Similar to this question, but slightly different.

I'm trying to convey the willingness to work flexible hours.

I'm translating from Spanish for a friend of mine. A literal translation of 'disponibilidad horaria' is 'time availability' which doesn't sound right.

I'll make it 'willing to work flexible hours' as proposed by @Avon

  • "I am willing to work shifts" or words to that effect. But it's something you would normally add in a cover letter, not in a CV. Why send a CV if you were not available? If the applicant is single, young and in good health, I'd expect that person to work the hours that the position demands.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:00
  • Putting to on side whether it makes sense to mention this on a CV (that is beyond the scope of this site), I would just say "I am willing to work flexible hours".
    – Avon
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:07
  • Less relevant, but could be helpful : lse.ac.uk/intranet/staff/humanResources/equalityAndDiversity/….
    – Eilia
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:52
  • @Avon but am I correct in saying that is something you would say in a cover letter? Especially with the online Europass CV. . GUI Junkie if you don't mind me pointing out; the phrase "willingness to work flexible hours" was already present in your question, so I suggested shift which is nevertheless perfectly valid, clear and unambiguous. jobsearch.about.com/od/temp-job/qt/temp-job-interview-7.htm
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jul 29, 2015 at 15:33
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    @Mari-LouA Some CVs are posted online for example for employers and recruiters to find candidates so it could be appropriate there
    – Avon
    Jul 29, 2015 at 15:44

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As someone who has had to plough through CVs, I recommend clarity and succinctness above all else: say what you mean and avoid any expressions that could be are at all colloquial or otherwise could be misunderstood.

I would simply say:

I am willing to work flexible hours

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