How to look for a job in France
There are several ways to look for a job in France. Usually, people look for opportunities on job boards and directly on the company websites that they’re interested in.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for in this section, you can still make a spontaneous application (candidature spontanée) to the company you want to work at. Most of the companies in France have a section where you can post a CV and a cover letter.
Websites and job boards
You’ll find a lot of job boards in France, tailored to your needs. We’ve selected a couple of them for you here, the ones the French people use the most :
Student jobs :
- 1jeune 1 solution (government website)
Early career :
Professional : Cadre
How to apply
The basic requirements to apply to a job in France are the same as in any other country and most of the time, they are mentioned in the listing.
Here is a checklist of the documents you should provide and update when you apply for a job in France :
- Cover letter
- Recommendation from previous coworkers or employers (usually, in France, you can ask for a recommendation from the manager or coworkers of the company you just left. Just make sure you have a good relationship with them before you do so).
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