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When would you be available to start?

This question has been answered 12 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

Advice
Before your interview, make sure you have a start date in mind for the new employer. You may need to give two weeks to your previous position. If you are unemployed, perhaps you can start right away. In either situation, be prepared with an affirmative answer.

If you are currently working, you should always show professionalism by offering two weeks' notice to your current employer. No hiring manager is ever impressed when they hear 'I can quit my job today and start tomorrow!' Show that you are professional and reliable in all situations.

Admin answer example
"Could you share with me your ideal start date? I am happy to be flexible. However, I will need to give at least two weeks' notice to my current employer."
Assistant Principal answer example
" “As a professional courtesy, I would like to give my current employer two weeks' notice. I could start anytime after that."
Basic answer example
"I am currently unemployed and am willing to start as soon as needed."
Chef answer example
" “As a professional courtesy, I would like to give my current employer 2 weeks' notice. I could start anytime after that." OR "I am currently unemployed; however, I have a long weekend trip planned from the 12th to the 15th. I would be thrilled to start the Tuesday after that."
Claims Adjuster answer example
" “As a professional courtesy, I would like to give my current employer two weeks' notice. I could start anytime after that." OR "I am currently unemployed; however, I have a long weekend trip planned from the 12th to the 15th. I would be thrilled to start the Tuesday after that."
Clinical Research answer example
" “As a professional courtesy, I would like to give my current employer two weeks' notice. I could start anytime after that." OR "I am currently unemployed; however, I have a long weekend trip planned from the 12th to the 15th. I would be thrilled to start the Tuesday after that."
Laboratory Assistant answer example
" 'As a professional courtesy, I would like to give my current employer 2 weeks' notice. I could start anytime after that.' OR "I am currently unemployed and am willing to start as soon as needed."
Manager answer example
"I am currently looking for a career change within a 6-week turnaround timeline after an offer letter is signed. This timeline would give me enough time to smoothly transition my team and help to find and train my replacement."
Marketing answer example
"I need to give my employer two weeks' notice. Due to my length of employment, it is possible that I may need to work an additional week if they were to request it of me to aid in the transition to the next content manager, but I am available immediately following. Can you clarify your timeline for me?"
Restaurant Manager answer example
" 'As a professional courtesy, I would like to give my current employer 2 weeks' notice. I could start anytime after that.' OR "I am currently unemployed and am willing to start as soon as needed."
Retail answer example
"I would need to give my current store the courtesy of two weeks' notice, but I am available anytime after that! Looking forward to getting started!"
Sales answer example
"I would need to give the customary two weeks' notice to my current company so that they could choose if they want me to stay and transition accounts or make it my last day. But, out of courtesy to them, I need to let them make that final decision."

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When would you be available to start?
1.
My employer requires me to give of notice before I leave.
2.
I'm available to start this position as soon as I finish my placement which is done on May 27th.
3.
I'm available to start this position as soon as I finish my placement which is done on May 27th.

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