
Clauses and important information to include in your work contract before you sign
Employment counseling and employment agencies
Personal guidance and career choices and agencies catering to English speakers
What’s happening in Israel’s Anglo community? Survey results
Employment Terminology: English, Hebrew and transliterations
Employment rules & tips
- 15 tips to help you get best results and manage your job search
- The 3 universal employment rules for a successful job search by Maurice Singer
Equal opportunity employment law for Israel
Equal rights for men and women in Israel’s workplace, equal pay and equal opportunities
Form 101/Tofes 101
Form 101 is a Bituach Leumi requirement for all salaried employees and must be filled in as soon as you commence employment
Interview cheat-sheet – 50 of the most commonly asked interview questions
Interviews with small business owners – Olim give worthwhile advice
Employee rights and Israel’s labor laws
What exactly are you entitled to?
Israel Payroll Calculator
Figure out how much you should be earning with our average monthly salary calculator charge
What is a keren hishtalmut? A possible employee benefit and a tax free saving plan
Labor laws for Israeli teens
What is my teen entitled to? Hours, breaks, social benefits, clauses and important information to include in their contract
Possible loans and funding for your SMB
Don’t make it a habit to eat lunch at your desk. What will happen if you do?
Minimum wage laws for Israel
Daily, weekly or monthly? Average wage vs minimum wage
Leave of absence without pay
During Corona lockdown tens of thousands of Israelis were forced to take leave of absence without pay. Find out more about ‘Chalat’
Notice and dismissal. What are your obligations and laws from the employer’s side?
Overtime laws and regulations
Find yourself working more than 160 hours a month? Are you entitled to overtime? What is the overtime rate?
Pensions for Independent Workers
New regulations from January 2017
Polls & surveys
Detailed results of our 2014 employment survey
Pregnancy & maternity leave
Bituach Leumi benefits. Are dads entitled to maternity leave too?
Salaries & wages
When do I get paid? What is ‘Bruto’ and what is ‘Neto’?
Salary slip and statement
What exactly is included in your weekly or monthly pay slip – Tlush Maskoret
Being self-employed in Israel
Is it a good idea? Opening and registering a business in Israel
Severance pay – Hebrew: Pitzuim
Pitzuim – severance pay, one month for every year worked. What are your chances of actually getting it?
Israel sick leave regulations
Authorized sick days, entitlements and compensation
Translated pay slip
A Hebrew to English translation of a standard Israel employee pay slip
Travel allowance for workers in Israel
Public transport and travel allowances. Is using my own car to get to work an option? By Binyamin Radomsky
Registering with the Unemployment Office – Hebrew: Lishkat HaTa’asuka
The vacation law and your right to vacation days
The trend towards video interviews. Are they awful or are they a handy tool before you make Aliyah
Working 9-5, and probably even more
Injured on the job? Filling out the forms and claiming from Bituach Leumi
Writing you resume for the Israeli job market
Tips for preparing and sending your resume (c.v.) the Israeli way
Francais – Emploi
- Le droit du travail en Israël
- Les allocations chômage en Israël
- Le préavis de départ
- L’égalité des chances en matière d’emploi
- Comment s’habiller pour un entretien d’embauche en Israël
- Indemnités de licenciement
- 15 conseils professionnels
Anglo-List Business Directory
Know who’s near. Oleh friendly professional services near you
We want to help you learn Hebrew. Take advantage of the Hebrew English translations, word sheets and other Hebrew language learning aids in this website
Join our social and professional networks; make friends & discover new opportunities
- LinkedIn Professional Networking Group for English Speakers in Israel
- Anglo-list Group on Facebook
- Anglo-List Jobs for Olim & Internationals in Israel