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How to Ask About Work Hours in a Job Interview

Ask Savvy: How Do I Ask About Work Hours in an Interview?

This reader posted in our anonymous Savvy Confessions group wondering how to bring up work hours in a job interview. Do you have any advice for her?

I know that we shouldn't mention work hours in an interview, but it's really important to me as a new mom. I would ideally like regular 9 to 5 hours. Previously, I was in finance so I used to work from 9 to 8. I'm looking for a finance-related job, but I'm more concerned about the work hours rather than the pay. I think I have a pretty robust resume. I graduated from an ivy league university and worked at one of the big banks as an investment banker. I'm not looking to climb the corporate ladder, but I'm more dedicated toward spending time with my new daughter.

Do you think it's OK for me to ask about work hours in an interview as a new mom? Is there any way of bringing up the issue in a tasteful way?

Pose your own anonymous questions or off-load your work confessions by posting in the Savvy Confessions group, and I'll find the right expert to help you out.

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