July 14, 2022

How to Work Remotely from Israel as a CFO

The world of work has changed forever. As long as you have a laptop and wi-fi, you can work from anywhere for anyone. You’re no longer limited to looking for opportunities in Israel or locally near your home. Now you can look as far as Lisbon or London for opportunities. If you’re a financial professional, the sky’s the limit.

Recruitment agencies like FD Capital are making it viable for financial professionals to work remotely from Israel for next-generation companies and start-ups. In the post-pandemic era, working remotely has never been more straightforward.

Whether you’re considering a career change or want the flexibility of remote working, we’re breaking down how to work remotely from Israel as a financial professional.

FD Capital is a boutique recruitment agency based in London that works with financial professionals across the world to connect them with remote working opportunities. We’re sharing our advice on how to work remotely as a financial professional in Israel.

Is Remote Working Right for You?

Before you start applying for positions, you need to ensure that remote work is right for you. While most of us worked remotely during the pandemic, it’s not a long-term solution for everyone. If you’re used to the structure of working in an office, remote working might not suit you.

Remote working isn’t for everyone. You’ll largely be working alone in your home and may find yourself feeling overworked or procrastinating on your tasks. One drawback of remote working is that it can limit your personal relationships by removing ‘water cooler catch-ups’. If your company has a hybrid setup, you may feel that you’re competing against employees working in the office.

However, there are dozens of benefits to remote working, most of which outweigh the drawbacks. Remote working means that you’ll be in charge of your own schedule and have the freedom to work anywhere. Most financial professionals transitioning to remote working do so for a better work/life balance and to reduce their daily expenses. Some professionals find that working remotely is more productive than in an office.

Take the time to decide if remote working suits your lifestyle and personality. If you’re transitioning to remote working for the first time, it can take some time to adapt to the change in working style.

Start with Your CV

When you’ve decided that remote working is right for you, it’s time to refresh your CV. Most people only update their CVs when actively applying for new positions. It’s best practice to update your CV every 4-6 months.

Look through your current CV and update it with any new positions or qualifications that you’ve earned. You may want to tailor your CV to adapt it to remote working, highlighting any experience that shows your ability to work independently.

Reviewing your CV is an opportunity to decide your next steps. Remote working broadens your horizons with opportunities from different companies that don’t operate locally.

Does your CV focus primarily on one industry, or have you moved through different niches? Are there any gaps in your CV that you could improve before starting the recruitment process? Starting by looking at your CV can help you determine which companies to apply for and what you can do to increase your chances of being hired.

Decide What Positions to Apply For

Remote working isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution.

The flexibility of remote working means that you can apply for full-time, part-time, or interim positions. You want to decide which job will work best for you. There are thousands of remote working opportunities for financial professionals in Israel to suit any working style.

If you’re looking to go freelance, working as a part-time or interim CFO can help you build your experience and gain knowledge in different industries. While a full-time position gives you stability, an interim role could allow you to focus on areas of expertise. The role of CFO is continuing to evolve, meaning that companies are hiring their CFO with a specific focus.

Deciding the types of roles that you want to apply for will make it easier for a recruitment agency to match you with the right position.

Connect with a Recruitment Agency

The hardest part of remote working is finding the right opportunities. You’re no longer limiting your search to a few miles from your home. Connecting with a recruitment agency is the best way to streamline the process and discover new opportunities.

You want to work with a boutique recruitment agency like FD Capital to connect you with opportunities that match your career ambitions. FD Capital shortlist candidates and works to find the perfect match for both the candidate and the company.

When you work with a recruitment agency, they’ll remove the stress of looking for a remote position. FD Capital recruit for part-time, interim, and full-time roles. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, a recruitment agency will help you move up the ladder.

Ensure You Have the Right Setup

Once you’ve found your recruitment agency, it’s time to finalize your setup. Working remotely means that you’ll be swapping the office for your desk at home or even at coffee shops.

With the right setup, you can work remotely in Israel for almost any company in the world. At a minimum, you should have reliable internet and dedicated working space in your home. You’ll need a computer or laptop to run the necessary software you require and provides video conferencing.

If you plan to work on the go, make sure you have the right kit to allow you to work from anywhere in the world.

Start Working as a Remote CFO from Israel

Now, you’ll be starting to receive offers for interviews and call-backs. Reviewing your CV, choosing the best positions, and connecting with a recruitment agency will streamline the process of finding a remote finance position.

Start your journey today with FD Capital and join their talent pool by visiting their website.

About the author 

Peter Hatch

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