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Job Interview Question: How Long Do You Expect To Remain With This Company?

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Review sample answers to the interview question "How long do you expect to remain employed with this company?" When you respond, be sure to frame your response so that it's positive.

I've heard applicants say that they only want the job for a short amount of time or are planning to relocate or go back to school. Responses like that aren't going to impress the hiring manager who is looking to hire a long-term employee.

The first level of your response should include some positive commentary about the employer and the role you would play.  Let the employer know clearly how much and why working for them is very attractive to you. Note specific aspects of the job which appeal to you and would encourage you to stay on for a long time.

Sample Answers

  • I believe that this company has the capacity to offer me a rich and satisfying career, and I would like to remain employed here for as long as I am having a positive impact.
  • I would like to pursue my career here for as long as I have the opportunity to.
  • I would like to remain employed here for as long as my services are needed.

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