The interviewer is assessing your commitment—especially short-term—to the company. Show that you’re a loyal teammate.
Right now, I’m much more focused on getting some work experience under my belt. I had a part-time job in retail sales while I was in college, and I’ve wanted to get back into it ever since. I’d really like to join a fun, motivated sales team, and your company jumped out at me as a great place to work.
Show that you have a plan and are ambitious, but still emphasize your dedication to the position.
I definitely plan on getting my graduate degree, but I want at least three years of experience in a consulting position first. I have my sights set on becoming a senior manager within the next 10 years, and I feel like grad school will put me on the right path to reach my goals. Right now, I’m just excited to start out at a consulting firm like yours.