If you have been searching for a job in France and have been invited for an interview, you have come to the right place as I am about to tell you how to succeed in a French job interview. To be given a job interview in France, you must apply online or in person for a job opening. You can also send a speculative job application along with your CV to a company’s recruitment team, or hand it into the company in person.If the company is interested in your CV and your cover letter, which you should provide in both French and English, they will call you or send you an email to invite you to an interview. You should ensure that you check your spam box in your emails in case this invitation to interview has gone in there.

How To Prepare For A Job Interview

Once you have been offered a job interview in France, you should make sure that you reply and confirm your availability to attend. You should also make sure that you know the time, date and location of your interview. If it is in person, you should check that you know how to get there so that you arrive on time on the day. If you are applying for a job in France from another country, your interview might also be held on Skype or Zoom. If this is the case, you need to make sure that your laptop or computer is fully charged and has a stable internet connection. You also need to make sure that you have headphones with a microphone that works. Perhaps the most important thing is to ensure that you won’t be disturbed by people living with you during the interview. If you are, this could make you lose focus and get distracted. If you have a video interview, you should also try to make your background as neutral and tidy as possible . Remember to have the appropriate clothing clean and ready for the day of your interview. You should look smart and professional.

Practicing For Your Job Interview

You should make sure that you know if your job interview will be in French or in English. Once you have found this out, you should then start to practice for your interview. You can ask family members or friends to give you a mock interview, so you can practice answering questions. You can also ask them for feeback on your answers so that you know how to improve. It would be a good idea to ask your family member or friend to give you feeback on your body language and overall presentation too, as these are very important things which your potential employer will be watching.

Preparing Your Pitch in French

If your job interview is in French, you should make sure that you’re ready to present yourself well in French. You should practice answering questions about why you’re interested in the job and the company, as well as what makes you a good fit for the post. Make sure that you are completely comfortable expressing yourself in French. You should also prepare some insightful and relevant questions about the company and the job, to prove that you are interested in the job that you are applying for. Asking good questions will also show that you have researched and that you understand the business well.

Researching The Company

One of the most important things to do if you’re preparing for a job interview in France is to research the company that you have applied to. You need to use different forms of social media, such as their website, LinkedIn and Twitter. You could also search the company on Google to see if any articles had been written about them, or by them. You should read any articles and posts about the company and take notes on what you think is relevant. You should research any current projects that the business has and what its core values are. It would also be good to use what you read about them online to prepare interesting and relevant questions to ask the people who are interviewing you. You can also research the job post itself and try to find out more about what it would entail.

Reading The Job Description

You can then read the job description to find out what the main requirements of the job are. For each of the main requirements,you should think of an example where you have demonstrated that quality in the past. You will then be able to mention this in the interview. If you do not have experience in that particular area, you should be able to prove that you are quick and eager to learn.You can also use the job description to get a clearer idea of what the job entails

What Are My Strengths ?

Looking at the list of essential and desired skills on the job description, you should make a list of the times that you have been able to display these qualities, either in your professional or personal life. If your interview is in French, you should make sure that you are happy to express these in French. You could also ask friends and family members what your strengths are that would make you a good fit for the job post. Don’t be afraid to sell yourself in the interview !

What Are My Weaknesses ?

As well as asking what your greatest strength is, interviewers often like to find out what your greatest weakness is. Don’t pretend that you don’ have any weaknesses, as we all have flaws. What the interviewer will be interested in is how you deal with that weakness and overcome it in times of challenge. So, once you have identified one of your weaknesses, you should think about times when you have overcome it and write these examples down to remember during the interview.

What Different Types Of Jobs Are Available in France For English Speakers ?

If you are an English speaker looking for a job in France, there are different kinds of jobs that you can apply for which will allow you to use your English. To search for an English speaking job in France, you can search for job openings online, for example on social media like LinkedIn or other job sites. Lots of English speakers in France decide to work as English teachers, especially if they have a TEFL certificate. You could work as an English teacher in a school or privately.


One of the best jobs for English speakers in France is to work with Babylangues as a babysitter and English instructor. We operate in lots of different cities across France. You will be able to use your experience with children to teach French children English whilst offering them childcare. Babylangues will help you make the most out of your time in France, and you can decide the hours that you work.