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Expat Partner - Be careful : Talent!

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Why we want to change the way people see expat partners

Absolutely French” welcome expat partners in Paris, and teach them French with a dedicated program to integrate them and help them find their expatriation project.

So, we have plenty of talents in our trainings.

To help them more, we decided to create a special event : “Absolutely Talented” to show to everybody (society and talent recruiters) that expat partners are not what they think (no they don’t shop all day!), and that Managers need to recruit them now.


Expat partners: used to going outside their comfort zone

If you are an expat partner, you know: when you move abroad you leave everything behind you: family, friends and job!

And you have to start a new life.

This takes courage, and going out of your comfort zone.

And once done, it is easier to do it again and to innovate!

So the expat partner has a very important skill: the ability to innovate.

An expat partner has multicultural intelligence

This soft skill is the most important skill for many recruiters.

This is why :

The expat spouse has this intelligence because he/she has had to integrate in a new country, understand a new culture, and develop a new network there.

This quality (more than a skill, really) is very sought after.

An expat partner is adaptable and very well organized

The expat partner has to take care of everything : find a new home (with everything the family needs inside), take care of the kids, be aware of the best pediatrician in their new town, find some food (yes, quite difficult if your kids like only “marmite” or “camembert”!), but also register kids in sport, develop a new network, recruit a nanny (because no more family around)...

When you do that, you need to be very organized and adaptable, because things never happen how they should (how you thought) in a new country!

I could also speak about very high stress management, languages they speak (at least 3), and their level of education (90% of expat partners have a University degree (bac+5 in France).

You are expat partner?

You live in Paris or close by?

You are looking for a job?

Join us and meet companies who recruit : Thursday 16th September 2021

Early bird price, only 12 euros (before 15th August) :

Only 100 places, register now!

To promote expat spouses to recruiters,

we need numbers!


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