Most employers expect a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word and Excel are essential and Access and PowerPoint may also be important. If you can type in Hebrew and use MS Office in Hebrew you will be more marketable. Email and use of the Internet are also necessary for working as an administrator. Basic bookkeeping knowledge is an advantage.
For many individuals, working in non-profits provides an opportunity to contribute directly to the fabric of Israeli society and become a part of the country's growth. Though the non-profit world cannot compete with the corporate job market – both in terms of the number of jobs and the level of compensation – a disproportionate number of Nefesh B'Nefesh Olim are currently employed in this field. Especially in the Jerusalem area, non-profits are a significant sector of the job market, and openings in the field are continually advertised.