Friday, January 9, 2009

The Work is never done...



Having done some recent research, I stumbled upon some guides about finding work in France. The number one ingredient to success in looking for a job in France (besides luck) is perseverance.

Most online or paper resources tell you that you need to offer something to the French market - you certainly need to speak French but also KNOW France and French culture and have a special skill. This is a highly demanded market so you need that thing that makes you stand out. And luck.

The site WorkinFrance.com talks a lot about new laws opening France/EU to non-nationals in an attempt at a new brain drain. They say that it is easier right now than it was a few years ago.

Know yourself, know the market, know the culture, and persevere.


Living and Working in France by David Hampshire

www.workinfrance.com

www.transitionsabroad.com

www.jobsabroad.com

2 comments:

Sylvain - Big Apple said...

Any foreign market is a highly demanding market, not only France.

Willing to working in UK or US leads to the same issue: you have to convince the recruiter that you are the right person to hire, not only because you are a foreigner and you are willing to work.

And then you have to convince the immigration that you do not take a citizen's job.

bijou said...

@ Sylvain - merci de ta reponse.
As someone who found work in the U.S. as a French person, do you have any tips to share with us? I'd love to know more about how you were able to find a job here - what channels did you use? How long did it take?

Merci par avance