Issues in Conducting International Interviews

Conducting international interviews
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2 Credits


The process of conducting an interview is never simple. Adding an international element introduces several layers of potential complications regarding preparation, logistics, communication and cultural interaction. 

This course will educate you about issues specific to international interview, and will provide you with strategies to help you overcome these issues. Additionally, this course will improve how you interview employees who are from another culture or speak a different first language than you.

Key Takeaways:

  • Methods for communicating clearly with people from other cultures
  • Techniques for conducting video interviews
  • Strategies for calibrating an international interview subject
  • Tips to overcome challenges specific to international interviews
  • Tips for planning international interviews


Familiarity with basic interviewing techniques

You Will Learn How To:

Identify key distinctions of various interviewing methodologies used around the world

Discern approaches to planning international interviews prior to departure

Identify potential challenges of international interviewing, such as cultural, logistical and time-related concerns

Recognize methods of communicating clearly with someone from another culture

Ascertain techniques for conducting video interviews and the ways in which they differ from in-person interviews

Discern issues that might arise when conducting an interview with an interpreter

Determine strategies for calibrating an international interview subject

Recognize legal concerns that could impact an international interview

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction to International Interviews
Lesson 2 International Interviewing Methodologies
Lesson 3 Cultural Challenges
Lesson 4 Time and Logistical Challenges
Lesson 5 Planning for International Interviews
Lesson 6 Video Interviews
Lesson 7 International Communication
Lesson 8 Other Cultural Considerations
Lesson 9 Using an Interpreter
Lesson 10 Choosing the Right Words
Lesson 11 Establishing Rapport and Calibrating the Subject
Lesson 12 Policy and Legal Concerns
Lesson 13 Conclusion

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2
NASBA Information: Communications and Marketing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: April 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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