Tips for Finding Work in France
18 January 2011
If you have recently been looking for property for sale in France with the intention to relocate to this fascinating and beautiful European country, you might be wondering what sorts of job prospects await you there. Whether you are looking for part time or full time work, purchasing a French property and moving here will open up a new world of job opportunities. Of course, it will always be more difficult to find a job in France than it was in your home country, but with patience and perseverance you will find the opportunity for you. Here are some tips to help you find work after your relocation to your dream property in France.
Focus on the Best Job Sectors.
At the moment, France is experiencing shortages in the telecommunications, high-tech, hotel and restaurant industries. If your experience or training is in any of these fields, you will find yourself in higher demand. English-language teachers and bilingual office assistants or secretaries are sought after as well.
Get a French speaker to edit your CV.
Even if you feel like your French is quite good, your resume or CV might have a glaring error that is easily missed by a foreigner but very obvious for a French speaker. Getting a native speaker to edit the document for you can reassure you that you are presenting the most professional image to potential employers.
Learn the customs.
When you make it to the interview, have a French friend inform you on the business customs and manners of the French culture. They might be very different than what you are used to. For example, an interviewer might ask you questions about your marital status or plans to have children, which might seem irrelevant and inappropriate to you but is really quite normal in France. If you are aware of these differences, you will be able to handle your interview with grace and poise and hopefully win the job!
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