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34. How Do you Feel About Overtime?

Speaking of the most popular interview questions, one cannot ignore the overtime issue. Of course, if you are asked about this, this does not mean that you will have to live at work, but sometimes there will be cases when you need to stay late.

Possible answer for “How do you feel about overtime?”:

“I understand that in every company, unforeseen situations periodically arise when you need to stay at work. This happened at my previous job too. But I, as a disciplined worker, always strive to do my job on time so as not to let myself or my colleagues down, and I try to distribute working time most efficiently so that I can leave work on time.”

Tips for answering the question “How do you feel about overtime?”:

  • The main thing is to decide whether you are ready for processing even before the interview.
  • After answering this one of the common interview questions, you can ask clarifying questions: Is there big overtime in the department?/What could be the reason for this?/Is it customary for your company to pay for overtime?

What mistakes should not be made when answering the question “How do you feel about overtime?”:

  • Saying that at your last job, you worked until midnight every day and didn’t want that experience anymore.

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