Interviewers ask this question to find out what your career goals are, as well as if the position will satisfy you and if you will work hard and remain with the company in the long run.
After understanding the job description and organizational structure, applicants should set career goals at least 5 years in the future, and enhance their skills and knowledge accordingly.
Answers to the questions should reflect the current skill-set of the applicant, also the exact job responsibilities and work profile of the organization.
Applicants should carefully evaluate the type of organization and determine whether it will foster growth over the next 5 yrs, that will ultimately help set the right career goals.
What Not to Say When Asked "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"