Who Are You?

Who Are You?

The Who - Who Are You

The existing jobs websites in Israel fall into 4 categories: corporate websites listing job openings such as Intel's (Hebrew), recruiter websites like TripleTec's, job boards like Jobnet's or employment resource directories like UzIT's Shimushon (Hebrew). After my recent successful Israeli job search during the summer and autumn of 2006, a friend and I started JobMob with the intention of doing something very different.

Like any other country, Israel is made up of many communities. These groups are defined along various lines be they religious, cultural, or language-oriented to cite a few examples. With JobMob the goal is to foster a new kind of community- the JobMob Community -where people help each other find jobs as quickly as possible. Regardless of whether the economy is booming or in recession, it usually takes months to go from one job to the next. If we come together, I believe we can cut that interval to single days.

So let's get to know each other, and really start helping. I'll go first.

My name is Jacob Share. I was born and raised in Montreal and made aliya in 1998 after graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. After my release 8 years ago from the IDF where I served in a Communications unit, I began my Internet career in Paris and Seattle working for Amazon.com. Ever since, my family and I have been moving back and forth between Paris and Jerusalem. My LinkedIn profile has more information.

Now it's your turn. Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? What are you hoping to find here on JobMob? If you're a job seeker, what kind of work are you looking for?

About the Author Jacob Share

Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.

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Michael says

Hi. My name is Michael Marcus. I made aliyah with my family (wife, daughter) in 2004; now there are 4 of us, with another on the way.

My wife found work at the end of 2005, with an internet marketing company here in the Galil. I’m still looking.

By trade, I’m a job coach/social worker with 8 years’ experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and/or chronic mental illness.

Lately, I’ve been working part-time from home, writing website content and doing some marcom writing.

My biggest handicap right now is my low level of Hebrew. I’m looking for additional writing work, along the lines of what I have been doing.

Interesting site you’ve created here.

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jacob says

Hi Michael, good to hear from you and I appreciate your breaking the ice by going first. Before I forget- B’sha’a tova for the one on the way 🙂

You’re very clear about where you’re coming from, but less clear about where you want to go. What is your dream job? You can use this guide to give you a better idea of what I mean. We may be able to find you full-time income writing online, for example, and that wouldn’t necessarily require Hebrew. In fact, if you write well and are passionate about what you write, I’m sure of it.

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Michael says

Hi Michael, good to hear from you and I appreciate your breaking the ice by going first. Before I forget- B’sha’a tova for the one on the way 🙂

You’re very clear about where you’re coming from, but less clear about where you want to go. What is your dream job? You can use this guide to give you a better idea of what I mean. We may be able to find you full-time income writing online, for example, and that wouldn’t necessarily require Hebrew. In fact, if you write well and are passionate about what you write, I’m sure of it.

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jacob says

I’m glad you came back, and I’m also glad to hear that you love writing. There’s alot of demand for your skillset right now, and we should be able to find you the work you love to do.

My network is the JobMob Community plus other contacts that I’m working to bring into the Community.

I have a number of suggestions but right now this conversation is somewhat hidden and I’d like the rest of the Community to know how they can help you too.

This is what I propose- you will be the first Profiled JobMobber. Together, we can write a blog post about you and get the Community to respond.

The Profile should mention your dream job (= the objective), your relevant background and your primary selling points and/or writing achievements you’re most proud of. If you have links to things you’ve written, that would be great to.

The text doesn’t need to be long, just concise and in simple language to avoid confusion as much as possible. Feel free to recycle what you’ve already told me here as much as you can. Otherwise, please send along those 3-4 paragraphs here or directly to me directly at jacob.share [at] shareselectmedia.com. I’ll put together a draft for you to validate and when we’re ready, we’ll turn it loose.

How does that sound?

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Rivka says

Hi. My name is Rivka. I made Aliya 7 years ago, from Toronto, with my family. I am married for almost 3 years. My husband is from Chicago and made Aliya 4.5 years ago. I am currently working as a technical writer and my husband is also starting out (and looking for work) in the technical writing field.

I like the tips that this site gives, though more information on jobs available would be nice too. There are quite a lot of sites for this, though, so I guess that it may be unnecessary for there to be another?

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jacob says

Hi Rivka,
Thanks for explaining what you’d like, that’s very important to me.

It’s true that there are already many sites with Israeli job listings and JobMob links to some of them already, like those from the collection of rss feeds for the Israeli job seeker. I’m not trying to repeat them here, but there are a number of ways that I’m hoping to integrate job leads & listings into this site depending on what the JobMob Community enjoys most. Stay tuned 🙂

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Kate says

I think we all know who we are. It’s articulating it that is the problem.

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