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Tips for creating a great resume and to go to a company interview in Israel

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If you’re an Oleh Chadash looking for a job in Israel, the first step is to create a great resume. However, simply translating your English resume into Hebrew won’t cut it. You need to take into account the different expectations Israeli employers have.

Here are some tips to help you put your best foot forward and ace that company interview.

Start with an excellent summary at the top of your resume that will catch the employer’s attention

Capturing the reader’s attention can be tricky, sometimes even more so than the job itself! If you are a creative problem solver who is great at editing and making something spectacular out of the ordinary, then summarize your experience in a few lines. Be ready to put your wordsmithing skills to work and come up with something catchy and informative that speaks volumes about my background and qualifications.

Remember: Your resume isn’t just an application – it’s an invitation to discover why you are the best candidate for the role.

List your experience in chronological order, starting with your most recent job

Alright folks, it’s time to get our act together!

If you want your resume to stand out from the crowd, then start by getting your work experience in chronological order. This is an essential step that you can’t afford to gloss over. After all, who wants their industry experience to be all out of whack?

To make sure that doesn’t happen, a good rule of thumb is to list your experiences, starting with the most recent job and working backward from there. Believe us; you won’t regret taking the time to do this properly – the result will be an impressive resume that shows why you’re a cut above the rest!

Use strong verbs to describe their accomplishments in each role in the CV

If you’re looking to make your CV memorable, there’s one surefire way to do it – use powerful verbs. Put away the mundane ‘managed’ and ‘coordinated’, and reach for words that pack more of a punch. Talk about having spearheaded, overseen, or benchmarked something instead. Pick verbs that help accurately convey the level of influence, impact, and success you had in each role. Not only will this vividly depict your experience, it’ll also help draw attention to all the great things you’ve achieved – and there’s certainly nothing dull about that!

Highlight any skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for in Israel

When it comes to standing out in a competitive job market, highlighting your relevant skills and experience can be the difference maker between being a viable candidate and being a stellar one. Taking the time to showcase your skillset honed from your various experiences is especially crucial when applying for positions in Israel. Not only does it show that you are qualified for the role but it also demonstrates just how well-rounded of an individual you are. Imagine the interviewer’s surprise when they read about all the talents you’ve been blessed with and all the boxes you can effortlessly tick! So, take some time today to set yourself apart by highlighting any relevant skills that make you unique. Your future self will thank you.

Tailor your resume to each specific company and job opening

Don’t use a generic one-size-fits-all version of your resume.

Applying for jobs is a thankless task – you spend hours perfecting a resume only to be left wondering why your application was overlooked. The truth is, sending out the same generic resume to every job you apply for won’t get you very far. Instead, focus on tailoring your resume to fit each specific job opening. Send the employer what they’re looking for and show them that you are making an effort. That way, you won’t be back at square one trying to figure out why your application fell flat!

Practice interviewing with a friend or family member before the big day, so you can be prepared and confident

Interviews have a sneaky way of sneaking up on you and causing major anxiety. Before your big day, the best way to combat the butterflies is to practice with a trusted friend or family member. That way, when it comes time for the real deal, you’ll be more prepared and confident in your ability to answer any questions they might throw your way. Don’t take it lightly – you don’t want to be caught off guard by a surprise question! Nothing ruins an interview like being taken off-guard. So do yourself a favor and practice ahead of time; trust us, you’ll thank yourself later!

Writing a great resume is an important step to any job search. Not only should you have experience related to the position, you should also know how to present that experience in a way that will draw the employer’s attention. Tailor your resume for each specific job listing, list your experience in chronological order and use strong verbs to describe your accomplishments. It’s also in your best interest to practice interviewing with a friend or family member beforehand so you can better prepare yourself . After all, no one knows you like you and it pays to be confident when it counts! Ultimately, if you put effort into creating the perfect resume, success is sure to follow—happy applying!

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Chaim Apsan

Chaim is the Interactive Media Coordinator of Olim Paveway. Having made Aliyah 8 years ago, he now works writing articles and taking care of the technical aspects of the website.

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