In My Other Life

Paula R. Stern,

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Paula R. Stern
Paula R. Stern is CEO and founder of WritePoint Ltd., a leading technical writing company offering documentation services and training seminars. She made aliyah in 1993 when her oldest son was 6 years old. In March 2007, Elie entered the Artillery Division of the Israeli army and Paula began writing about her experiences as A Soldier"s Mother. The blog continues as Elie moved on to Reserve Duty, her second son, Shmuel served in Kfir and continues as her youngest son David now serves in Givati. She recently opened a publishing house, helping other authors fulfill their dream to publish. Links to the Author's blogs: * A Soldier"s MotherPaulaSays Israel Blogger...

In my other life, I'm a technical writer tasked with documenting some very exciting and innovative software. It's the flipside of the coin; another way to promote Israel. I began teaching technical writing almost a decade ago, helping many new immigrants find employment in a challenging, mostly English-speaking environment.

One aspect of that task involves training people to get jobs in Israel - and that includes teaching them how to interview. There are many skills that can help you land a job. Some of them are practical, market-related skills such as knowing a certain tool, language, or industry. And then there are the “soft” skills, related more to personality, performance, and attitude.

In honor of the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest, I wrote a guest post about the top eight “soft” skills that you not only need to have, but need to show during your brief interview. You can read about those skills here:

If you live in Israel, are thinking about living in Israel, dream of living in Israel, are looking for a job in Israel, looking for a job anywhere, might be looking for a job, dream of looking for a job, need to interview people, dream of interviewing people - this is a great set of skills to read about.

And how is this related to this site - Israel's hi-tech is a major economic boost to Israel and Israel has one of the best  economies in the world right now.. So, I'll keep writing as a Soldier's Mother, I'll keep posting here - but I'll also keep honing my skills and hope you will too.

Please visit the above site - and leave a comment  if you want- share it with others. The best response to our enemies remains keeping Israel strong - militarily and economically. So, in effect, my two lives come together in Israel...