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Get a Feel for a Company's Work-Life Balance With This Interview Question

Patrick Allan , Gawker Media

Get a Feel for a Company's Work-Life Balance With This Interview Question

Your interviewer isn't the only one who should ask questions when you're discussing a potential new job. If you're curious what a job's work hours are really like, this simple query can give you an idea.

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Asking questions in an interview is tough. You want to learn about real work hours, company culture, and the general stress that comes with the job, but you don't want to sound lazy. Matt Mickiewicz, the cofounder of Hired , suggests a sneaky way to get that information out of your interviewer: just ask what a typical day, week, or weekend in the life of an employee there looks like.

By walking you through the normal schedule of current employees they can give you an idea of what it's really like to work there. Maybe they usually stay late to finish projects, or maybe it's common for employees to take work home with them over the weekend. There's no such thing as truly "perfect" work-life balance , but unless they lie to your face, you'll at least have more information to help make the right decision for you. You can find some more interview tips at the link below.

5 sneaky ways to uncover the truth about work-life balance in a job interview | Business Insider

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