Job Search Workshop – Beer Sheva

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On December 24, 2014 (X-mas eve, complete with eggrolls), Jenny Pinus shared with us her insights into the job search process in Bee’er Sheva. Below are the notes from the event for those were not able to make it.

1. How do you look for a job?
1) ONLINE (on your own)
2) NETWORKING (with friends, family, strangers)
3) HR COMPANIES (with professionals)

2. What are you looking for? Questions to ask yourself:
1) Are you looking for a JOB or a CAREER?
2) What things do you enjoy doing?
3) What kind of work are you looking for? (stable/long-term, temporary, apprenticeship, freelance)
4) Where do you want to work? (hours, atmosphere, commute, relocation)
5) What kind of employer do you want to work for? (large/small, start-up/established)
6) How much do you want to earn?
Answer the questions and get started. Looking for a job IS a job in and of itself.

3. HR COMPANIES (the seeker never pays)

1) Employment agencies “כח אדם”
“Short-term relationship” – fast, immediate, temporary jobs, manual labor, the agency is your employer.

2) Placement agencies “חברות מיון השמה”
“Long term relationship” – more professional stable jobs, you can get a real person to be your “agent”

TOP HR COMPANIES IN BE’ER SHEVA (most have both types of above services):
Manpower – http://manpowerprofessional.co.il/?CategoryID=214 (Negev Mall)
Ortal – http://manpowerprofessional.co.il/?CategoryID=214 (Ben Zvi Street)
ORS – http://www.ors.co.il/
Danel – http://www.danel-jobs.co.il/english.aspx (Negev Mall)
Tafkid Plus Addeco – http://www.adecco.co.il/?cp=468 (Negev Mall)
Atid Beyisum – http://www.atid-ltd.co.il/branches.php?branch=225 (Train Station Tower)
Shaal – http://fidelis-grp.com/
Hon Enoshi – http://www.hever.co.il/?CategoryID=264 (Negev Mall)

 3. WEBSITES
Best Hebrew National Sites:
Jobmaster – http://www.Jobmaser.co.il – completely free
AllJobs – http://www.alljobs.co.il/ – also free but option of getting “VIP” for 50 NIS/month
Portal Drushim – http://www.drushim.co.il/ – also has salary calculator
Shatil – http://www.shatil.org.il/node/39 very good – l has jobs in the Negev, non-profit, volunteering

Best Hebrew Local (South) Sites:
Negev Jobs – http://negevjobs.co.il/ local site, you can see if the employer has seen your resume
Student website: http://www.bgu4u.co.il/boards/boards.aspx?CatId=4
Or-Jobs – http://www.or-jobs.org.il/?BSS333=13913 – good jobs but not user-friendly

English Job Sites:
Nefesh B’Nefesh Linkedin – http://linkd.in/IsraelCareerDiscussions
Nefesh B’Nefesh Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/groups/162685489659/
Go South Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/gosouthnbn/
Janglo: www.janglo.net
Israemploy: israemploy.net

 5. Going to the Employer
Go straight to the HR person. Very different mentality. We like chutzpah – less formal. They appreciate it. Sometimes they will be impressed and excited to meet and help a new immigrant.

 6. Networking
Tell everyone you are looking for a job – friends, family, neighbors

 7. Facebook
Post that you are looking for a job. Please let me know if you hear of anything.

Join groups
משרות היי-טק ושיוק ללא נסיון
משרות עילאות ומתנשאות
Jobs4mom
דרושים בדרום
Startup – https://www.facebook.com/MERKAZSTARTUP
Go South, Nefesh B’Nefesh

 8. לשכת התעסוקה – Government employment office, Be’er Sheva
HaTikvah Street #3,
S-TH, 8:30-13:00, M, W: 13:00-14:00

 9. Government job tenders – מכרזים בישראל
Every office that is public must publish all of its job openings.

Examples in Beer Sheva:
Kivunim: http://www.kivunim7.co.il/?CategoryID=465 (afternoon programs, chugim)
Municipality: http://www.beer-sheva.muni.il/apps/hebrew/resulttest.asp?Tablename=BIDS&AppId=3&Categories=118&Departments=&tableFriendlyName=%EE%EB%F8%E6%E9%ED%20%F4%F2%E9%EC%E9%ED
Ben Gurion University: http://in.bgu.ac.il/hr/Pages/Wanted.aspx

 10. Job interviews
You are also interviewing them – to see if it is good for you – you are also testing them.
Sell yourself. Be confident. Don’t be shy.

Prepare like for a blind date:
1) Research about them
2) First impressions – 30 seconds, don’t be late – be early. Look the part.
3) Introduce – don’t start or share personal information, have a special sentence that will make you stand out
4) Body language – don’t touch your face, show palm of your face, sit straight up

Common Questions:
What are your weaknesses? Think of something that does not matter for the job.

How much do you expect to make? Find out how much are people making in that job. OR be vague. If they push you for a specific numbers, you can say 30% more than you truly expect

 GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Going to the Employer

Go straight to the HR person. Very different mentality. We like chutzpah – less formal. They appreciate it. Sometimes they will be impressed and excited to meet and help a new immigrant.

 

  1. 6.      Networking

Tell everyone you are looking for a job – friends, family, neighbors

 

  1. 7.      Facebook

Post that you are looking for a job. Please let me know if you hear of anything.

 

Join groups –

משרות היי-טק ושיוק ללא נסיון

משרות עילאות ומתנשאות

Jobs4mom

דרושים בדרום

Startup – https://www.facebook.com/MERKAZSTARTUP

Go South, Nefesh B’Nefesh

 

  1. 8.      לשכת התעסוקה – Government employment office, Be’er Sheva

HaTikvah Street #3,

S-TH, 8:30-13:00, M, W: 13:00-14:00

 

  1. 9.      Government job tenders – מכרזים בישראל

Every office that is public must publish all of its job openings.

Examples in Beer Sheva:

Kivunim: http://www.kivunim7.co.il/?CategoryID=465 (afternoon programs, chugim)

Municipality: http://www.beer-sheva.muni.il/apps/hebrew/resulttest.asp?Tablename=BIDS&AppId=3&Categories=118&Departments=&tableFriendlyName=%EE%EB%F8%E6%E9%ED%20%F4%F2%E9%EC%E9%ED

Ben Gurion University: http://in.bgu.ac.il/hr/Pages/Wanted.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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