The process of landing an international position is different from the domestic hiring process. Interviewing For An International Job is a section on the main MyWorldAbroad site that explains what to expect and how to succeed when you land an interview for international position. In short: preparation is your best friend!
- Your interview starts before you walk through the door: Don’t be deceived – every moment of contact between you and your potential employer is part of the interview process. Be polite and professional at all times.
- Take a minute to consider yourself in terms of your employee profile: Don’t worry, you don’t have to suppress your personality completely, but make sure you understand your skill sets from the employer’s perspective and can describe them clearly.
- Practice, practice, practice! Know what your employer is looking for. Know your skills. Know your employee profile. Know what to highlight. The more prepared you are, the more likely you are to land the job.
- Be prepared to talk about your personal life: Think about it: taking a position abroad disrupts your personal life. An international employer will be legitimately interested in your personal details in order to assess whether you’ll be able to cope comfortably with the shift abroad.
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