You don’t have to be Jewish to work in Israel. You do have to have a work permit and work visa as well as an offer letter from an employer. According to Yitz Grossman, it is not as difficult as it might sound, and people start new careers or relocate for current ones abroad every day.
You want to start looking as close to the time of your arrival as possible. Most employers, even those in other countries, want to fill their open positions as soon as they can – exceptions are made for those people whose qualifications are in high demand, and employers might be willing to wait a longer length of time to get them.
There are several job boards accessible via internet search engines that are in both Hebrew and English such as the most popular job board: Nefesh B’Nefesh. This job board’s focus is on those Jewish people “making Aliyah” or “returning home,” but many non-Jewish people have found positions on this job board. Take a look around and get a feel for how it looks and works.
The Jerusalem Post advertises in both Hebrew and English. Another English job board that has managed to connect people to careers is Israemploy.net.
Not all Jewish people speak Hebrew, and some non-Jewish people speak Hebrew very well. Whichever is the case for you, you will have to learn Hebrew. Even though English is widely spoken and understood, Hebrew is the official and everyday spoken language. If you intend to work there, it is best to begin Hebrew language classes as soon as possible.
There is a multitude of careers to choose from if you want to work in Israel. Though preference is given to Israelis, thousands of people over the years, and more so recently, can speak to their experience, so the potential to work and live there is high.
A few compelling reasons to work in Israel? Well, as Yitz Grossman says, The people, the experience, the climate, the laid-back informality, the fact that Israel is the king of start-up nations. There’s more. But you’ll have to find out for yourself when you land that job. Good luck!