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Top 25 Foreign Correspondent Interview Questions

Question 1 of 29
What is your experience in foreign countries?
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Question 2 of 29
What are your benefits expectations?
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"Since I am moving across the world with my family, I will need help relocating. I hope you will present me with a stipend for temporary living facilities until I can find a proper home."
Foreign correspondents may receive some kind of compensation other than salary for their sacrifice living abroad. They have the right to negotiate other benefits they hope to receive upon accepting the job, including moving expense money, a stipend for hotels and travel abroad, and a clothing budget. The candidate should discuss some benefits that are most important to them.

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Question 3 of 29
Why is this job a good fit for you at this time?
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"I have been working as a journalist for a decade and I am looking for a change. I am looking for a challenge and I feel like that is only possible if I move outside of the country."
Being a foreign correspondent is certainly not a job for the first time reporter, and often requires much prior experience and knowledge of the field. The candidate should discuss why they believe this is the right time for them to take a job like this and what has lead them to this decision in life. Perhaps they have always had a passion for foreign relations and politics, or are looking for a change abroad. The candidate should discuss their unique situation and why they are a great fit.

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Question 4 of 29
How does this job fit into your career plans?
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"Being a foreign correspondent has always been a dream of mine, and everything I have worked for up until this point has lead to this path. I am excited to be able to start this leg of my career and I hope that once I get into the position, I will flourish."
The hiring manager is looking for someone who will hold this position for a series of years, since sending someone abroad to learn an entirely new culture and way of life cannot be done frequently. The hiring manager is looking for someone very experienced and who hopes to stay in this position for a number of years, but also has future goals to keep them motivated. The candidate should talk about their work ethic and how they plan to treat this job, as it falls into their career plans.

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Question 5 of 29
How do you stay up to date with news globally?
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"I have always prided myself on being one of the first people to know about breaking news since I am so well connected in the news community and also always read newspapers and stay up to date on social media."
The candidate should discuss how they stay up to date with all the latest news around the world. A foreign correspondent must always know the top stories of the day as it pertains to their country, as well as their home country, so they can report on what is going on around them and how it affects their viewers. The candidate should discuss how passionate they are for news and how they plan to find ways of always being the first to know.

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Question 6 of 29
What is the hardest ethical decision you have ever had to make and how did you resolve it?
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Question 7 of 29
What is your favorite story you have ever covered and why?
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Question 8 of 29
If you could start your career over again, what would you do and why?
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Question 9 of 29
Is there anything holding you back from working in another country?
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Question 10 of 29
What do you hope to gain in doing this job?
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Question 11 of 29
What unique qualities do you have that make you a good fit for this job?
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Question 12 of 29
How do you work with a potential interview candidate to get them to trust you?
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Question 13 of 29
How do you find new stories to report on?
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Question 14 of 29
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 15 of 29
Do you prefer working in print or broadcasting?
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Question 16 of 29
How do you form relationships with important contacts for stories?
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Question 17 of 29
Why do you want to be a foreign correspondent?
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Question 18 of 29
What is your experience with politics?
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Question 19 of 29
Do you speak any other languages besides English?
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Question 20 of 29
How does your knowledge of foreign countries help you in this job?
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Question 21 of 29
How do you work away from a newsroom?
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Question 22 of 29
Why do you think you are a good fit for a remote job?
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Question 23 of 29
What is your experience with investigative journalism?
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Question 24 of 29
How would you describe your writing experience?
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Question 25 of 29
What is your experience with social media?
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Question 26 of 29
What is your experience working with a photography team?
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Question 27 of 29
Are you worried about putting yourself in potentially dangerous situations?
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Question 28 of 29
What do you know about foreign policy and international relations?
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Question 29 of 29
What is your experience being on live television?
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About Foreign Correspondent

August 17th, 2017

A foreign correspondent works for a news station or online or written publication, yet often live in another country. They are responsible for keeping the station or publication up to date on all of the latest news from that particular location. A foreign correspondent must be a strong writer and speaker and have all the necessary qualifications as a journalist to gather information and report it accurately on broadcasts or in written newspaper form. They also must be persuasive and dedicated to reporting and learning about the politics, language, social structure, and latest breaking news of the country. They must develop strong contacts within the country to have information that others may not yet know.

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