When asked about my motives for applying to the position, shall I mention, among other things (like being a good fit and seeing a lot of opportunities in the position) that I do want to relocate to "a greener pasture"?
On one of the interviews the manager asked me directly why am I considering moving to their country; I replied with "a few of my friends are working / were born here and they praise it; moreover, I like your climate and the outdoors opportunities".
But if the interviewer does not bring this up, shall I mention this myself?
My thinking of what the recruiter might take of it:
- On one hand, he isn't just looking for a job with a larger salary, he has a goal; if we hire him, he'd rather stay with us for a long time than quickly change employers (because he'll be bound by the visa sponsorship).
- On the other, maybe the only reason he had applied is an opportunity to relocate. As soon as he gets into the country, he can arrange some other form of visa and leave our company straighaway!
A note: I am only applying for jobs that are a good fit for my profile / experience / skills.
A second note: I've mentioned "greener pastures". I'm applying from a lower-income country to jobs in the world's most developed countries such as Australia.