In an increasingly global world, expatriation may seem “self-evident.” However, research and exchanges between international mobility professionals indicate that expatriation presents many obstacles to be overcome. This article addresses five key questions, namely: (1) What personal characteristics can I develop and put forward for a position abroad? (2) How do I further the international adjustment of my spouse and my children; (3) What can my employer do to support my international success? (4) How do I prepare for an expatriation? And (5) How do I recognize and value the skills acquired during expatriation for my career? All these questions are the subject of practical recommendations to facilitate the success of expatriation.
CERDIN, J.L. (2011). L’expatriation comme choix de carrière. Gestion – Revue Internationale de Gestion, 36(3), pp. 27-34.