How many hours in a week do you normally work?
Interviewer wants to assess your perspective towards working overtime - as good or bad. If you have been working long hours on a regular basis, then, this implies that either you stay over-burdened with work or are inefficient in your work or are not able to manage things on time. This shall make you unfit for the job and would prevent you from maintaining your work-life balance. Such candidates are undesirable by any organization. However, a person who does not believe in working overtime is also not desirable because some day or the other your job might require you to spend a few extra hours in your office. Hence, your not being ready to give the extra input shall make you a irresponsible, careless person who would often fail to meet his deadlines.
Frame your answer considering the following points:
1. Always say that you work for normal hours.
2. Tell that the duration of time spent on a particular work depends on the work itself and the need/urgency of its being completed.
3. Speak about your work life balance and responsibility towards family.
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