Finding suitable Parnassa in Eretz Yisroel is an integral part of preparing for a successful Aliyah. Asking questions, conducting research, planning, and networking are all part of the employment puzzle when making Aliyah.

While arriving with a job in hand or having one lined up and ready to start on day one is preferable, it’s not always practically possible.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to earning a Parnassah in Eretz Yisroel but learning from the successful experiences of other Olim can provide valuable insights into what works. Here are some ideas of what Olim are doing:

  1. Bring Remote Work With You:
    • Some Olim manage to bring along their remote job and continue working in Eretz Yisroel as they did before making Aliyah. While the hours may differ, and evening hours might become necessary, the familiarity of the job, without the need for new training, provides a sense of stability and yishuv hadas, especially in the first year of Aliyah.
Note: It is crucial to understand the tax ramifications of a remote job.
  1. Find Remote Work After Arriving in Eretz Yisroel:
    • Some Olim arrive in Eretz Yisroel and then find remote work for a company outside of Eretz Yisroel. This option allows Olim to work in an environment they’re accustomed to without requiring fluency in Hebrew, providing a cushion of time until they fully master the language.
  2. Bring a Profession or Business and Adapt to the Israeli Job Scene:
    • Many professions and fields of work can be transferred and adapted to the Israeli workplace. Some Olim choose to bring along their profession, business, or line of work and break into the local Israeli job market. This option is more feasible in areas with a high percentage of English speakers.
    • Keep in mind that some professions may require the conversion of licensing or credentials. For more information, see this article: Degree Transfer & Recognition
  3. Retrain:
    • Aliyah provides an opportunity for a career change. Some Olim choose a different path of employment, including retraining for a partially or completely different field from what they were doing before Aliyah. Numerous courses are available for Olim to train in fields in high demand in Eretz Yisroel, such as High Tech. For a list of options, click on the following link:
  4. Join the Israeli Job Market:
    • Some Olim dive straight into the Israeli job market, seeking employment in a Hebrew-speaking environment. While this may not be the long-term job they envision, it offers valuable experience in the Israeli workplace and serves as a springboard for future opportunities.

Two key factors to keep in mind:

  1. Networking: It is never too early to start networking. Reaching out to people in your field or profession can give you a significant head start in your employment search later.
  2. Flexibility: Flexibility is vital to navigating the Israeli job market. The perfect job may not be the first one you land, but it can serve as a stepping stone and offer a valuable opportunity to move forward and advance toward your preferred job.

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