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If you are a web developer, graphic artist, technical writer, etc.,
you should list your portfolio of websites in you resume
Provide sample work examples based on the job description
The cover letter should be in Hebrew if the advertisement was only in Hebrew
The Job Search
There are jobs publicized internally at companies before they are announced publicly
start recruiting a short time after an announcement
Globes in English
Always get there early before others
Hang around and wait for a lull in visitors so you can approach people when they are free
Bring a teudat zehut (national identity card) to show the security guard
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Practice an interview with a friend or relative that knows the field you are in
Do not get thrown by personal questions
Know how to answer / deal with them
Learning standard procedures
Try to get at least 1-2 years solid experience as an employee at established company before joining a startup or starting your own company
If you are new to the country, this is very important (IMHO).
try getting in the backdoor
i.e., Take a QA position and work your way to programming
Ask if the company has internships
Volunteer at a non-profit and get experience
Keep learning new things on your own
The Internet is the largest free library in the world
Stay in the loop
Stay connected with friends / virtual friends in the industry
Attend free lectures, conferences, exhibits, user groups, events, etc.
Network, Network, Network!
After you get your job, please help the next person that is still looking.
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