(asked by Nicky from somewhere)
I am a qualified & experienced counselor, what do you think are my chances of finding work in France?
My parents have lived there for 7 years, near Perpignan and I am hoping to move over at some point soon.
Any help and suggestions will be gratefully received!
Er… A counselor in what?
Unless I’m missing something, don’t you think you’re a little bit too vague for me to be able to answer your question?
Still, I’m taking this opportunity to remind a bunch of you that before dreaming of moving to France, knowing what you’d do here is definitely a good thing, but it’s only the second question to ask yourselves, the first one being: how you’ll get a visa of course.
More on the topic there.
I don't know where that person is from, but in the US I've heard the term "counselor" used as a synonym for shrink/therapist/psychologist. Hope this helps…
But I've also heard it there with different meanings: school counselor, carrier counselor, political, etc…
And who what else it could mean in other speaking countries (as the asked didn't bother telling me where she was from)
I'd say she meant therapist. In which case, if she isn't French, she might truly struggle (assuming she could get a visa & find a position in France). The variability and invariance of human behavior and mental process would have to be taken into consideration when offering psych services to someone from another culture. In other words, she might make a really crappy therapist to French people. Not to say there aren't universal behaviors & mental processes, but the cultural differences would definitely add a new dimension & challenge.