When you search for French jobs, if you want your job application to be taken seriously you have to consider all national differences. The French jobs need more than just the obvious French CV writing and translation - they require thorough preparation. You will face problems that in all probability did not even cross your mind when you decided to try jobs in France.
Do not take too lightly the influence the French jobs can have on the result of your adventure! For example, you will experience the unfamiliar immigration rules and practices, strange job application procedures, bizarre job selection trends and weird management culture.
Most visits to France are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. The French authorities have carried out a number of arrests as a result of investigations into terrorist networks.
Foreign job seekers are expected to have a basic understanding of French language to cope with daily office life and life outside work. In the IT sector for instance, there is a fair chance of finding work when you are capable of just speaking English. Many French speak and understand English, but prefer not to use it. Not speaking French will not necessarily hurt you. Unless your French is perfect, use it only for greetings, toasts and occasional phrases.
Many people believe that having studied the French at school or college means you are able to speak that language – but do not be mistaken. Having to convince your boss in a language that is not your native tongue could prove a lot more difficult than you might expect.
The French jobs resources online are widely spread. With the high level of Internet usage in France, the Internet is now the best place to access jobs information. However, in effective French jobs search, you should complement online job search by methods that are more traditional because jobs are advertised in different ways and some jobs are not advertised in traditional forms at all.
More than half of all Frence jobs are not advertised and are filled through referrals or networking. We refer to this as the "hidden job market" and it is a very important aspect in the job search process.
With French jobs, quite often, it is not what you know but whom you know
A successful way of finding French jobs is through speculative or open application. In addition, employment agencies are present in major cities and are available on the Internet.
Find French jobs using the most powerful job search engine on the Internet!
To find your French jobs, simply type keywords into the Emploi recherché/what box describing the kind of job you want, and enter a city, a province or postal code in the Localité/where box. Then click the Rechercher/Find button or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
Careerjet searches French jobs listed on all of the major job boards, newspaper sites, niche industry sites and corporate job sites. Those include:
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We hope that your search for French jobs has been successful and you have a French visa and French work permit. So, if your French cover letter and French CV are ready, you may distribute them to your future employers and start preparing for a French interview.
Good luck with your French jobs!