Employment tips, rules & suggestions for getting a job in Israel.
Hebrew: עצות וטיפים לחיפוש עבודה
Now retired, Maurice Singer had more than 3 decades of experience working with new immigrants and also as an Aliyah Shaliach in London and Chicago. He was Director of Aliya and Absorption for the British Olim Society. He developed the idea of Job Clubs in Israel and during his time, he conducted seminars and workshops on a variety of “job search” related topics. Here are his tips for a successful job search:
There is no end of books, or articles on the internet, written on “How to find a Job” or “The Perfect Resume”, interviewing techniques etc. etc. What can we share with you that you haven’t heard dozens of times before? What advice or tips can we give that will create a turning point in your job search resulting in success? We share 3 universal rules that will help you get the job you want.
1. Remember, it’s not the most qualified person who gets the best job – It’s the one who is most skilled at job hunting
Job hunting is a full-time job in itself and there are strategies and techniques that need to be learned accepted and then put into practice in order to achieve results.
2. A resume should be about the future and not the past
Many times I have said this when talking about a resume only to see a look of confusion on the faces of the job seekers. What I mean is that the employer, while reading your CV should be thinking of a potential future for you in his organization based on your past record.
In order to achieve this much time and effort should be spent on the production of your resume and covering letter. Your cover letter should be tailored to every job application. The “attached please find letter…” will probably get you nowhere.
3. The universal hiring rule: Any employer will hire any individual as long as the employer is convinced that the hiring will bring more value than it costs.
Once the job seeker understands what the job entails, he must convince the employer that he can do the job and do it well. Using examples of previous work, showing enthusiasm and confidence in his/her own ability, if the job seeker convinces the employer that by taking him on the work will get done, he/she will be offered the job!!
An employer will ask; How can this job applicant make money for my company? What is the real cost of employing him/her? Will my business benefit from this person or will they prove to be a headache for me?