Similar to full-time jobs, when interviewing for a part-time job, it’s important to be prepared. That means practicing answers to interview questions that are specific to part-time work.
In addition to questions about your skills and abilities, expect to be asked about your availability and preferred work schedule. Your future employer will most likely ask about your schedule and availability, given that they might anticipate full-time work down the road, or to confirm that the job is part-time and would like to gauge your satisfaction with the hours available.
In order to be successful during your virtual interview, it’s important to keep your responses general and enthusiastic about the job and the company and be prepared to discuss your availability and schedule.
Sample Answers About Full-Time vs Part-Time Employment
The following answers would work well – be sure to tailor them to your particular situation:
“Right now, my education/family/children prevent me from considering full-time employment, but I wouldn’t rule it out at some point in the future.”
“What’s 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.”
“I’m interested in this position at your company because (give the aspects of the job that interest you most). I’m available to work part-time but I’m interested in exploring opportunities at your company.”
In addition, be sure to discuss your flexibility for hours, days of the week, and shifts you are available. This will show the interviewer how you could be a good fit for their needs…
Source: Glassdoor Blog