Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years? - How Do You Answer?

Why Do Interviewers Ask This Question?

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.

Step1 to Perfect Answer: Setting the Career Goals

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.

Step2 to Perfect Answer:  Interconnect Job Description and Job Role

Answers to the questions should reflect the current skill-set of the applicant, also the exact job responsibilities and work profile of the organization.

Step 3 to a Perfect Answer: Organizational Support

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?"