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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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We are quickly moving into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?

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    We are quickly moving into second interviews. What is your availability like over the next few days?

      How to Answer

      This question means excellent news! If the interviewer is asking for your availability over the next few days, chances are you are moving to the next round. Try to be as flexible as possible with your availability. Finish your answer by asking for the interview!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I can make myself available at any time, with some notice. The ideal times for me to interview are between 8-9AM and 4-5PM Monday through Friday. I am very eager to move to the next round. Do you have a specific day or time in mind?"

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I would need to take a half day off to come in for an interview, so given a day or so notice; I can make myself available, no problem."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "Understanding things move quickly; I am flexible and adaptable to work around your availability. What day and time do you have in mind?"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I am so happy that you asked! I have a flexible schedule and often work from my home office. What day and time do you have in mind? I will make it work."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I am available in different pockets of time, depending on the day. I do have Thursday off entirely and greatly look forward to a second interview."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I can make myself available, given a bit of notice. If it is an in-person interview, I'd need to take a half day, so would need a day to put in that request. I'm eager to move on to the next round, so please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make it happen."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "Since we likely work the same hours, I would need to take a half day off, and find a substitute. Can we set a date now so that I can get started on the requested time off?"

      5 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am available any day or evening with at least 3 or 4 days' notice to prepare."

      Cindy's Answer

      Ok, the interviewer may be testing your flexibility so bear that in mind as you answer.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am available ... on this day from xx: xx to xx: xx and ... on this day from xx: xx to xx: xx if it's suitable to you otherwise I can make myself available with notice. I am excited to move to the next round."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good, straightforward answer.

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