If asked "where do you see yourself 5 years from now?" in a job interview, would you have a good answer?
I just aced an interview. I told them something along the lines of "management within your company".
Hopefully i will be finishing my freshman year at either Northwestern University or University of Portland!
Enjoying my retirement traveling with my wife.
Hopefully at MIT. Majoring in physics
"I'll have a degree and won't be working in this shithole anymore"
I never knew what to say. I'm like "Uhhhh. .working??" They're like "NEXT!" lol
About to graduate from high school, hopefully going to Cornell University, majoring in law, minor in psychology
Hey that's awesome, I'm heading to Cornell (probably) this fall as well.
The grandma of a teenager
yes, I plan on being retired, like I am now!
I was actually asked a similar question to this in my last job interview: what are your career plans for the future? So I said that I'd like to get a Masters' degree, but in the near term, I'd like to pursue National Board Certification (I'm a teacher). That's doable in the next five years. The Masters' isn't unless I start crapping money. Whatever though, they hired me so they must have been pleased with my response.
Please tell me that the term "crapping money" didn't come out of your mouth in an interview. Hahaha! That's hilarious. Either way, you got the job. I have an interview for a teaching position on May 1st.
I did NOT say that during the interview. I know better than that. Good luck on your interview!
I plan on driving my model 3 to work everyday.
I don't know how impressive of an answer it is, but I plan on doing just what I am doing for the next 10 years or so. Working the night shift lab at a small town hospital. I love what I do.
Retired. At last.
I'm applying to be owner of the company.
Why would anybody not have a 1, 5, and 10 year plan? Crazy talk.
I was asked that ... and I told them sure as heck not working for you. I told them straight up what they can get from me in the next 4 yrs; and I am good because I challenged myself in different roles and companies every 4 yrs.
Taking your job and firing you...
Retired on a beach with an umbrella drink!
1. Keep your answer fairly general, especially if you don’t know a lot about the typical career path at the company. For most interview questions, I recommend being SPECIFIC because general answers tend to be bland and easily forgettable. This is the exception. Make your answer truthful, but broad enough that it doesn’t raise doubts about whether you would be a good fit for this position at this organization.
2. Stress your interest in a long-term career at the company (especially if you have short job tenures on your resume). Your interviewer wants to know that you’re ready to settle in and grow with the firm. The truth is that anything can happen. The company could go out of business, they could lay you off, or you could be lured away for a better opportunity.
However, remember that the organization is going to be investing considerable time, energy, and money in hiring and training someone for this job. You must at least show an honest intention to stay long enough to be a good investment. If you have some “job hopping” on your resume, it’s particularly important to make the case that you’re now ready for a long-term role.
3. Demonstrate your enthusiasm for the job as an exciting next step for you. Most importantly, make it clear that you are motivated to take on this opportunity right now.
I always pull up common questions for interviews the day before so I can practice.
I've always liked, "hiring your replacement". It always makes me smile, but I have yet to make an interviewer smile.....
"You, me, and a private island supplied with unlimited hookers and blow."
Just make sure to wear a pair of sunglasses during the entire interview or it won't work.
Hopefully still alive and well...
I see myself hiring my replacement as I move forward with my own business. Wish me luck on the interview.
I see myself enjoying a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. 🌴🍷
I'll be 70 years old and retired!
I see myself shaking hands with Dumbledore. I've just won the house cup!
Finishing undergraduate pilot training in the T-38 Talon.
Working with your company long term.
I'll have my bachelor's and masters and be working in genetic/pharmacological research.
Probably dead....or at least well on the,way.
Damn! How old are you?
Old as poop. =P
Exactly 11:39:15 older than my first poop. My family keeps weird records....
Getting the brood x cicadas off my windshield...
Volunteering, with a full time job (paying whatever) and preparing meetings with an exploratory committee.
I see myself living happily in Northern Arizona & helping your firm thrive.
I was asked, and I didn't have a very good answer, in my opinion. (This was back in 1998; I'm not sure it was a common question then, but even if it was, I hadn't had a job interview since 1975 so I wasn't aware.)
I did get the job anyway, though, and held it for 12 years.
Thriving writing business, novel properties gaining fan followings, conservative and human wave fiction movements gaining real traction in Western culture.
So I wouldn't get the job. I still have a vision and a plan, and that is critical.
I hope to wake up and find myself 79 years old.
The next Frank Lloyd Wright
I have had the question several times. I always tell them I would never have guessed 5 years ago where I am today (and it's true). Then I go on to tell them that I will be with them as long as they offer me interesting challenges, a good pay and a good working environment.
I will be in a PhD program.
Yes, but my interviewing days are over :) I was hired right out of college and will be here until I retire in the early to mid 2030s :)
"Working for you, climbing the ladder of success in your company!"...is the answer.
A system administrator in your company.
Yes. I'm really good at interviewing.
Not that the employer would like.
Good enough, I think. Wherever serendipity and the opportunities I take advantage of take me. I'll be a lot smarter in five years than I am now, so whatever I'm doing then, I'll be even better at it than I already am. The future is wide open; not even the sky is a limit.
Yes, in five years I'll have my toes in the sand on some tropical beach waiting for my cold drink to be delivered.
You live in Santa Barbara. Can't you put your toes in the sand there?
Yes. I do just about every weekend. It is wonderful don't get me wrong. I just love tropical places too.