I HAVE recently received a couple of emails asking very similar questions, how can I find work in France?
For many people looking to move to France the challenge of earning a living is likely to be high on their list.
So in answer to these questions here is how I replied…
I won't mess around, I think you will find it very tough.
France is struggling with unemployment around the 10% mark and for under-25s it is around 25% so competition for jobs is fierce.
Developing your French language skills is vitally important, not only for spotting opportunities, but also for general day-to-day business.
The best place for tracking down employment agencies etc. is http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/
Also check out the Chambre de Commerce website for the area you are set to be living in.
And track down English language websites for the region as well, for example:
If you are looking to set up a business then budget to run it for the first 12 to 18 months off past savings, because even though you may have costed it out you will cross many surprise expenses.
And I think it would be very difficult to secure a position in advance from your home country allowing you to leave one job and start another straight away.
So that was my answer, what advice would you give? Please feel free to post a comment below.
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