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Finding Work in France
How to get authorization to work in France (in steps):
1.You must receive a job offer from an organization in France where the employer must send you a draft of contract for the job.
2.The French employer then sends an application to the Office des Migrations Internationales. The employment must be approved by the French Ministry of Labor, who then sends their approval to a French Consulate near you.
3.If approved you must make an appointment for a free medical exam on the basis of the results you will be issued a visa. NOTE: You must obtain a long stay visa as a worker before entering France.
4.Eight days after arrival you must go to the nearest police station and present them with your passport and medical certificate, where on approval the police station will issue you a residency permit.
For more information on work authorization, as well as requirements for a visa:
About, gives information on procedures to live and work in France, and why it is so difficult.
French Embassy in Washington explains how to work in France, getting visas and more.
Paris Anglo – You can place your own want ad, contains name of temporary agencies, recruitment agencies, especially jobs in France for English teachers.
Job Factory– Connects to French papers and/or magazines for classifieds section (help wanted).
Jobs Abroad – Contains international jobs, study abroad, intern abroad, volunteer abroad opportunities.
Overseas Jobs– On this site you can post your resume and receive help with your resume; the keyword search is France for jobs in France.
Monster- Work Abroad--The itnernational version of the popular American job site.
CIEE--The Council on International Educational Exchange gives you information on working and studying abroad.
CIVI --Job placement in French companies and civil service positions.
Classified Advertising is a good source of information on job opportunities, even for a person trying to find employment in France, they might consider placing classified advertisements. Check out these French newpapers:
Le Figaro- 25, avenue Matignon, 75008 Pari Tel: 01.42.56.88.44/ 40.75.20.00
International Herald Tribune, Classified Advertising- 81, avenue Charles-de-Gaulle, 92251, Neuilly-sur-Siene Tel: 01.46.37.93.00
FUSAC- An Enlish-written magazine that has all sorts of employment ads.
France-Soir- 63, rue de Bercy, 75012 Paris Tel: 01.40.01.20.00/45.62.44.00