Tips for a Work Abroad Interview
Posted by admin at February 4th, 2013
So, you have decided that you want to work abroad and you have put in a lot of hard work trying to locate a job that suites both your interests and your abilities. After all of your searching, you have actually been invited to interview for a position: What now?
Don’t feel flustered or nervous; interviewing for a work abroad job is just like interviewing for any job in your home country (which I know, can also be quite flustering.) Take a deep breath, relax and know that you will do a great job on your interview – and, take a look at these work abroad job interview tips in order to help calm your nerves and steer you in the right direction.
Be Aware. First thing is first; when you are interviewing for any job – a work abroad job, as well – you should be aware of the type of questions that may be asked. With an overseas job, you will likely be asked why you applied to the job; why you are interested in working abroad; why the position appeals to you; what type of skills do you have that will allow you to be successful in the position; what your strengths and weaknesses are and what do you think you will enjoy the most about the working in the position (please do note that these may not be exactly the type of things that you will be asked, but they give you a vague idea.) Being aware of what you may be asked will allow you to be better prepared.
Talk Yourself Up. As with any interview, remember to talk yourself up when you are interviewing for a work abroad job. Really highlight your strengths and talk about how they will be an asset in the position for which you are applying.
Be Confident. Confidence really goes a long way, especially in a job interview. Stand tall, be sure of yourself and put your best food forward. When you are sure of yourself, your interviewers will also be sure of you.
Dress Appropriately. If you are interviewing for your work abroad job in person, or via a video conference, remember to dress appropriately. For both men and women, a well pressed suite is the way to go, as it will give you a professional. When you are dressed appropriately, your potential employers will know that you are taking the job seriously.