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

1 of 30 Telephone Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 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

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!

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"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?"

Admin
Answer example

"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."

Manager
Answer example

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

Marketing
Answer example

"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."

Retail
Answer example

"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."

Sales
Answer example

"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."

Teacher
Answer example

"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?"

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.
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.
First written on: 10/13/2016
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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