Tips on International Interviews
Overseas employers want to know a lot more about you than just your characteristics, contained in your CV or resume, that may or may not qualify you for both the job and the international living situation, before uprooting you (and possibly your family) and transporting you thousands of kilometers to their foreign operation.
Manage your online presence on LinkedIn, XING or Facebook. Hiring managers use them more frequently to consult your profile and supplement or check against the CV/resume you send along. Eliminate any photos and statements that could reflect poorly on you. From an employer’s point of view, someone who emphasizes partying on a social networking site is not focused on jobs and those who post complaints about work or colleagues are less desirable candidates. Online CVs/resumes should not include sensitive information as they could show lack of respect for confidentiality and discretion.
Candidates should be aware that there might be subtle conventions associated with the interviews and application process within different countries.
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These same keywords you used in your resume will be the foundation for your job interviews. Not only do you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also during an interview, you must be able to talk about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
This will probably be your first direct contact with the company and will give you an insight into it's workings and the chance to meet with it's personnel to see if it is a place that you would like to work.
Whilst interviews can be nerve wracking experiences, it should be remembered that the interviewer is only human and it is possible that they are nervous also.
The primary part of the job interview are interviewer questions.
If you are prepared for the job interview, dress and behave as in dress codes, you will be able to promote your qualifications effectively as you respond to questions, particularly about yourself, why you want the job and what you can contribute to the company
Always ask questions because this demonstrates your prior research and interest in the job.
Do not volunteer information that the interviewer doesn't ask for and maintain eye contact while talking with someone
Other International Job Interviews Info
Follow up the job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your strong interest in the position.
Good luck with your international job interviews!
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