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22 Great Questions To Ask Your Future French Boss

After publishing a French Employment Law guide, an anatomy of the French employment agency and the sectors that are recruiting expats in France, it’s time for a short update on some of the best questions to ask in your next interview with a French Company.

The reason we’re putting this list together is because, when you’re desperate looking for a job and get contacted back for one, it’s so easy to forget what an interview’s all about (especially in a French company). It sure feels like it’s about you, but I’ve come to realize that it’s really not.

A job interview is basically all about how you (especially if you’re an expat) can help your future French boss and future employer succeed. It’s actually all about finding out what this potential future boss requires then matching up your background and rich experience with what he/she really needs.

And you know what? It’s actually very easy to overlook these job interview facts. Like in any other company in your country of origin, there’s so much else going on in your future work in France, your life, and in your job hunt, that you can easily forget to look at the interview from your French interviewer’s point de vue.

I tend to think that’s seriously shameful, because the objective here is to make sure that your interviewer walks away from the interview very impressed.

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The Complete Anatomy of Pôle Emploi: Understanding The French National Employment Agency

A few days before we got hacked, we had written a few extensive guides about The French Income Tax, The French Healthcare and the must-know Things about Rentals in Paris. This time, I’m excited to welcome you on board for yet another epic journey into the land of Bureaucracy. This time we’ll be talking about the Pôle Emploi;  the French governmental agency that registers unemployed people (expats included), helps them find jobs and provides them with financial aid.

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