You should consider jobs in France if you’re dreaming of retiring here but not sure how you are going to come up with the finances to retire overseas and live in the first world.
It has been said now and again that the key to a successful retirement is by planning ahead. You won’t get to live in France during retirement years if you just go on dreaming about it each day. You must be an active player when planning for your retirement. If you want to retire in France, then you have to exhaust all means available to put your affairs in order.
Once all that is in order, all you have to do is jump into an airplane the moment you get your last paycheck and it’s “hello France” and “hello to the rest of your life.”
Unfortunately, things do not always happen the way we see them in our dreams, especially without careful planning. Planning for your retirement late leaves you with less time to save up for the retirement of your dreams. If you do not have enough retirement savings, you could either prolong your service as an employee past the normal retirement age or you can retire with what you have and jet off to France. Once there, you can make ends meet by looking for jobs in France that will pay your rent, food and other bills.
If you are already having the retirement of your dreams in France but still cannot let go of your love of work then looking for work in France may be the answer. There are so many jobs in France that you could get yourself into even if you have already retired.
While there are a lot of available jobs in France, finding a job that suits your qualifications can be a real challenge. If you want to continue working, your immediate option is to find a job similar to the one you held pre-retirement. However, a different language is often a barrier to getting the job. Companies would rather choose applicants who have been educated in French. Learning to speak the language fluently will help you land a job in France.
The easiest jobs to get are those that do not require much talking. You could find a lot of blue-collar jobs in France for both you and your spouse. Women could work as a hair dresser, spa therapist or beautician while men could work in construction sites as a plumber, mason, builder or metal worker. You do not need to be fluent in French in order to do these jobs. However, you would not expect high-end pay by working these kinds of jobs, but it can be enough to support a modest lifestyle in France.
Another trick to finding jobs in France is to find work in areas where there are English settlements. Other jobs do not even require you to leave the comfort of your own home anymore. There are a lot of jobs you could do online. The pay is usually handsome and it can be enough to support a simple standard of living in France.
Living in a foreign country means that the people there are interested in your language, just as you are with theirs. An easy way to make money is to capitalize in your English speaking skills. You could tutor kids or even adults in your neighbourhood on the basics of the English language.
If you want to retire in France but you are not financially stable enough to support yourself, there are a lot of options to get you by.
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