Interviews are still the most effective way of cutting the talent wheat from the chaff and connecting on a professional and personal basis.
When hiring international candidates, interviews take on an extra layer of importance. Interviews should be considered more than just another sourcing stage - they represent a unique opportunity to build genuine rapport with your international candidate.
In our view, there are some classic interview questions that help highlight requisite skills and attitudes no matter where the candidate is from, and there are some questions that are specific to helping perfect international hiring and candidate rapport building.
Both lines of questioning complement the other, and should be deployed to every international candidate no matter their seniority, age, or placement.
Do you have international working experience? If so, what was your experience like?
What is your ideal international location to work and why do you want to work there?
How much do you know about your ideal location/city/country?
When can you start?
Do a candidate SWOT analysis.
Why should we hire you?
What are your career goals and can we help you reach them?
What style of work do you prefer?
Tell me about your work to date, and describe your local recruitment/employment environment.
This provides an opportunity for your interviewee to break down their current working environment, the things they like (and don’t like) about it, and why your opportunity represents progress for them.
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