Where do you see yourself in 5 years? That's the question!
One of the most famous questions in job interviews is: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I don’t know about you, but I’ve done a lot of job interviews during my career, and in practically every job interview I got this question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
And then I always thought: In five years from now? Who can look so far into the future? I even don’t know how my next week will look like, let alone my future in 5 years from now! And by the way, dear interviewer, do you know yourself where you will be in 5 years from now? And do you have any clue whatsoever where your company or your department will be in 5 years from now?
Later, I came to understand that this particular interview question had a goal. As soon as I realized that, my response to the question "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?", became totally different.
So, why do interviewers ask you this question anyway?
And how can you benefit from this question?
Please read on to discover the 4 magic ingredients which will help you in answering this question in a way that will make you stand out from the crowd!