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A career in France?

There’s very little, if any at all, written on the internet by people who are NOT retired, and who wish to get a job for a french firm and fully integrate into French life! I have found nothing that addresses how people in their 30s and 40s, coming from the UK, can continue their career in France!

I speak French, and my qualifications are as valid here as they are in the UK, so I should be OK. However, things are not as simple as that. Most British people here are retired, run gites, work for British companies or have British-facing businesses. Follow my progress as I try to start a real career alongside french people!

Back soon…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2013 4:21 pm

    Hi all
    For those who do want to see how to launch a working life in rural France, please see my articles

    Click the links under “Read Here” on the right – for relevant articles.

    I recommend in particular the following two:

    - Careers in France
    - Bilan de Compétences (a Skills Assessment undertaken in France)

    Cheers
    Emily

    p.s. you can also contact me and ask me any questions, however silly…

  2. Amelia Holmes permalink
    February 28, 2013 12:52 am

    Hi. After a few years of realising that in France there is only one way to get a full time job here and that is to have french qualifications I’ve decided to pursue a correspondence course in Accounting. I’m in my early 30s with two kids under 6 and currently a Business English trainer part time. I’m hoping that this will be all worth it. It’s my last shot I guess to be fully integrated here.

    • February 28, 2013 1:45 am

      Interesting, I was thinking of doing the same, for identical reasons. Then I thought they’d still prefer to employ French people and anyway I like being an interpreter. But then every now and then my husband and parents tell me I’m useless for no longer earning a great wage. It shouldn’t be any of their business, should it?!! I actually think you’re doing a good thing as someone will employ you and accountancy is always required by people of all nationalities. Please keep me posted. I hope it’s going well! Take care

  3. Amelia Holmes permalink
    February 28, 2013 12:53 am

    I forgot to mention I have a BA in French and Spanish which is virtually useless here.

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