Job interview Questions for International Relations

Usual Questions to expect during interview for International Relations position


  • What, in your opinion, can be done to overcome difficulties in a situation in which people from contrary cultural backgrounds need to cooperate? Did you ever experience such a situation yourself and how did you cope with it?
  • Did you ever have to make an unplanned presentation? How did you feel about it and how did you manage the time you had left to prepare yourself?
  • Please tell us about a negotiation in which you successfully represented your standpoint.
  • How familiar are you with managing funds?
  • What experiences do you have that showed you that you are suitable to a position in which you have to operate internationally?
  • Based on your experience in the past, with people from which cultural background do you easily form relationships and with which cultures do you have difficulties?
  • How would you deal with travelling to underdeveloped countries?
  • In your eyes, what especially is important for our company while doing business with other countries? What should we take care of in international contexts?


  • Tell me what exactly do you understand by international relations and business.
  • Tell me about a suggestion that you made and was implemented in the international relations field.
  • Which skills do you have that are necessary in the international relations field?
  • Which procedures do you find necessary to develop a foreign policy concept?
  • How do you think the race, gender and ethnicity affect the international relations?
  • How is globalization affecting the environment in your opinion?
  • What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of the European Union ?
  • What are the practices that a country must follow to ensure security?
  • What are the basic problems of a mixed economy?
  • Can you tell me the different types of the human rights?

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