Hi Everyone, I have recently attended my first job interview in over 10 years. Using the advice from Manager Tools I think I did a good job.
The one question that was asked which I was pre-prepared for was "why have you stayed at the same company so long?" "It is true" I answered "I have been at the same firm for 35 years but did start as a trainee / apprentice & have progressed to a senior manament position whilst also working in different divisions & at different geographical locations". "The challenges I face today & the skills I employ are a world away from those I experienced just 30 years ago."
Still the interviewer seemed to find something odd about this as they again brought it up in the closing section of the interview.
I am not stupid enough not to see that it could be that the interviewer does not see me as suitable for the position & this is his "escape route". But.........
How would you advise is the best way to answer this question in future please?