Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: how many hours do you usually work a week — and why?.
This is an interview question that seems simple, but it’s one that you could easily trip over.
For a start, stating “Oh, I usually rock in around 11 o’Clock, but don’t want to work for more than five hours a week” isn’t likely to sit well with any interview board unless you’re pitching for a part-time job with very low expectations.
The issue is that stating that you’re willing to work 70+ hours a week isn’t necessarily the best response either.
Remember that an interview isn’t just about you impressing a company you want to work for, but also assessing their demands on you and whether they’d be a good match for you. A company that simply wants to burn through employees is unlikely to be a decent workplace.
The second part of the question is essentially your place to shine, by making it clear that you’re willing to put the hours in when needed, but in a productive manner, not just a clock-watching way.
How would you answer the question?
30 Smart Answers To Tough Interview Questions [Business Insider]
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