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Bonjour....
Lets go to english now. I only speak a bit of French. I have been to France many times and I am in love with the countryside there, especially as you get up towards the alps. Have any of you had any experience with moving there or anything... how hard is it for an English speaker to get a job?

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I have not, but have always wanted to go there and see the beauty that everyone always talks about. It looks amazing from the brochures and seeing on television. I am not sure when I will be able to go though, have a ton of stuff that comes first. as always.

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Finding a job in France as an English speaker is tough. They really love their French and even if you speak a different form of French (i.e. from Quebec) you will be shunned. However, I am not saying it is impossible, but you may want to look at building a connection with some people over there, before you make the commitment to move there.

Best of luck.

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It's extremely hard to get a job in France if you don't at least speak the basics. It's not impossible, but if you need to work, it's better if you can come with a good grasp of the language to save disappointment.

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Compared to other countries, to get a job, it's absolutely necessary to have the corresponding diploma.

A bit hard to change job!

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Bonjour....
Lets go to english now. I only speak a bit of French. I have been to France many times and I am in love with the countryside there, especially as you get up towards the alps. Have any of you had any experience with moving there or anything... how hard is it for an English speaker to get a job?
Hi!

As already underlined it is hard to get a job -
-There is the languague question.
- There is the question of your qualifications getting recognized.

Further do not thing that you can establish your own firm easily ( exceptions confirm the rule ). The basic social charges you need to pay before you start can sink you very quickly. ( Do not believe in: little turnover, little charges ).

Yours,

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It is true that it is very difficult to get a job in France - even if you speak French. Without fluent French your options are severely limited. However, starting one's own business as an auto-entrepreneur, is do-able. I did so 2 years ago without any serious headaches.

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Bonjour....
Lets go to english now. I only speak a bit of French. I have been to France many times and I am in love with the countryside there, especially as you get up towards the alps. Have any of you had any experience with moving there or anything... how hard is it for an English speaker to get a job?
In addition to the previous comments regarding the employment prospects, the economic outlook in France isn't what you would call rosy. Unemployment is around 10%. The French are very pessimistic about the prospects for improvement.

For employment, the French are biased towards hiring French people so this will work against you.

If you like Alpine countryside you may want to take a look at Germany. There are some really beautiful locations there, such as Garmisch. The German economy is taking off and the economic outlook is good. They are looking for professionals as they have a shortage. Plus, many Germans, especially the young ones, understand English.

Good Luck.

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