Here’s the thing. Hiring managers want to believe that you’re a candidate who is enthusiastic about the job and willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. They don’t know you from Adam, so immediately broaching the perfectly legitimate question of flexible hours and benefits may portray you as a slacker in some old-school employers’ eyes.
You will also be in a better negotiating position if you bring up work flexibility after they’ve already decided they want to hire you. This means that you don’t discuss the issue until after you have an offer in hand.
But what if it’s a deal-breaker?
Let’s say you don’t want to waste your time with a company that doesn’t give a little in the work flexibility department. In this case, first check out their website to try and find information about flexwork benefits. If the organization is touting flexwork arrangements as a reason it’s a great place to work, then you may be in luck.
For the rest of my advice, have a look at the full post on the FlexJobs blog.