Many expat roles offer benefits and allowances you are unlikely to find at home including:
- Relocation expenses
- Education allowances
- Tax assistance or equalisation
Interviewing for an expat role may present some unique challenges, as candidates may be under more pressure and open to additional scrutiny.
Do not be intimidated by this. You have already been shortlisted for the role based on your skills and experience. It is also worth remembering a hiring manager won’t always choose the candidate with the most skills for the role. Most employers look for the entire package when hiring expats. Personality, confidence and passion for the role are other key components.
With strategic preparation and a tactical approach, you have every chance of being selected as the ideal candidate.