Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Do you ever take your work home with you?“
There are a variety of reasons why hiring managers might ask this question: They might want to know if you are aware of your time management skills for a healthy work-life balance, if you value being effective, efficient and productive, if you are willing to work overtime and/or check email from home.
√ Do know the company culture. It’s important to do some research and find out more about the shared values, mission/vision, attitudes and practices that characterize the organization. That way, you can emphasize the working attitude that aligns with the company values.
X Don’t distinguish good from bad. There is something to say for both working overtime and leaving in a timely fashion without taking work home with you. Try not to give a negative response to one way or the other.