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In terms of performing Aliyah, how easy or difficult is it for a newcomer to get a job in HR in Israel?

What would be the main challenges I could face there on the labour market?

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  • Foofa
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    9 months ago
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    You’d first have to master Hebrew then you’d need to train in Israeli labor policies which are very different from EU/UK labor policies. Then you’d pass your licensing exam and try to find a job. This will be no easy feat in a country where familial connection/nepotism is everything and where proof of service in the IDF is the basic litmus test for most positions. This is why we Jewish diaspora parents are told that if our kids want to ever move to Israel it’s important that they get there young enough to perform military service. It’s just tough to survive in that country without having served unless you can be your own boss (which several of our refusenik cousins have found out the hard way).

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  • 9 months ago

    HR is among the most glutted of business areas. Marketing is another.

    Do you know Israeli employment law, etc?

  • 9 months ago

    There are some jobs in HR, but you will need some Hebrew skills to compete in the market. You will also need to study up on the HR laws in Israel, which are very different from those in the US or Europe.

    Some companies do specialize in placing English speakers in Israel, and I am sure they need some kind of HR people. There are a couple of FaceBook groups that may be able to help - search for Jobs in Israel for Native English Speakers

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