I am not currently looking for a new job but I am thinking about the future. In my current job, I negotiated a 4-day work week (for a proportioned cut in salary) a year or so after starting there.
My reasons for doing so are mostly that this schedule offers me a better work-life balance, reduces stress and lets me enjoy life more. If I was required to expand on this, I would even argue it has positively affected my productivity, but I am not here to argue the pros and cons of such a schedule.
I would like to continue with such a schedule in the future. When looking for a new job, when is it a suitable time to mention this? On my resume? The first interview or phone call? After I have received an offer?
Many employers can see this type of thing as a negative, which is why I would be reluctant to mention this before receiving an offer, but at the same time I respect the employer's time and do not want them to waste it.
Additionally, when seeking a new job I sometimes deal with recruiters; should it be something I mention to them or no?
If it matters, I am based in the UK, in the software industry.