Work in France

The Grass is always Greener for some expats

Written by on April 14, 2015 in My French Life, Work in France
The Grass is always Greener for some expats

The other day I interviewed an expat British couple in France. They had moved here seven years ago, took early retirement, bought a beautiful country house with a lovely garden in a pretty village in SW France. We talked about how they find life in France and it started off well. They love the food, […]

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Cultural Exchange Opportunities in France with Workaway

Written by on January 23, 2014 in Culture & Language, Work in France
Cultural Exchange Opportunities in France with Workaway

How would it be if you could go to France – anywhere in France – and live the life of a local? Go to the bars where the inhabitants go, find out what restaurants are favoured by the locals, see off the beaten track places that only those who live there know about. You can […]

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Guide to outsourcing your international business

Written by on January 13, 2014 in Work in France
Guide to outsourcing your international business

These days most businesses, including international ones, are looking for ways to cut back on their costs while increasing their efficiency. Companies can easily achieve both goals by outsourcing. Outsourcing involves delegating some of a company’s duties and functions to specific service providers. These providers could either be individuals or separate organizations. With the recent […]

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How to be an au pair in France

Written by on January 9, 2014 in Work in France, Working in France
How to be an au pair in France

Fée Rêvée is a French au pair association which has been pairing students from overseas with host families for the past 9 years. The name Fée Rêvée means “dream fairy” and the association’s goal is to help au pairs to find their dream family. Based in Paris, they are a non-profit organisation which aims to […]

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House sitter in France

Written by on June 3, 2013 in Holiday Travel, Work in France
House sitter in France

  One way to have a free holiday almost anywhere in France… James Cave, an Irishman living in Scotland, decided that he’d like to live in France. The problem was, at that time he didn’t have the budget to give up work, to buy a house or even rent a house in France and as for […]

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House sitting in France

Written by on June 3, 2013 in Work in France with 0 Comments
House sitting in France

Janine Marsh discovers a way to have a holiday in France for free…house sitting in France It is a dilemma that many of us expats in France face – how to go on holiday when you have beloved pets that can’t come with you. For some animals there are kennels, sometimes neighbours can help but […]

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Volunteer in France for a Free Holiday with Workaway

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Work in France with 0 Comments
Volunteer in France for a Free Holiday with Workaway

If you’re looking for a chance to visit France on a limited budget and you don’t mind mucking in, then becoming a volunteer in France through Workaway may be just what you’re looking for. Workaway brings hosts together with volunteers in an extensive range of different countries and is the brain child of David Milward. […]

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Summer jobs in France

Written by on May 16, 2013 in Work in France with 0 Comments
Summer jobs in France

Seasonal work in France is a popular option for those who want to spend time in France, for adventure and cultural exchange and to earn some money at the same time. If you are an EU citizen, you are automatically entitled to work in France. If you are from outside the EU you may need […]

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Opportunistic Expats in France – Top Tips for Success

Written by on May 3, 2013 in Work in France
Opportunistic Expats in France – Top Tips for Success

In challenging economic times, more and more people are looking overseas in search of lucrative or rewarding employment opportunities. In the past, securing employment would be one of the first steps on the emigration checklist and few people would move overseas without knowing they had a job waiting for them, or at least some promising […]

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Ten tips to help you find a job in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
Ten tips to help you find a job in France

Even for the most qualified applicants, finding a job in France for an expat has never been harder than in these days of recession hit Europe. One American expat we know told told us that she had sent her CV out to more than 250 companies – she did not hear back from a single […]

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