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How to find work in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
How to find work in France

The majority of expats who work in France are self-employed, not necessarily because they want to be but because finding a job in France can be very difficult for anyone but especially so for expats. Finding a job in France is not easy at the best of times and these difficult days of recession and […]

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Finding jobs in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
Finding jobs in France

Everyone will tell you that finding jobs in France isn’t easy – and it’s true, most of the time it isn’t. Often people have found it more difficult when they live in rural areas or towns and areas where unemployment is known to be high, so you may want to factor in your plans to […]

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Top sites and resources for jobs in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
Top sites and resources for jobs in France

Working in France: we’re often asked – where do I start looking for jobs in France? Here is our comprehensive and full list of places to start your search for job vacancies in France – both private and state agencies, specialist and general. Remember that if you apply for jobs in France – send a […]

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Useful tips for finding jobs in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
Useful tips for finding jobs in France

Whether you come to France for a short term or forever – if you need to find a job, you’ll need to prioritise how, what and where. Many people arrive in France from around the world with a dream to live and work in France but in these recession hit days – it really isn’t […]

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Going to a French job interview

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
Going to a French job interview

So, you’ve submitted your CV (European style and in French of course) and your lettre de motivation (letter of motivation) and you are summoned to a French job interview. Try not to panic! Practice what you’re going to say to make sure you don’t stumble over words.  Get friends to go through a mock interview […]

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CDD and CDI Employment contracts in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
CDD and CDI Employment contracts in France

Finding work in France is not easy for most expats and there are raft of rules and paperwork to learn about. Viki B, from the UK who now lives in Normandy says that she found a job with a French bank but her attempts to become a permanent member of staff were “subject to the […]

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How to write the perfect French CV

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
How to write the perfect French CV

A French CV may have very different requirements from the CV that you need to prepare in the US, Australia, UK and elsewhere in the world. We’ve spoken to many people who emphasise the importance of applying for a job with a French language “European style” CV. If you are in France, you can take […]

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Job application letter of Motivation in France

Written by on April 27, 2013 in Work in France
Job application letter of Motivation in France

When you apply for a job in France you’ll not only need to send a French CV – in the European style which can be quite different from other countries, you’ll also need to submit a “letter de motivation” which is a resume letter or covering letter. A letter of motivation is an essential component […]

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