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

1 of 25 Entry Level Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on August 19th, 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

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
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"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."

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"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!"

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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 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.
Published: 08/19/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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