Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “How long do you plan on working for this company?” Other questions that require a similar answer: “How long do you expect to work for us if hired?” OR “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ of time?” On this page, you can also find useful tips for answering these questions!
As you might already know, the hiring process and financial commitment that follows is a costly affair. So, the interviewer wants to have some certainty that you’re planning to stay for a while. This question can help the interviewer gauge your motivation, loyalty and dedication to the company. If you move between jobs frequently or for some reason come across as a job hopper, you’ll most likely encounter this question.
√ Do explain in greater detail which or what job and company characteristics encourage you to stay for the long-term, but try to keep your answer short, concise and to the point.
X Don’t give a lengthy explanation of your future plans. Different job titles or slightly different career interests may give the impression that you tire rather quickly of the open job role.