The Orthodox Union's 2008 Israel Job Fair for English Speakers Coming in November

The Orthodox Union’s 2008 Israel Job Fair for English Speakers Coming in November

The Orthodox Union of America (OU) is having a 2-part Israel job fair in New York and Jerusalem as part of their National Convention in November 2008.
OU 2008 Job Fair Poster

Update 13/11/08: THE JOB FAIR IS SOLD OUT. If you sign up now, you will be put on a waiting list. From the OU:

“We are sorry to inform you that the Resume Day Event November 23rd & the Job Fair on November 25th are now SOLD OUT. This means that we have many more reservations then the Hall can accommodate. However, we have open a waiting list should any positions free up. We thank all those that signed up for this event and we look forward to much success.”

Update 09/11/08: More details have been added for the parts in Jerusalem including a link to the list of employers expected for the job fair on Nov. 25th. Also, JobMob will have a table at the fair so come by and introduce yourself, it's always fun to meet JobMobbers offline in the real world.

Unofficially there are actually 3 parts:

Part 1 – New York

Who

The New York part of the job fair is aimed at people considering moving to Israel (making aliya).

What

The goal is to introduce candidates to Israeli companies looking for English speakers, and hopefully lead to a job offer before the candidates move to Israel.

At the short event, arrangements will be made for the next steps in the recruitment process such as forwarding resumes to Israeli employers, scheduling video interviews from New York or live interviews later in Jerusalem.

Entry is free. Register and send in your resume here

When

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 from 10am – 1pm

Where

OU Headquarters
11 Broadway 14th floor
New York, NY

Part 2a – Jerusalem, The 2008 OU National Convention

Who

The second part of the job fair, in Jerusalem, is for people who attended the first part in New York AND for English job seekers already in Israel.

What

From the official announcement (pdf):

  • Counselors and mentors ready to help you prepare for every step in landing a good job.
  • Help with preparing your resume to appeal to an Israeli employer.
  • Printers will be on-hand to print out your newly re-written resume at the November 25th Job Fair (see below)

Update 13/11/08:  This event is now SOLD OUT. Registrants will be put on a waiting list.

Update 09/11/08: Entry is free but you must register in advance. Email jobs [at] ou [dot] org with your name & phone number and include the words “Resume Day” somewhere in the message. This event is ALMOST SOLD OUT. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis only.

When

Sunday November 23rd, 2008 from 5pm -7pm

Where

OU National Convention, Ramada Hotel Jerusalem
Access: 5-10 min walk from the Jerusalem Central Bus Station

Part 2b – Jerusalem, Job Fair at Ramada Hotel Jerusalem

Who

Again – either for people who were in NY for Part 1 or who are already in Israel.

What

The goal here will be to conduct interviews between candidates and employers. There will even be video conferencing equipment to have interviews with employers that can't come to the event.

Update 13/11/08:  This event is now SOLD OUT. Registrants will be put on a waiting list.

Update 09/11/08: Before deciding to come, download a spreadsheet of the registered employers to see if there are any companies you're targeting in your job search. More interesting, download and read this list of the job openings these employers are trying to fill.

Entry is free. Register for the job fair here

When

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 from 5pm – 9pm

Where

Ramada Hotel Jerusalem
Access: 5-10 min walk from the Jerusalem Central Bus Station

For more information about any of the different parts, contact Michael Rosner at rosnerm [at] ou [dot] org.

If you're planning on going to the fair, don't forget to read 35+ Jobs Fair Success Do’s and Don’ts

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