Find a job or training with Pôle Emploi

Find a job or training with Pôle Emploi

Last update29 mars 2021

What is it?

Pôle Emploi is the organization which deals with employment in France. It has more than 700,000 job offers and can help you find work. It can also advise you on training courses that can help you get a job more easily. These trainings can be free or paid.

The jobs and training offered by Pôle Emploi are available on its website:

Pôle Emploi advisers can also help you in your research and advise you on the jobs that suit you or the training you need.

In addition to Pôle Emploi, the Emploi Store site and application also advise and help you in your research.

i Good to know : Once registered with Pôle Emploi, you will have free access for 3 months to the online training site OpenClassRooms. At the end of your training, you can have a certificate of completion. This certificate is not a diploma, but allows you to show your motivation to educate yourself on a subject when you apply for a job.

Who is it for?


France entière

Age required
More than 18 years

France entière

Age required
More than 18 years

What to do?


Register with Pôle Emploi

In this Réfugié sheet, you will find all the information you need to register with Pôle Emploi.

Once registered with Pôle emploi, you will have a referent advisor. Your advisor is there to answer your questions, help you in your search and offer you training courses corresponding to the job you want if you need it.

After registering with Pôle Emploi, you will be able to create your online profile to apply for job offers easily.


Create your CV and cover letter

After registering on the Pôle Emploi website, you can create your Curriculum Vitae (CV) online, by completing the requested information.

To do this, you must go to the section entitled "My skills profile and my CV", from your personal space .

You can also write a cover letter for the job you are looking for. This should explain your background, your skills and your motivation to work.

Once online, your CV and cover letter will be visible to companies looking to recruit. They will also be available when you wish to apply for a job offer on the site.

Pôle Emploi offers you a free online video to help you create your CV. You can watch it here, by logging in with your Pôle Emploi account.

i Good to know : In France, the length of a CV and a cover letter are only one page (A4). It is not recommended to have a CV or cover letter of 2 or more pages.

It is not compulsory to put your photo, your age or date of birth, your marital status or your number of children on a CV. You have the choice to put this information or not.


Search for a job offer or training

On the Pôle Emploi website or from your personal space ("My job search" section), you can search for job vacancies according to the criteria that are important to you:

  • The place,
  • Your level of study,
  • The type of job sought,
  • The area of the activity,
  • The title of the position sought.

i Good to know : You can save your search criteria in order to receive emails each time a corresponding job offer is published on the site. This allows you to be quickly informed of offers that may be of interest to you and to quickly apply for the offer.


Apply for a job offer or training

Once you have found an offer that suits you, it is specified how to apply for the offer:

  • either by sending your CV and cover letter to an email address
  • either by sharing your CV and your cover letter recorded on Pôle Emploi with the person who posted the offer

i Good to know : It is recommended that you tailor and personalize your cover letter to each offer you respond to by highlighting in your letter the skills that you have and that are in demand for the position.

And after?

Track your application

When your application has been sent, you can follow its progress on your candidate area. Recruiters can contact you directly by email or phone or they can give you feedback on the Pôle Emploi platform.

If a recruiter offers you an interview, you can either contact your advisor to help you prepare for the interview or find advice online to prepare yourself, if you need it.

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