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How do you feel about working evenings and weekends while you amp up your career?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

When you are new to your career, you will often have to put in a 10X effort to grow your career and work your way up the rungs in your new organization. The interviewer wants to see that you are willing to put in the work that it takes. This added effort may mean studying in the evening while you train in your new position. Maybe it means getting the less desirable shifts at first. Whatever efforts are required, show the interviewer your willingness to make it happen.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I am fully prepared to work the overtime hours required to make me excellent in this job. I am excited to be joining the workforce and plan to make an impact through a solid dedication level."

Admin
Answer example

"I am willing to do what it takes to excel in my career. I am not afraid of hard work and if that means working evenings or weekends then, game on!"

Manager
Answer example

"I will wholeheartedly put in what it takes to get properly trained. I know that at the start, I will be required to put in many hours of overtime and I am certainly willing to do so."

Marketing
Answer example

"My creative mind never shuts off so you will have my full investment of time whenever you need it. I am available to work on special projects on the weekends, and will work in the evenings to ensure project deliveries and more."

Retail
Answer example

"Evenings and weekends are fine with me. I will take as many hours as you will offer me. I am a hard worker and understand the importance of overdelivering at work."

Sales
Answer example

"I can assure you that you wouldn't have to ask me twice if the time came for overtime work. I know how to exceed expectations and understand that working evenings and weekends may be a part of that."

Teacher
Answer example

"Evenings and weekends will be required of me for many years to come. I want to ensure that my best foot is forward in my new career as an educator. I will certainly do what it takes to succeed here."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 08/19/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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