Working in France

Surprisingly, I managed to find work after just one week of looking for a job. It’s my best record so far. I’m not very patient with job interviews, so this was really a very much welcomed relief for me.

For the first time in my life, I’m not working in Finance/Banking industry. In fact, everything was overwhelmingly different — new technologies, new industry, different language, etc.

The language is really one of the biggest obstacles I had to face. Although, the technical interviews are mostly in English, I had to express myself in French in the non-technical interviews. And since we are in France and all my colleagues are French, including myself, everybody speaks French at work. Even my computer is all set up in French. The keyboard is of course, not my usual qwerty keyboard, where I’m used to touch-typing. But I am not complaining. This is a good training for me. Already just one week into the job, I feel a lot more confident speaking French. I even surprise myself at the extent of what I could understand now even before taking the job.

Et voila, juste une bonne nouvelle que je voulais partager avec vous.

Bon weekend! 😊

2 thoughts on “Working in France

  1. Juicecolored! Di ba nakakaintimidate mag French? Feeling ko maja judge ako ng sobra sobra pag nag pranses ako. English pa nga lang naintimidate na ko

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    1. Ako din! Kahit ang tagal-tagal ko na dito sa France, hirap pa rin ako mag-French kasi hindi naman kami nag-uusap ng French sa bahay. Although, lagi ko naririnig kasi si Aurelien at si Prima French sila mag-usap. Sa office naman, my team can speak English fluently, pero yung HR tsaka yung network guy French lang sila. Mahirap talaga mag-French. Kakalokah kasi ang pronunciation at spelling.

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