29 LinkedIn Groups and Web Sites to Find Your Next Star Marketing Employee (or Employer) in Israel
Ever since word got out that I was leaving my regular full-time gig as VP marketing at a tech company to open my own consulting firm, people started asking me more employment-related questions. CEOs and fellow marketing VPs at technology companies would ask me to point them to recommended marketers that they could hire in-house. Fellow marketers confessed their boredom/dissatisfaction with compensation/desire for change, and asked did I have any good leads for a job?
While I’m happy to be the go-between, there are lots of resources out there such as LinkedIn and several other sites that should not be overlooked. Below is a list of LinkedIn groups and sites that I have collected from fellow marketers, HR directors and technology executives, that can help match between technology employers and marketing employees. Some of the groups are closed, but in most cases you probably know someone who has the right qualification to get accepted into each of these groups, and if you are looking for a job or an employee, you may be able to ask them to post for you to one of these groups, or help you get accepted.
Please note – this list is certainly not comprehensive. If you can recommend other groups or sites, please add them in the comments.
Besides using these groups for looking for a job or your next hiree, many of these are excellent places to learn new information and network with peers – I have found them invaluable resources for whenever I have a question – if it’s marketing or high-tech related, usually someone in one of these groups can help me get the answer I need.
Marketing-specific Israeli Networking Groups
- Digital Eve Israel (DEI) (closed group)
- Israel Marketing Club
- Israel Marketing Professionals (IMP)
- Israel VP Marketing & Marcom Managers Group
- MC Forum (closed group)
- Professional Writers in Israel (ok, writing doesn’t equal marketing, but if you’re looking for a marketing writer, you might want to look here)
- Sales and Marketing Professionals Promoting Israeli High-Tech in the USA (closed group)
- Sales, Marketing & Retail in Israel (closed group)
Immigrant-related Groups – lots of immigrants work in marketing since they (we) speak multiple languages
- Gvahim – this non-profit organization helps mid-career immigrants find fulfilling jobs in their chosen career, so it’s a great place to find people who speak other languages
- Israeli Anglo Network (closed group) (yes, lots of us Israeli marketers are anglo – go figure)
General Israeli high-tech groups
- Friends of Israel Tech
- Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) – High Tech Group (formerly HTIA)
- Israel High Tech (10,000+ members)
Israeli Start-up Related Groups – there are more technical positions listed on these sites but marketers are reading them too
General Israeli Executive Groups
Groups Run by Recruiters & Job Networking Groups (‘nuf said)
- Communitech high-tech
- Job Networking in Israel (Israemploy)
- Nisha Group (closed group)
- Search & Find a Job in Israel (closed group)
- The Israeli sales and marketing network (Ethosia) (closed group)
Web Sites (most of these are Hebrew sites)
- http://www.alljobs.co.il/ (I could never figure this site out, and I don’t think it’s due to the language barrier)
Useful Advice Site (mostly for job-seekers, but may be useful for hiring managers, too):
Again, this list is not comprehensive. Thanks in advance for adding any missing groups or sites in the comments.
Have any of these groups or sites helped you to find an employee or a job? Please share your story in the comments!
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