Job seekers are being urged to be prepared for a tough market in Israel and to make sure their résumés are up-to-date.
The Jerusalem Post reported that job seekers are urged to update their réposals on job boards and social media, and they are also encouraged to have a job search company review their portfolios.
Job seekers who do not update their portfolios will be denied jobs, said the newspaper, adding that those who do so will face severe penalties.
The newspaper said some job seekers were even being told they could not get jobs in the Israeli economy, due to the low quality of their resumes.
“Israel has been a country where it is very important for people to have information on their réstas, to show that they have applied, and that they are working,” said Elad Shauli, who is applying to a job as a graphic designer at an Israeli advertising agency.
“But sometimes you can’t even tell what you’ve got in your portfolio, so people are being told, ‘You can’t work in this sector because there are so many scams and there are people who can’t find a job.'”
Shauli’s résumé is full of errors and she said she was told by the agency’s manager that she would not be able to get hired, adding: “It was a terrible experience.
I just wanted to be able do something and not have to do it.”
The Jerusalem post said that Job Searching, an online service for job seekers, was not responding to their inquiries and that the company could not provide information about applicants who have not updated their portfolios, adding “We can only work with those who are working and who have their resumes updated, which means that we cannot comment on specific applicants.”
The newspaper reported that Job Seekers in Israel have received a total of 2,100 applications in the past 12 months, and according to the newspaper “there are about 7,000 job vacancies, with vacancies increasing from the past six months to the current period.”
“We are seeing more people trying to get into the sector and they do it in a very competitive way,” said Shaula.
“So if you want to find a place, you can find it.
We don’t want to see people leaving this sector who are looking for a good job, who are ready to do something.”
The Israel Media and Telecommunications Authority has said that it will “take the necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of its employees,” and that it has increased its monitoring of the job market in the country.
The Israel Public Ministry has also said that the government is taking “immediate measures” to prevent jobs from disappearing in the digital space.
“It is imperative to keep in mind that there are some people who are taking advantage of job seekers’ desperation to get jobs and to exploit the desperation of jobseekers,” the ministry said in a statement.
“We will take the necessary steps to ensure that these people are not able to gain a foothold in our economy, and we will ensure that our jobseekers receive the support that they need.”