If you’re a foreign student or graduate looking for work in France, there are several ways to find job opportunities.
One option is to check your university website for job announcements, as some of the best job offers can be found there. Additionally, there are many job websites available for both students and non-students that can help you find a good job.
Here are some useful links to get you started:
We also recommend updating your LinkedIn account, CV, and general motivation letter to meet French expectations.
Non-European students who wish to stay in France after graduating must have a promise of employment or a work contract and be paid at least one and a half times the minimum wage. Without a promise of employment, non-European graduates may request an Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour (APS), a temporary resident permit that is valid for twelve months and non-renewable, while they seek employment in France. To be eligible, they must have a professional Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree or be in the process of starting a company.
Before starting your job search, it’s important to identify the type of position you’re looking for and prepare your CV and cover letter accordingly. You should also keep an eye on job opportunity sites and create email alerts to receive updates on job openings. Some of the useful sites to check include Pôle Emploi, APEC, and the ones mentioned above.
It’s also a good idea to send in spontaneous applications to companies that interest you, so they can get to know you. However, be careful with your online reputation and the information about you that is accessible to everyone. Recruiters are increasingly using social networks to form an impression of applicants.
Attending job fairs is another way to meet recruiters and potentially have several interviews in one day. Be sure to have your CV and cover letter ready and prepare yourself for the interviews.
Lastly, taking advantage of your end-of-studies internship can help you gain valuable work experience and develop a professional network that you can later use to find a job. You can also seek help from establishments like APEC or Pôle Emploi to assist you in your job search. Additionally, alumni networks like France Alumni can be an effective tool to learn about companies in your field and find work.
*If you are interested in Teaching, check this post also:http://franceetcroissant.com/job-teaching/
*and for academic jobs, you may check this post: http://franceetcroissant.com/academic-jobs/