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?