French & German Recruitment

As a market leader in the search and selection of bilingual and multilingual professionals, French & German Recruitment is dedicated to helping organisations throughout the UK and Europe with their recruitment needs.

With over 10 years experience in language recruitment and with drive, commitment and expert knowledge, we offer an unparalleled recruitment service.

Don't be fooled by a CV when searching for the right candidate

Posted: 2014-07-31 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Crazy manThe curriculum vitae which neatly arranges all the plus points, academic and experiential, has been that sacred document on which employers have, for ages, placed the most importance. But now, a new breed of HR professionals feels that following CVs blindly is a bad idea. 

To achieve ROI on Analytics, you need multilingual specialists

Posted: 2014-06-05 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Return on investment (image: whole point of running a business is to receive return on investment, but first-time entrepreneurs only have 18 percent chance of succeeding, according to Forbes. Still, this fact and statistic never deters those who are looking to make money.
Data analysis is the process of examining data with the main aim of hitting upon information that is useful to you and your business. This information can help you to understand your business and target audience better, thus enabling you to take the right decisions to acquire and retain customers, build pre-purchase graphs, personalise offerings, predict potential customer bases and set sales targets.

Checklist for hiring talent in analytics and business intelligence

Posted: 2014-05-29 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Confident businesswoman (image:'d think that recruiting multilingual candidates especially in the area of business intelligence and Big Data marketing analytics is not an easy job. The cross section of employees who qualify for such positions must be highly valued. While it is true that they are, it is also true that it does not boil down to the extent of technical know-how.

How to hire bilingual talent for the first time

Posted: 2014-05-23 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu


Hire me (image: a bilingual candidate to your team can be a tricky job, more so the first time when you know that they will be an asset to your company but are not sure what kind of incentives they might want in return. You don't have to be a bilingual to count the advantages of knowing how to communicate in two different language. It opens new avenues when it comes to job seeking, and even new markets in whatever field you may be. After all, it boils down to one thing and one thing only: better communication.

How to become a most wanted employer for multilingual talent

Posted: 2014-05-15 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
A diverse attractive man and woman business team handshake at office building (image: an inclusive culture at work can encourage employees to be more driven, involved and engaged. Gone are the days when there was nothing but an air of professionalism in the office air; now, not only are there team building exercises in almost all sound companies, no matter how small, but nearly all big corporate houses have their very own counselling departments lest it all gets a bit too hectic.

Attracting the right candidates: It's not (just) about the money

Posted: 2014-05-07 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
job interview (image: much pay should I offer? Many UK businesses looking for French or German-speaking talent often ask me this question. But while compensation and benefits are an important factor for bilingual candidates when deciding where to apply, it may come as a surprise to some that it is not their top priority.

How to target the Nordic Market effectively from the UK

Posted: 2014-02-10 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
How to target the Nordic Market effectively from the UK
Most of my clients have a European Sales Team based in the UK – these business development executives, sales representatives, inside sales and account managers are on the phone with prospects or clients, making calls to qualify leads, gain new business and manage expectations.

Feedback, Feedback, Feedback!

Posted: 2013-11-26 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

Feedback, Feedback, Feedback!


Recruitment is a chasing game, but should it be?


My French speaking candidates are chasing me after they have been introduced to a client or after they had an interview. I am chasing my client for feedback, my client is chasing his director to get a decision... A common situation in a recruitment process? Yes, it is...


Never close the door on your potential next dream job

Posted: 2013-10-01 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
LinkedIn, Viadeo, Xing, Twitter and other social networks have changed the way in-house and agency recruiters are sourcing and approaching candidates.


Posted: 2013-09-24 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
If you are looking for a new job opportunity please see out most recent job vacancies. For more detailed information please contact one of our consultants.


Posted: 2013-07-23 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Are you thinking about changing the job this summer? Have a look at our July Hottest Vacancies!


Posted: 2013-07-18 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Dear Client! Are you looking for excellent, highly skilled, multilingual candidates to fill your vacancies? Please see our JULY TOP 10 CANDIDATES. For more profiles please contact our office at

Get a new job this summer

Posted: 2013-07-15 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Get a new job this summer

What are your chances to start a new job in the summer?  
"I will be on holidays for two weeks and most of the hiring managers may be off, too. I’ll better wait until September or early next year to seriously look for a better job. And I am busy anyway, enjoying the sun, being out on weekends…"


Posted: 2013-06-21 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Are you looking for a new challenge? Thinking about new position? See some of our current vacancies. For more details please contact the office at


Posted: 2013-06-06 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu


Posted: 2013-05-23 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

Flexibility, speed and availability to conduct and attend interviews

Posted: 2013-05-23 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

Flexibility, speed and availability to conduct and attend interviews

I always recommend that my clients schedule a full morning to interview a shortlist of candidates. However, most employers and candidates need to show more flexibility towards the interview dates and times.


Posted: 2013-05-08 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

How to find a competitive salary package

Posted: 2013-04-29 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

How to find a competitive salary package

Employers looking to recruit a specialist from abroad need to ask themselves: 'What compensation package should we offer to attract the desired calibre of candidates?' At the same time, French or German candidates looking for a job in the UK need to be clear about their salary expectations.


Posted: 2013-04-16 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

Finding the right job candidate: What do you want and what do you offer?

Posted: 2013-03-13 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu

Finding the right candidate: What do you want and what do you offer?

A successful placement starts with identifying what you want from your next employee and what you want to give to the best person.

Case Study: How a British company found the right Sales Manager to expand into France

Posted: 2013-02-18 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
In January 2008, I recruited a Regional Sales Manager to help one of my long term clients starting their expansion into the French market. To me, it was a classic search job,
just how I like it: French Speaking Graduate with first sales experience who has an interest or background in the automotive sector and a great flexibility.

Location, location: What to consider when recruiting a French Speaking Export Sales Executive

Posted: 2013-02-04 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Location, location: What to consider when recruiting a French Speaking Export Sales Executive
For UK businesses exporting products to France, it is vital that their sales staff speaks their customers's language.  Many exporters are employing French Speaking Sales Representatives . Some of them are based in the UK, others in France. Both options have their pros and cons. So before hiring native speakers to sell to sell to their compatriots in either France or the UK, exporters need no consider both options carefully and ask themselves these questions:


Interview Preparation: The Basics

Posted: 2013-01-14 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Interview Preparation: The Basics

I personally brief my candidates on everything I know about the company, the hiring manager and about the role description. I always encourage them to go the extra mile preparing themselves for an interview to make sure that they secure a job offer. But as a candidate, you should never, never forget the basics.

December - a quiet month in recruitment?

Posted: 2012-12-14 | Author: Brice Gouedreau Limbu
Over the last 5 years, December has always been one of the busiest month for me. While some recruiters take a winter break, I have noticed that the demand for French Speaking Professionals in the UK is always high at this time of the year