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What is your long-range career objective?
On-boarding new employees is a time consuming and costly endeavor so the interviewer wants to make sure that this role will be a long term fit for you. Be open with the interviewer about your dreams within this company, on a long-term basis. Share what promotions you hope to eventually receive and discuss what you hope to learn from being a part of their organization. The key to answering this question is to express to the interviewer that you plan to be employed with the company for many years to come.
Answer examples
"While visiting your company website I noticed that you have some leadership opportunities available in a variety of locations. I would love to work my way into a management or leadership role with your organization and would be willing to relocate in order to do so. I really like what your organization stands for and I hope to see a current fit, and future growth, here."
"My long range objective is to be a director within your organization. I am constantly looking to improve myself professionally and personally and would welcome the opportunity to do that for your organization."
Sales answer example
"My long term goal is to move into an executive leadership role: ideally a VP of Sales or Customer Success. That said, I know there is a long way to go to getting there, so my next goal is a management role. I love that you guys promote heavily from within and I look forward to the opportunity to rise through the ranks of the organization into an executive role."
Retail answer example
"I am a long-haul type of employee, as you can see from my decade plus employment with my current organization. That said, I am looking to make a really smart, longterm career change. One in which I can grow into an executive management role, with my eyes set on GM of the store in the next 10 years or so. Of course, I know there are plenty of milestones to reach on the way to that end, and intend to achieve floor manager in the next 2-3 years."
Marketing answer example
"I am looking for a position with which I can grow, specifically into a director of marketing position. I know it's a few years off, of course, but that's where I am looking to end up within the next 5 or so years."

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User-Submitted Answers

What is your long-range career objective?
To shine in my career with higher level of posting, and to do some what innovative things in my field.
To get the hell out of here!
To get the hell out of here!
To be the ceo of this place.
Grow professionally and contribute to the community.
To gain experience and to excel in any position that I am in.
To be happy and healthy wherever I am.
I would like to be the best economist this great organization has ever had and contribute positively to the growth and development of my country.
My long range objective is to one day start a nonprofit organization helping people in the community that related to the HeathyPeople 2020 Objectives for the Social Determinants of Health, such as occupation, education, job search, access to health care, and provide resources for food, shelter, and financial help.
To be as suscssfull in my work as I am in my personal life.
I could see myself being a Medical Science Liason one day far in the future, or a senior leader in a clinical setting, managing genetic counselors and using my business skills to improve the system and patient care.
To fullfill all the needs of my family members.
To pursue a career that not only is rewarding but is a great company to work for.
To work for as long as I can.
To become a supervisor in the insurance industry, the way I planning on doing is taking management classes, and learn about the way this company prepares there supervisors.
Eventually I would like to be in charge of a team of technicians.
A happy, healthy, & productive life...
To further my education in the medical field.
To be able to performe to the best of my ability.
To be happy and to learn and to gain knowledge through expireneces.
To be a CEO of a company and excel mysely in all the fields.
My long-range objective is to learn a new job and work to increase my competence while making money I can spend having fun.
To be able to gain work experience and accomplish projects beneficial to the company.
To work in a environment which perfectly suits me and I can stay their for a long time until I have good growth.
To become successful in my job.
To develop a comprehensive understanding of occupational therapy within community mental health in Kelowna, and a program which will demonstrate positive results related to psychosocial rehabilitation.
My long range objective is to retire from this hospital.
My long range objective is to graduate from college and have my own house.
My long range objective is to gain the experience necessary to complete the IDP and obtain liscensure. I plan on gaining experience in retail and commercial architecture as well as experience in residential architecture in the future.
I would like to build a career and become an effective team member. Being able to showcase my skills and abilities and excel in my position.
Be the best, knowledgable instructor I can be.
Being a person with integrity and moral principles.
I see my self 5 years from now as a professional tutor here in your company.
I would love to go way up in this business and possibly become a manager one day.
My long-range objective is become an important member of a chemical company and acquire a greater role in different projects for product development.
To be a senior QA and retire from a company.
My long range objective is to progress through the ranks of the organisation through enhancing my skills and constantly learning more about the industry applying past and gained experience to achieving set goals.