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Job Interview Answer: If Hired, How Long Do You Plan on Working Here?


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When you are applying for a retail or customer service job one of the common interview questions you will be asked is "If hired, how long do you plan on working here?"

Be as honest as possible when you answer. You don't want to mislead a potential supervisor, as you may need to use him or her for a reference at some time in the future.

If you know you are going to be relocating to another city in two years you should say so. Plans change, but you want to make sure that you are honest about what can be expected of you. If you plan on it being a long term position say so.

  • I don't have any immediate plans to move on. I'd like a job where I can have continuity and be part of a team.
  • Because my spouse is in the military, we will likely be moving in two years, but I would like to work here steadily until then.
  • I would like to stay as long as there are growth opportunities.
  • I would prefer to stay long term, if possible. I like the flexible hours you offer, which would work well with my other commitments, like my studies (or children, family, etc.).

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