Part Time Contract Interview Preparation Guide
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Part Time Contract based Frequently Asked Questions in various Part Time Job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

46 Part Time Job Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell me what days/hours are you available at work?

If you're a student, you'll need to share your class schedule, and any labs, to avoid confusion for your supervisor: "I have classes Tuesday and Thursday until 4 pm, and a lab that meets every other Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm, but I'm flexible about working any other hours you have available.
I'm available during school hours while my children are at school, 9 am - 3 pm, Monday through Friday, and I can work some weekends, also.

2 :: Would you prefer to do full-time employment or not?

Be cautious when you respond and keep your answer general, so you're not committing to one type of employment or the other.
Important to me is that I enjoy the work and the people I'm working with. I have many interests, and having a part-time job allows me the time to pursue them.

3 :: Which activities prevent you from working?

Employers want to know, especially with part time employees who have other commitments, whether you will be able to work your scheduled hours. The interview question "Do you have any activities that would prevent you from working your schedule?" a way to verify that you have the time to commit.
"I spend a week during the winter vacationing with my family in Florida every year, but I can schedule that based on the busy times at work."

4 :: What to say and what not at interview, about why you want a part time job?

don't stop at preparing answers to interview questions - practice saying your answers out loud the day before the interview.
We've put together some answers to questions that have a part time angle, to add to what you prepare about your skills and experience.

5 :: What are your salary expectations in part time job?

I understand that positions similar to this one pay in the range of $X to $Z in our region. With my experience, I would like to receive something in the range of $Y to $Z.

6 :: Tell me why did you apply for this role?

Focus your answer around why you want this job in this company. The employer wants an answer about how and why you think it's the perfect opportunity for you. NEVER say: 'because I want to work part time'. Let the employer know what skills and experience you can bring to the role and the company.

7 :: Tell me do you consider yourself successful?

You should always answer yes and briefly explain why. A good explanation is that you have set goals, and you have met some and are on track to achieve the others.

8 :: What do your co-workers says about you?

Be prepared with a quote or two from co-workers. Either a specific statement or a paraphrase will work. Jill Clark, a co-worker at Smith Company, always said I was the hardest workers she had ever known. It is as powerful as Jill having said it at the interview herself.

9 :: Tell me about your experience in this field?

Speak about specifics that relate to the position you are applying for. If you do not have specific experience, get as close as you can.

10 :: What you know about this organization?

This question is one reason to do some research on the organization before the interview. Find out where they have been and where they are going. What are the current issues and who are the major players?

11 :: What have you done to improve your knowledge in the previous year?

Try to include improvement activities that relate to the job. A wide variety of activities can be mentioned as positive self improvement. Have some good ones handy to mention.

12 :: Why you want to work part time for this organization?

This may take some thought and certainly, should be based on the research you have done on the organization. Sincerity is extremely important here and will easily be sensed. Relate it to your long-term career goals.

13 :: Do you know anyone who already works for us?

Be aware of the policy on relatives working for the organization. This can affect your answer even though they asked about friends not relatives. Be careful to mention a friend only if they are well thought of.

14 :: Are you applying for other part time jobs?

Be honest but do not spend a lot of time in this area. Keep the focus on this job and what you can do for this organization. Anything else is a distraction.

15 :: How long would you expect to work part tiome for us if hired?

Specifics here are not good. Something like this should work: I'd like it to be a long time. Or As long as we both feel I'm doing a good job.

16 :: Tell me have you ever been asked to leave position?

If you have not, say no. If you have, be honest, brief and avoid saying negative things about the people or organization involved.

17 :: Tell me how you would be an asset to this organization?

You should be anxious for this question. It gives you a chance to highlight your best points as they relate to the position being discussed. Give a little advance thought to this relationship.

18 :: Why should we hire you as part time worker?

Point out how your assets meet what the organization needs. Do not mention any other candidates to make a comparison.

19 :: What irritates you about your co-workers?

This is a trap question. Think real hard but fail to come up with anything that irritates you. A short statement that you seem to get along with folks is great.

20 :: Described your philosophy towards work?

The interviewer is not looking for a long or flowery dissertation here. Do you have strong feelings that the job gets done? Yes. That's the type of answer that works best here. Short and positive, showing a benefit to the organization.