1. What are the documents to have available with you?

Every country requires different documentation for the visa/work permit application. Some items/documents to have on hand include:
☛ A valid passport
☛ 2 or more passport size photos
☛ Documentation from your employer
☛ A statewide criminal history record check
☛ A medical certificate

2. Tell me about some European work related vocabulary?

The Schengen Visa:
Allows you to move freely within the Schengen Area, comprised of 15 European countries.
European Economic Area:
The EEA agreement includes a provision for the "free movement of persons." This allows nationals to live, work, study, and establish businesses in any other member countries with little to no obstacles.

3. What is a country by country guide?

Here is some basic, general information on what you will need to work overseas. However, information varies on a case by case, country by country basis. It depends on what country you are coming from, what country you are going to, your job description and your length of stay. Information also changes quite often, especially as security issues are becoming increasingly important. Therefore, it is always best to contact your local consulate or embassy, which you will need to do anyway when applying for your visa.

4. Do you have any questions for me about working internationally?

Always have some questions prepared. Questions prepared where you will be an asset to the organization are good. How soon will I be able to be productive? and What type of projects will I be able to assist on? Are examples.

5. What is your management style?

Try to avoid labels. Some of the more common labels, like progressive, salesman or consensus, can have several meanings or descriptions depending on which management expert you listen to. The situational style is safe, because it says you will manage according to the situation, instead of one size fits all.

6. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization abroad of your own?

This is a straight loyalty and dedication question. Do not worry about the deep ethical and philosophical implications. Just say yes.

7. What was a problem you had with a supervisor while working internationally?

Biggest trap of all. This is a test to see if you will speak ill of your boss. If you fall for it and tell about a problem with a former boss, you may well below the interview right there. Stay positive and develop a poor memory about any trouble with a supervisor.

8. What is the thing which motivates you to do your best on the international job?

This is a personal trait that only you can say, but good examples are: Challenge, Achievement, Recognition.

9. What are you looking for in an international job?

Stay away from a specific job. You cannot win. If you say the job you are contending for is it, you strain credibility. If you say another job is it, you plant the suspicion that you will be dissatisfied with this position if hired. The best is to stay genetic and say something like: A job where I love the work, like the people, can contribute and can not wait to get to work.

10. What type of personality would you refuse to work with?

Do not be trivial. It would take disloyalty to the organization, violence or lawbreaking to get you to object. Minor objections will label you as a whiner.

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