Succeeding in the International Job Interview
Here’s a look at the comparison between a regular job interview and an international job interview.
An interview with an international organization will have many similarities with a job interview here at home… you’ll want to complete a lot of preparation for it, including developing answers to commonly asked questions, researching the company, knowing your strengths and weaknesses — and what you can offer the employer.
But there are some differences. Of course, the first different may be that the interview is conducted in the local language and not English — always a good test of your fluency.
Another difference deals with cultural issues, such as etiquette. It’s best to research a country’s basic cultural and business practices before you conduct the interview. For example, there are issues of how people perceive time (monochromic vs. polychromic) and personal space (the distance between people when they talk to each other; Americans tend to require more personal space than in other cultures.) that can have a dramatic impact on an interview.
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