How to Answer the Interview Question Are you willing to work overtime?

How to Answer the Interview Question “Are you willing to work overtime?”


Interview questions are asked to uncover a particular skill, quality or experience from the interviewee. The reason why many job applicants fail during the job interview is because they don’t understand what it is the interviewer wants to hear.

In this article we have broke down what the interviewer is looking for in a perfect job interview answer and to help you create the perfect answer we have recorded an example answer



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Interview Question:

Are you willing to work overtime?

Explanation of the Question:

The employer only ask this question there is a large amount of overtime or the employer is having trouble getting their current staff to work overtime. You need to be honest, if you are willing give a general answer

Interview questions and answers

Example Interview Answer

“yes, I did a lot of overtime in my last company”


Don’t put up any barriers or start to confuse the employer by saying “I can work over time on a Monday 6-8, Wednesday 8-9 etc..” keep it simple.


If you cannot, tell the employer this and give the reason why.


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