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How often do you take work home with you?

1 of 15 Diligence Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 17th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you work additional hours when necessary. The majority of people will work overtime hours or take work home with them on occasion. Talk to the interviewer about how frequently to take your work home.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I make sure to utilize my work hours very efficiently, so the only time that I take my work home is when there is an extremely stringent deadline. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe twice per month. It's all about being diligent with your time in the office!"

Admin
Answer example

"I take my work home with me whenever it is necessary. Some positions I have held, I work from home nearly every day. Other roles, such as my current position, I work from home just a couple of times per month."

Manager
Answer example

"I try not to take my work home with me. Everyone needs downtime, and I discourage my team to pull unnecessary overtime as well. However, if something needs to get done, I will get it done, even from home."

Marketing
Answer example

"In marketing, one must always be willing to work whenever the creative moment hits you. I have a notebook with memos on my current projects that I often add ideas to at all hours of the day and night."

Retail
Answer example

"I do not take my work home with me very often. In retail, it is not often required. The times I will do this are when we have new product launches or sales scripts to learn. In those instances, my eagerness to be knowledgeable takes over and I will work any overtime required to get me up to date."

Sales
Answer example

"I never leave my work! I have my emails on my smartphone and am happy to answer client questions in the evenings and weekends. I often travel after hours to be at a conference on time. Overtime is a way of life for a business development professional."

Teacher
Answer example

"Teachers take their work home on a daily basis! I am no different. It's part of being dedicated to my students as well as my curriculum."

Benefits Manager
Answer example

"I make sure to utilize my work hours very efficiently, so the only time that I take my work home is when there is an extremely stringent deadline. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe twice per month. It's all about being diligent with your time in the office!"

Mortgage Banker Assistant
Answer example

"I make sure to utilize my work hours very efficiently so the only time that I take my work home is when there is an extremely stringent deadline. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe twice per month. It's all about being diligent with your time in the office!"

ABE Teacher
Answer example

"I make sure to utilize my work hours very efficiently so the only time that I take my work home is when there is an extremely stringent marking deadline. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe once per week. It's all about being diligent with your time in the classroom!"

Written by:

Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 01/09/2017
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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