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7 Israeli job search sites

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Happy choref!  If you’re a job hunter, this is your time.

Last year I spoke at length about finding a job in Israel in the posts below:

Part 1:  Cold and Warm Job Searches

Part 2:  Sharpening Skills & Expanding Horizons

Part 3:  Heating Up the Job Search & The Interview

In the first post listed above, I discussed the cold and warm approaches to a job.  In summary, the cold search entails applying for jobs en masse, with no cover letter (or just one standard one).  You will typically respond to about 2,000 of ads every week, knowing that hundreds of these jobs are either not available or that many are for the same jobs.

In contrast, the warm job search, is the one where you decide what you want to do, where you want to work, and then network yourself into a job.  I hope to discuss more on this topic in some of my upcoming posts.

In this post, I’d like to discuss the different websites available for your cold job search:

1) Job City (http://www.jobcity.co.il):  This past year Walla jobs and yad 2 joined forces (are they the same company?) to bring a first class job search site to Israel.  It’s a lot of stuff to fill out, but the site does a good job ranking how well each job matches your profile.  The site is a bit heavy on the browser, but it has a lot of quality jobs and, in my opinion, should be part of your job search

Language: Hebrew

Cost: free

User friendly: site is easy to use, but takes too much time to load between pages

Overall rating: 6

2) Job Master (http://www.jobmaster.co.il/):  Probably the easiest to use, most popular site for finding a job in Israel.  Most of the jobs I see posted seem to be for headhunters, but I guess that is common for many sites.

Language: Hebrew

Cost: free

User friendly: very

Overall rating: 8

3) Israemploy (http://www.israemploy.net/):  The little yahoo group that could, Israemploy evolved from a long e-mail list to a fully searchable site.  The site costs ₪ 30 a month with discounts for buying subscriptions for longer time periods.  If you’re an Anglo who cannot speak Hebrew and use this site as your basic job search site, it is well worth it.  If you are looking for a job where you will work in Hebrew, you may want to use one of the other sites as well.

Language: English

Cost: ₪ 30 for one month, ₪ 70 for 3, ₪ 120 for 6 and ₪ 180 for a year

User friendly: more than any other site on this list

Overall rating: 8

4) Jobnet (www.jobnet.co.il):  The AACI’s jobsearch website is a place where you’ll find a plethora of jobs.  Unlike Israemploy, businesses have to pay money to post on jobnet, so you’re not going to find many smaller businesses positing jobs on this site the way you’ll find on more American sites.

Language: Hebrew.  Yes I know it says it is in English, but the overwhelming majority of the job descriptions are in Hebrew, so if you don’t know Hebrew, you’ll probably have to skip this site.

Cost: free

User friendly: mostly.  The technology is not as good as jobmaster and jobcity where the site matches jobs to your profile.  In this site you have to do a search.

Overall rating: 6

5) Alljobs (www.alljobs.co.il ):  Once upon a time, I would have sung the praises of alljobs, what used to be Israel #1 site for finding a job.  Now the site has turned into a labarynth of traps and links trying to get you to buy a subscription that costs more than any other site.  If you’re going to pay, great, but if not, don’t waste your time

Language:  Hebrew

Cost: ₪ 44 a month

User friendly: if you pay, great.  If not, no

Overall rating: 2

6)  Portal Drushim (http://www.drushim.co.il/): A decent job search site.  The site doesn’t match jobs to your profile, but it is very easy to use and moves very quickly.

Language:  Hebrew

Cost: free

User friendly: not as great as some others, but still very good

Overall rating: 5

7)  Janglo (http://www.janglo.net/):  While Janglo is not typically a job hunting site, it is a great place to find a job.  The jobs listed here are from Olim posing a job for their company or small business, not large companies or manpower groups.  Unlike the other sites, you should probably send a cover letter of personal e-mail when applying for a job via Janglo.  In short, Janglo is a great resource, but should be complemented by at least one of the sites above:

Language:  Hebrew

Cost: free

User friendly: more like a message board than a typical job hunting site

Overall rating: 5

What sites do you use for job hunting?  What do you suggest?


6 Comments

  1. Sandra says:

    Hello Jonathan,

    Just another one the add to your list.

    http://www.marksman.co.il

    Is a pretty nice site in English for English speakers!

  2. Debbie says:

    http://www.pickupjob.co.il is a pretty cool search engine that searches company jobsites and regular jobsites. If you enter an English word, it will search for that word in Hebrew and English, and you can narrow your search by region. It also tells you when the ad was last updated.

    The Digital Eve mailing list (www.digitaleveisrael.com) is also a great resource, especially for marketing jobs or networking contacts.

    I don’t want to upset anyone, but I think that if they are going to charge a subscription fee, Israemploy should improve their product, and I’m more than happy to elaborate offline with any Israemploy affiliates who may be reading this.

    • jonnydegani says:

      Thanks for bringing up the additional sites.

      I agree with you comment about Israemploy. In my opinion, Israemploy’s two major flaws are (1) they do not have enough jobs and (2) they don’t send stuff to match your profile like jobmaster or jobcity. The reason I gave it such a high rating (maybe too high) was that as an Oleh, it is pretty rare to find job search stuff in English. Also, unlike alljobs, they are pretty honest about the fact that they want money. At alljobs you spend 45 minutes putting in all your information, just to discover it’s all worthless without paying. At israemploy, they tell you it’s a pay site from the first second.

  3. Nir says:

    Just a short comment about Israemploy.

    I myself am an Israeli, but my girlfriend (who is here living with me) is from Sweden.

    While looking for a job for her, we found Israemploy to be an excellent tool, especially for foreign nationals.
    A lot of the jobs offers posted there are suited for foreign nationals who want to work in their own native language.
    The site also has a variety of employment fields to choose from, and is updated quite frequently.
    Good luck to everyone searching for work!

  4. Noah R says:

    Please add http://www.jbmainstreet.com to this list.
    This is a great resource for english-speaking and multilingual professionals looking for jobs in Israel, as well as the companies interested in hiring them.
    JB

  5. jemimahachieng695@yahoo.com says:

    i would love to work in israel coz its my favourite country

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