If you are hoping to work in Europe’s third-largest economy, French language skills can be a great benefit and are often even a requirement. Popular fields of work include the energy sector, as well as services in general and a large public sector.
Unemployment rates are high among French youth in particular, with some economists naming the public sector as one a possible reason for this, saying it is too large to sustain itself. Due to a number of terror attacks in the past few years, France’s tourism has also taken a hit. However, it still remains one of the most important industries in the country. Regardless of your field of choice, an updated CV listing past employments, experiences, and skills is key for a successful application. In case the original is not already in French, include a translation of your CV and add an appropriate picture of yourself. The latter is not required but recommended.