Thanks. sorry, its an interview for a job at a golf course, so it will probably be quite informal.We will try to help, but a few more details would help.
Is it English or French. Is it a "French" company or an "international" company?
If it's French and in French, I can't help. But I have helped Fr business and MBA students prepare for interviews in English for jobs in UK and US. I've got some hand-out material that might be helpful.
Thanks to everyone for advice, interview went well, got offered job yesterday, decision time now, need to find somewhere to live and check out schools in the area.Rick8 said:Colin
The student advice from DejW will be very helpful I'm sure. Just a couple of less structured thoughts from me in terms of things I've noticed regarding differences in job interviews between France and the UK
Things to stress in the interview
Your qualifications - in France these are relevant throughout your career rather than becoming progressively less interesting over time, as is the case in the UK. Might be good to bring any certificates etc and perhaps have the text translated
That you're open and keen to learn - especially the language - and ideally that you have thought about any other areas you need to strengthen and with which you'd like their support, maybe including cultural differences between French and English approaches to the job for example
That you love France and the french culture - the French are rightly very proud of their country and culture and you'll typically get a smug response implying "of course you do, it's great isn't it!" ... but nevertheless, it'll be appreciated
Things to ask in the interview
How the company encourages the team ethic? - also known in France as "le collectif" and French colleagues typically like to see that any 'Anglo-Saxon' candidates care about the teamwork angle and won't be too independent / isolationist
What opportunity is there to get involved in the organisation's wider relations with the local community? - this may be a moot point as a golf club has necessarily a close relationship with the community, but it's anyway a point for some consideration
Would you post something after the interview to let us know how it goes?
L'isle d'Adam would be a good area to live and work - best of luck !!
Thanks to everyone for advice, interview went well, got offered job yesterday, decision time now, need to find somewhere to live and check out schools in the area.