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Interview Question Database

International

Interviews for an international position can be unique.  The employer has the responsibility to not only determine if you are a right fit for their role and company, but also determine if you can easily transition to a new cultural environment.  The questions that they ask will likely go beyond those asked in a traditional interview to ensure that you would be a good candidate.  Visit the below categories to see a sample of international interview questions.  Please add your tips and comments on your international experiences, in addition to questions that you have been asked during an international interview.

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Cross Cultural Communication

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Employers will be looking for candidates who value and understand inclusivity and diversity as cross-cultural communication is a highly valued competency global companies seek.  

Describe an environment where you were required to communicate with an individual or group of a differing culture(s).


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What communication skills are required to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural environment?


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Tell me about a time when you had to take someone’s cultural perspective into account when discussing a project


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What research have you done to understand our local culture, working environments and communication styles?


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How would you adapt your communication style to work effectively and sensitively in our work environment?


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What would you do if you were placed in an area with no English speakers nearby? How would you handle it?


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Tell me about the languages you speak and your fluency level in each one.


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