"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.
"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.
"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.
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.