"When can you Start?" How to Answer this Interview Question ©

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      "When can you Start?" How to Answer this Interview Question ©

      This video gives answer to the frequently asked interview question "When can you start?". Any prospective job seeker can get an idea about how to answer this interview question by listening to this video. This is probably the perfect way to answer and handle this question in a job interview.nnIf you've been laid off or fired, you can start immediately, of course. nBut if you're still working for someone else, you must give at least two weeks' notice to your employer—more if you are leaving a position in which you had considerable responsibility. nnAs eager as you may be to get started on this new job, I know I don't have to remind you that it's never wise to burn bridges. You never know when you might have to cross one of them again! So be as accommodating as you can. For example, offer to help find and train your replacement. nnIf it will be several weeks before you can assume your new responsibilities full-time, offer to begin studying literature or files in your off-hours. Or come into the office in the evening or on a weekend to meet members of the staff and begin to familiarize yourself with the lay of the land. You might even be called on to attend a company event or seminar.nnAlthough it may reflect your true feelings about the job, saying you "aren't sure" when you can start implies to me you aren't sure" about taking the job. nnDon't ever admit you can't start for several weeks because you want to take a vacation. I can empathize with someone who feels the need to "recover" from a bitter job experience before punching the clock at a new one, but there's just something that sticks in my craw about such an answer. Perhaps it's feeling that you're already putting your own needs above mine—maybe it's a real hardship for me to wait four weeks. Maybe it's my own idiosyncrasy, but I really hate to hear about someone planning a vacation before starting to work for me.nnSubscribe to our Channel atnhttp://www.youtube.com/theinterviewskillsnnFollow us on our Official Facebook Fanpage atnhttp://www.facebook.com/theinterviewskillsnnLink to this video nhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGF8gMxb1dg

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