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Where Will You be in 5 Years?

Posted by Lori on February 22, 2010

One common job interview question is, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” The question is asked because the employer is trying to determine if you can paint yourself into the fabric of the company for the long haul. Will you make a committment to be trained for a job, then stick around awhile? Or, are you only wanting to make some quick money before hopping to the next company?

Lisa Seasholtz from wetfeet.com has some common answers to the question and gives the rationale on why you should give your answer very careful thought. Here are some answers from the list:

  • “In your job”
  • “At this company”
  • “Married, living in Connecticut, with one child”
  • “A partner”
  • “Back in school – full-time”
  • “I don’t know”

Think about how you would answer the question. Make sure you click on the link to find out how to improve your response.

One Response to “Where Will You be in 5 Years?”

  1. Hmmmm that’s cool.

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