Finding Talent Chapter 6: Interviewing Skilled Immigrants

Small talk can lead to misunderstandings when the people involved in the conversation come from different cultural backgrounds. (Version français.)

This challenge is highlighted in the sixth instalment of Finding Talent, a training video by TRIEC that follows the fictional experiences of MetroCan Technologies as it considers hiring a skilled immigrant named Tarek.

In this chapter, Tarek arrives for his interview. Both he and the hiring manager experience culturally-based misunderstandings as they engage in pre-interview small talk.

Tips for Employers:

  • Neutral topics are best for small talk.
  • Body language is an important component of communication.

Watch the video or to use the video for internal training or presentations you can download through the TRIEC Campus. You will have to register (free) and then you can download the video.

Watch the next video in the series: Tell Me About Yourself.

Length: 3:05

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