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Show Of Hands April 19th, 2016 1:36pm

If asked "where do you see yourself 5 years from now?" in a job interview, would you have a good answer?

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xxxceo Nationalist
04/28/16 5:29 am

I just aced an interview. I told them something along the lines of "management within your company".

jsieber13 Indiana
04/22/16 7:17 am

Hopefully i will be finishing my freshman year at either Northwestern University or University of Portland!

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
04/21/16 5:41 pm

Enjoying my retirement traveling with my wife.

John99 Illinois
04/21/16 2:30 pm

Hopefully at MIT. Majoring in physics

Shreveport New York
04/20/16 9:41 pm

"I'll have a degree and won't be working in this shithole anymore"

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
04/20/16 4:44 am

I never knew what to say. I'm like "Uhhhh. .working??" They're like "NEXT!" lol

ItsYaBoyBob StraightLiberalAtheist
04/20/16 2:17 am

About to graduate from high school, hopefully going to Cornell University, majoring in law, minor in psychology

Shreveport New York
04/20/16 9:42 pm

Hey that's awesome, I'm heading to Cornell (probably) this fall as well.

kman101256 Princeton, WV
04/19/16 8:31 pm

yes, I plan on being retired, like I am now!

kanji401 SoCal
04/20/16 1:52 am

Me too.

jenkp223 Being a mommy
04/19/16 6:27 pm

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.

04/22/16 7:15 am

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.

jenkp223 Being a mommy
04/22/16 7:12 pm

I did NOT say that during the interview. I know better than that. Good luck on your interview!

SonofThunder peace
04/19/16 5:56 pm

I plan on driving my model 3 to work everyday.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
04/19/16 5:18 pm

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.

mikeyDe Marine Corps
04/19/16 4:41 pm

Why would anybody not have a 1, 5, and 10 year plan? Crazy talk.

sentiment Texas
04/19/16 4:35 pm

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.

MachoMatt84 Mountain climbing
04/19/16 4:28 pm

Taking your job and firing you...

04/19/16 3:45 pm

Retired on a beach with an umbrella drink!

Malekithe Hades
04/19/16 3:14 pm

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.

Malekithe Hades
04/19/16 3:14 pm

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.

04/19/16 3:13 pm

I always pull up common questions for interviews the day before so I can practice.

presrvd Phoenix
04/19/16 2:51 pm

I've always liked, "hiring your replacement". It always makes me smile, but I have yet to make an interviewer smile.....

Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
04/19/16 2:39 pm

"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.

presrvd Phoenix
04/19/16 2:46 pm

Ditto. =)

04/19/16 1:54 pm

Hopefully still alive and well...

blockfisher Clinton, CT
04/19/16 1:43 pm

I see myself hiring my replacement as I move forward with my own business. Wish me luck on the interview.

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/19/16 1:41 pm

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!

illtalian Hawaii
04/19/16 1:27 pm

I see myself shaking hands with Dumbledore. I've just won the house cup!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/19/16 12:45 pm

Finishing undergraduate pilot training in the T-38 Talon.

jakob1005 Virginia
04/19/16 12:00 pm

Working with your company long term.

Rosebud Ohio
04/19/16 11:57 am

I'll have my bachelor's and masters and be working in genetic/pharmacological research.

04/19/16 11:36 am

Probably dead....or at least well on the,way.

04/19/16 3:25 pm

Exactly 11:39:15 older than my first poop. My family keeps weird records....

JHawk3205 MD
04/19/16 11:36 am

Getting the brood x cicadas off my windshield...

112112321 pleb
04/19/16 11:30 am

Volunteering, with a full time job (paying whatever) and preparing meetings with an exploratory committee.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
04/19/16 11:15 am

I see myself living happily in Northern Arizona & helping your firm thrive.

susanr Colorado
04/19/16 10:23 am

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.

kywrite augusta, ga
04/19/16 10:13 am

Thriving writing business, novel properties gaining fan followings, conservative and human wave fiction movements gaining real traction in Western culture.

kywrite augusta, ga
04/19/16 10:14 am

So I wouldn't get the job. I still have a vision and a plan, and that is critical.

DonWichita Kansas
04/19/16 10:08 am

I hope to wake up and find myself 79 years old.

04/19/16 9:38 am

Retired 👯🎉😃

04/19/16 9:23 am

The next Frank Lloyd Wright

04/19/16 9:08 am

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
04/19/16 8:58 am

I will be in a PhD program.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
04/19/16 8:50 am

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 :)

Spiritof76 USA 1776
04/19/16 8:50 am

"Working for you, climbing the ladder of success in your company!" the answer.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
04/19/16 8:40 am

Yes. I'm really good at interviewing.

04/19/16 8:39 am

Not that the employer would like.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/19/16 8:25 am

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.

cato Santa Barbara, California
04/19/16 8:25 am

Yes, in five years I'll have my toes in the sand on some tropical beach waiting for my cold drink to be delivered.

GlockMan1 Alabama
04/19/16 9:40 am

You live in Santa Barbara. Can't you put your toes in the sand there?

cato Santa Barbara, California
04/19/16 5:17 pm

Yes. I do just about every weekend. It is wonderful don't get me wrong. I just love tropical places too.