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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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Have you ever put your professional work ahead of your personal life?

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    Have you ever put your professional work ahead of your personal life?

      How to Answer

      Putting your work life ahead of your personal life seems to go against all human instincts. But don't fret! There are ways to put your work-life first without losing an ounce of yourself in the process.

      Putting work first could mean giving pure attention to your job when you are in the office. This approach could mean putting your cell phone away when you're at work or taking action to make sure that your workspace allows for unadulterated focus. Discuss the ways that you have put your professional work ahead of your personal life. You want to seem dedicated to your job but also capable of managing a healthy balance to avoid burnout.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "When I am at work, I take concentrated efforts to put my work before all else. I remain distraction-free in meetings by leaving my cell phone out of the room. When on my computer, I never surf for personal reasons and remove as many distractions as possible, such as unnecessary tabs."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Being new to my career, I am fully prepared to put my work ahead of my personal life. I want to build a stellar career and be a reliable and dedicated employee. I will work late or take work home when needed. I will keep my device on silent during the day so that personal matters do not distract me at work. Most of all, I will remain organized in both my personal and professional life so that personal issues do not creep it my workday."

      4 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "Frequently as I am in the office for long hours and on weekends. However, I have managed to be off the phone in the evenings when I am home and on days off."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good! Your response shows that you strive to achieve balance while also being dedicated and committed to the needs of your company.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "When I am at work, I focus on work. I don’t take calls or texts. I do asses that a call from home is not an emergency. I feel it’s important to give my best to the job when it’s their time. And give my family my undivided attention when it is their time."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It seems you are very professional and are able to draw important boundaries. This is especially critical these days, with our attachment to devices. Well said!

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