Why Absolutely Talented?
Dernière mise à jour : 18 oct. 2021
In Absolutely French, we welcome lots of expat partners, and we see them growing up in their new country.
We teach them French and much more than that.
We also help them build their expatriation project and think about their career on a long term basis.
During, the last 5 years, we noticed lots of them hidden the fact
that they are expat spouses.
Because this is not seen as a “plus”, but more as a disadvantage.
This is why, Armelle Perben has decided to launch Absolutely Talented,
to change the way how society see expat partners.
Expat partners are talents!
First step abroad
Moving around as an expat partner can offer up some amazing experiences in terms of scenery, culture, and meeting new people.
But leaving ‘it’ - your homeland, job, family, friends - all behind for a partner’s career can also be tough on your self-esteem and identity.
And when the novelty of a new location has stilled a little and everyday life sets in, for some of us so does the worry about a professional life left behind, loss of competence, becoming obsolete on the labour market, and not keeping up with pension payments.
Meanwhile, you also somewhere realise that all the moving and reorganizing of life in different systems, cultures, and languages has given you a different set of transferable skills than those you originally left with.
Looking for a job
If you are looking to rejoin the labour market, the challenge will lie in convincing recruiters that your ‘intermission years’ in fact are a positive contribution to your employability.
If you feel like you need a little help, join us at Absolutely Talented
on September 16th 2021