‘A common error made by a lot of foreign business owners who moved to my area was to think that France was basically the same as back home, except for the language and this just isn’t the case,’. See what people working in France are saying.
Employment in France
Welcome to our guide to working in France. Here you can find tips and advice on employment in France, including writing a C.V. for a French job, teaching English in France, career resources, starting a new job in France, plus much more.
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Working in France: top tips
Here you can find useful advice about working in France from people who have experienced it themselves.
French career resources
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About the French work place
Read the articles below about what it's like to start a new job in France and all about the French working culture.
Available jobs in France
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You might think that searching for a job in France isn’t too dissimilar to looking for employment in the UK. However, there are some significant differences, not only in terms of language and culture but also in the resources available…
Banking in France Banking in France can seem very different to what you are used to. Things are changing and internet banking is becoming more popular, but some of the processes can still seem very dated and not very customer…
There are over 2 million British expatriates based in Europe and many of them are in France. The numbers are increasing with property prices in the UK rising relative to continental Europe, and all of them need high quality informed…
We are so used to being able to live and work where we like in Europe it is difficult to grasp that this could all change. Even harder for those thousands of British children who have grown up in France…
The structure is aimed at simplifying administrative formalities for the self-employed in France.
We talk to Amanda Garnham, Press Attaché for the Armagnac bureau, who’s lived with her family in Gascony since 1997
If you moved to France, you will be registering your residency status by means of your income tax return. This is theofficial method of becoming tax domiciled in France.
Despite technology leaps and the need to recycle our paper, French residents are still required to save in hard copy a whole stack of papers and documents – some for a relatively short time, others for a lifetime…
Working as crew on a yacht is an opportunity to visit exciting ports, and meet interesting people and in the unique atmosphere of the Côte d’Azur.
A business structure suited for the sole trader in France. Under the EIRL the entrepreneur allocates a designated share of their assets to the business or professional activity to protect personal property .
Putting together a business plan is a great way to focus your mind on exactly what your enterprise is going to be – and whether it is viable….
If you need to find a job before moving to France, or you are looking to start a new career, we are providing a range of links to help you along.
The French are particular about their CVs so here’s how to make sure yours looks good and reads well. Made it to the interview? Great! Read out tips to give yourself the best chance of success
To make all the different online services accessible in one place, the job centre wished to assemble them on the same platform. This ‘job shop’ now offers around one hundred services, from online courses to acquire new skills, help choosing a career, prepare for an interview and find an open position.
This is our eleventh summer living in France and no two summers have been the same. Our first summer living here was a challenge as we were still finding our feet: living in France was still new to us, and…
As the summer holidays approach, your teenager might be thinking of doing his or her first job to gain experience and a bit of pocket money. How does it work for young people who want to take on a summer…
Sylvia Edwards Davis talks to biker and ex-PI Robert Moon who, with wife Lesley, moved to the Cher département in the Centre Region. He’s the first Briton in France to become a qualified pest control or lutte contre les nuisibles professional…
Suzy Duncan moved to the Ariège with her husband and two daughters during 2012. She’s since set up her own business, Pilates in the Pyrénées, in Saint-Girons…
Increasing numbers of people are choosing to live the dream without waiting for retirement, enjoying a more relaxed quality of life in France, while continuing to work in the UK.
Many families don’t realise that they may be entitled to CAF benefits in France. Even for fluent French speakers the system can be difficult to understand and stressful.
Starting on January 1st, 2015, auto-entrepreneur businesses must have a dedicated bank account for their financial accounting separate from their personal bank account.
If you want to get a paid job in France, get a head start with our guide to the employment situation, from the different workplace customs to contracts and wages
During the past 15 years, American Jeff Allen has lived, studied and worked in the corporate world in France. Based on this experience, he identifies some key elements of French culture, and hopes that these insights will help others get to grips with the French work culture.
The weekend that followed was relaxing because I knew at last I had a job that suited and although I was now close to the end of my overdraft, I’d just about be able to dig myself out of debt.…
Offering guest accommodation in France, such as running a chambres d’hôtes, can be an effective way to supplement your income, respecting certain conditions.
Julie Kilgallon is a qualified interior designer based on the French Riviera. She grew up in Manchester and was inspired by her mother’s soft furnishing business to pursue a career in interior design.
Work in a French company and it might come as a shock when you realise that the structures of most businesses are conceived to maintain a clear hierarchy.
In my experience the French Police and Courts are cracking down on people who illegally employ workers (who, more often than not, are foreigners). This might be done through blissful ignorance – but the Courts do not always accept ignorance as a defence plea.
Despite having to battle red tape and high charges, builder Stephen Fishlock’s business is growing fast – as is his turnover and ultimately the money he makes
Best friends Sarah Peacock and Carol Moss lost touch with each other until a chance meeting in the Tarn area of France 20 years later brought them together again. Now they run a successful business called ‘French Kiss Cards’
Whether you’re seeking a job, setting up a business, or just signing on as unemployed you’re bound to come up against that monumentally inert edifice which is French administration…