Sally Shiff is a recruiter at Nisha Global, the international arm of Nisha Group which specializes in placing executives and other professionals in the hitech, biotech and financial industries (Hebrew).
|1) How long have you been in the recruitment industry?|
|I made aliya in 2007 from Tucson, Arizona (USA) and have been with Nisha since December 2007. Before arriving in Israel, I was Regional Human Resources Manager at the RadioShack Corporation for almost 7 years.|
|2) Does Nisha work with non-Israelis?|
|It's not so much a question where the candidates come from; more important is what our clients' needs are. Nisha Global deals with Israeli companies that are looking to fill positions outside of Israel, such as in Singapore, the UK, the United States, etc. The rest of Nisha Group focuses on recruiting in Israel.|
|3) If I'm planning a move to Israel, how long in advance should I contact Nisha?|
|30-45 days, but beware that interviews are done face-to-face so you really do need to be here. Your resume will go into a database. If your qualifications match an opening, you will be contacted and an interview will be arranged.|
|4) How important is Hebrew for Nisha recruiters?|
|It depends. Everybody does speak English but you usually need a good command of the Hebrew language. Among other reasons, you might need to use Hebrew software at work. Start learning Hebrew.|
|5) What should job seekers do to make it easier for a recruiter to find them a job?|
|6) Do you have any other recommendations?|
|There are many good jobs to be found via word of mouth so keep networking. Also, LinkedIn is very popular with recruiters, so have a strong profile. (For that, use the Gigantic Tips Guide for Finding Jobs With LinkedIn)|
|7) What is the strangest resume mistake that you've seen candidates make?|
|All I'll say is that when you're giving an email on your CV, don't use an email address like “firstname.lastname@example.org” or similar.|
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