This month I had the pleasure to give a talk to a group of young new immigrants. Immigration to Israel is called Aliyah, and the new immigrants are called Olim. I am a volunteer at the Gvahim organization which has the goal of helping new Olim. In particular, Gvahim helps highly-qualified young people with academic background and relevant professional experience. One of the main challenges for these new immigrants is to find an appropriate job in Israel, because most of them have only basic Hebrew skills.
The participants in my talk were mostly from the IT and software development field. I tried to give them some concrete and practical advice on how to find a good job in Israel. I also discussed some possible approaches to making connections in the Israeli software industry. Finally, I emphasized the importance of having realistic expectations. You may see the slides of my presentation below.
If you are a young professional considering Aliyah, you should contact Gvahim. Please feel free to leave your comments below.