What Happens After You Get Invited for an Overseas Job Interview


Date Posted: March 13, 2018

After you apply for an interesting overseas job online on WorkAbroad.ph, you get invited for an interview. Do you know what will happen next? WorkAbroad.ph gives you some pointers on what to anticipate.

1. Your first interview will be conducted by the recruitment agency.

You will have to undergo two interviews. An initial interview will be conducted by the recruitment agency that is facilitating the hiring.
It is important that you research on the address of the office where the interview will be held and ensure that you know how to commute there and how long it will take to get there. It is essential to also allot enough time for unforeseen situations such as the MRT breaking down or heavy traffic that may hinder you from arriving on time for the interview.

2. You will undergo a second interview, and this will be conducted by your prospective employer.

Beforehand, you should research the company that you will be working for. Find out who they are, what they are looking for and how big the company is. Study their Company Mission and Vision. It would also be a good idea to do some research on the country they’re based in.
Beforehand, you should research the company that you will be working for. Find out who they are, what they are looking for and how big the company is. Study their Company Mission and Vision. It would also be a good idea to do some research on the country they’re based in.

3. It wouldn’t hurt to get some feedback after the interviews.

It’s perfectly fine to ask for constructive criticism from your interviewers. It will provide you with valuable insight that will help you progress in your career and give you a chance to have a second, more productive conversation with the employer.
However, do not be disappointed if they don’t answer, as many companies have policies regarding these things. Just simply send them a request for interview feedback via email.
Other than going directly to the employer or recruitment agency, you can always get some feedback on how well your interview went through the following:

a. Self-evaluation

Think about your interview questions &responses, and take it a step further by videotaping yourself responding to those questions. Review your performance. Be brutally honest with yourself on whether or not you did a good job and look out for points for improvement.

b. Peer evaluation

Seek out the eyes and ears of a trusted friend who will be honest with you. Roleplay the interview by giving your friend a specific job posting and a list of questions. Instruct him to ask you the questions randomly and to even make up some of his own. You can also let your friend watch your self-made video.
Knowing this, you can now better prepare for future overseas job interviews. So take your career to the next level and apply now to thousands of overseas jobs posted by POEA-licensed agencies on WorkAbroad.ph!


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