How to search {french} people in {country/industry/company} on Linkedin

In business, finding people who went to the same school as you is not only a great ice breaker but a chance to turn a new contact into a new business or career opportunity so here is a small guide for french people to find french people and narrow down results to specific countries, industries, companies of interest.

When you are an expat or planning a trip abroad, it helps finding people like you

When you are an expat, finding other expats with the same nationality as you, is a fantastic way to create new relationships and new opportunities on both sides.

When you are an expat in the United Arab Emirates, where 90% of the population are expats, using Linkedin effectively to find decision-makers or professionals with the relevant nationality is a great advantage and time saver.

At Extra Mile, we know Linkedin (our founder worked there) and we have been helping businesses in the UAE with their business development and marketing goals for a few years now.

So we have created Linkedin searches compiling all top universities, business schools and engineering schools in each country. Some searches include up to 400 schools in one country.

Top 3 reasons why finding people by nationality is an advantage

  1. Networking with people of the same nationality.
  1. When selling services or products based on nationality. For example, Air France might want to target French people and UK Financial Advisors might want to target British expats
  1. Finding contacts within prospects who are the same nationality as you or one of your colleagues to increase the likelihood for them to respond or meet with you

Find all french on Linkedin in the United Arab Emirates or other countries.

Click the link to see search results on Linkedin.com with all people who graduated from top schools and universities in France

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Use filters on Linkedin for free to narrow down results to your targeted audience

Locations

Filter to people based in your country or your target territory

All filters→ Industry

Filter to people working in your industry or your target industry

All filters→ Company or Past Company

Filter to people working or having worked in a specific company

All filters→ Job title

Filter to people having relevant job titles

For example: (Head OR Director) AND Marketing will only show people with “director” and “marketing” or “head” and “marketing” in the results

Connections = 2nd

Filter to people being in your 2nd degree network.


this means you have at least one mutual connection with all of them.


this means you can identify paths for introductions or referrals

If you are in sales or marketing, this is gold. 💰

If you use Sales Navigator, these searches can be saved as alerts to be updated regularly on new french people arriving in the UAE, a specific industry, specific roles, etc.

We also provide search results url for Linkedin Sales Navigator.

Just get in touch.

Hope it helps

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Methodology:

For each country, we compiled list of top universities, business schools and engineering schools from various sources.

We then created a search on Linkedin and added each school one by one and save the final search results for you.

Same process for Linkedin Sales Navigator.

For example, for France, the list include the top 400 schools by alumni size

Here is a limited list of the top schools in France included.

Example of top universities, business schools and engineering schools in France

Name
Type
Rank
Sorbonne University
University
Top 10
Institut Polytechnique de Paris
University
Top 10
Université Paris-Saclay
University
Top 10
University of Paris
University
Top 10
PSL Research University
University
Top 10
École des Ponts ParisTech
University
Top 10
Aix-Marseille University
University
Top 10
École Normale SupĂ©rieure de Lyon
University
Top 10
Université de Bordeaux
University
Top 10
University of Montpellier
University
Top 10
Université Grenoble Alpes
University
Top 20
Agrocampus Ouest
University
Top 20
École des Mines de Saint-Étienne
University
Top 20
Sciences Po
University
Top 20
Université de Lyon
University
Top 20
Université CÎte d'Azur
University
Top 20
Centrale Nantes
University
Top 20
University of Lille 1 Sciences and Technology
University
Top 20
University of Strasbourg
University
Top 20
University of Toulouse
University
Top 30
INSA Lyon
University
Top 30
Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II)
University
Top 30
Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
University
Top 30
Universite de Lorraine
University
Top 30
Nantes Université
University
Top 30
CNAM - Conservatoire National des Arts et MĂ©tiers
University
Top 30
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
University
Top 30
Université de Rennes 1
University
Top 30
Université de Caen Normandie
University
Top 30
Université Clermont Auvergne
University
Top 40
Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III
University
Top 40
Université de Bourgogne
University
Top 40
UVSQ Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
University
Top 40
EHESS - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
University
Top 40
ESIEE Paris
University
Top 40
INSA Toulouse - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées
University
Top 40
Montpellier Business School
University
Top 40
Université Savoie Mont Blanc
University
Top 40
Université Gustave Eiffel
University
Top 40
University of Poitiers
University
Top 50
Université de Tours
University
Top 50
Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)
University
Top 50
CY TECH
University
Top 50
Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
University
Top 50
Université LumiÚre Lyon 2
University
Top 50
Ecole normale supérieure
University
Top 50
École Polytechnique
University
Top 50
AgroParisTech
University
Top 50
L'Institut Agro Montpellier
University
Top 60
INSEAD Executive Education
University
Top 60
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Sud Alsace
University
Top 60
Université d'Angers
University
Top 60
University of New Orleans
University
Top 60
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
University
Top 60
Mines Paris
University
Top 60
Faculté Des Métiers de l'Essonne
University
Top 60
Université de Limoges
University
Top 60
HEC Paris
Business School
Top 10
ESSEC Business School
Business School
Top 10
EDHEC Business School
Business School
Top 10
Emlyon Business School
Business School
Top 10
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Business School
Top 10
KEDGE Business School
Business School
Top 10
NEOMA Business School
Business School
Top 10
ESCP Business School
Business School
Top 10
The American business school
Business School
Top 10
SKEMA Business School
Business School
Top 20
TBS Education
Business School
Top 20
Montpellier Business School
Business School
Top 20
Audencia
Business School
Top 20
ESC PAU Business School
Business School
Top 20
Université Paris Dauphine-PSL
Business School
Top 20
IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School
Business School
Top 20
Sciences Po
Business School
Top 20
IÉSEG School of Management
Business School
Top 20
Rennes School of Business
Business School
Top 20
ESSCA Ecole de management
Business School
Top 30
EM Strasbourg Business School
Business School
Top 30
EM Normandie Business School
Business School
Top 30
Toulouse School of Management
Business School
Top 30
BSB – Burgundy School of Business
Business School
Top 30
ISC Paris
Business School
Top 30
ESC Clermont Business School
Business School
Top 30
PSB Paris School of Business
Business School
Top 30
Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management IAE - Aix-Marseille University
Business School
Top 30
Institut Mines-Télécom Business School
Business School
Top 30
Grenoble IAE
Business School
Top 40
ICN Business School
Business School
Top 40
Excelia
Business School
Top 40
iaelyon School of Management
Business School
Top 40
INSEEC Grande Ecole
Business School
Top 40
École des Ponts Business School
Business School
Top 40
EDC Paris Business School
Business School
Top 40
IAE Lille
Business School
Top 40
ESIEE Paris
Engineering School
Top 10
EPF Ecole d'Ingénieur-e-s
Engineering School
Top 10
Grenoble IAE
Engineering School
Top 10
École Polytechnique
Engineering School
Top 10
IMT Atlantique
Engineering School
Top 10

Disclaimers

1. You cannot search people by nationality on Linkedin but if you search by schools of a specific country, the big majority of people in the results will have the nationality of the country. 2. If the country has a big attraction power towards foreign students or has world-class MBA or executive programs attracting executives or students from around the world, the results might be slightly diluted but you can remove those international schools manually if you want and still have great value from the results 3. At ExtraMile, we are against any form of discrimination, and our tactics are meant for networking and business not to recruit in a discriminatory way. Please use our Linkedin superpowers responsibly!