A Guide for Expats to Overcome Cultural Differences in an Interview

Contributed by Hasib Ahmed, 26 January, 2016

Appearing for an interview is always a tough thing and the process associated with it is often intimidating. When it comes to a place other than your own country, it becomes a more different experience and adds to a whole new level of pressure. The differences in culture affect the interview process to a large extent and if you are not too careful about these differences it will be a big mistake on your part. It is a known thing that there is a huge cultural gap between the work culture and workplace communication of the West in respect to that of the East. Sometimes countries from the same continent have a lot of differences, no matter how subtle they may be.

If you are an expat appearing for a job interview, there are a lot of things that you should keep in mind to perform well and be accepted. Getting a job into a company is not just about accepting the skills of a candidate but also accepting the fact that he/she can fit perfectly well with the culture and environment of the company. So, there are many things that go beyond just language and skills, which the interviewer often looks for in a candidate. This article will provide some of the points that an expat should know before appearing for an interview:

Remember that being an expat you need to always respect the culture of the country you are staying and the same goes during interviews. Take a note of these points while appearing for your next interview and you will surely come out with flying colours.

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