Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years ?

This is a popular interview question
Following are 3 sample answers
Sample Ans 1:
In five years’ time, I see myself growing along with the team, developing and using new skills to the benefit of the organization. I find this position extremely motivating and exciting. I can imagine many challenges lying ahead of me, which I am excited to experience. And therefore, I am eager to invest my five years time learning all facets of the job towards professional advancement.
Sample Ans 2:
I am flexible with others and enjoy the roles that involves leadership. Although, my initial focus and priority would be to involve actively in the job I am applying for, I would very much keen to take management or supervisory role in 3-5 years…or less. I enjoy supporting my team members, and always try to set a good example for others.
Sample Ans 3:
I am obsessed to be the best at whatever I do. I would like to work in an organization where I’ll have the best chances to enhance my skills, doing interesting projects, and work along with team members that I can actually learn from. Some of the most innovative peers in the industry work here and that’s one of the reasons why I would love to built a career overhere.
  • Analyze a reasonable career path which will flow from the position you are applying
  • Try emphasize your interest and goal in your answer
  • Talk in terms of responsibilities and achievements
  • Try mentioning things that bring value to an organization
  • Fresher’s can put forward their plan for next one or two years instead of five or ten years
  • Show your long term interest in the position
What not to say
  • Don’t say this- I am not sure, I am thinking about xyz…
  • Don’t portray yourself overly ambitious by saying something like……I want to be CEO in next five years
  • Don’t say that you wanted to be in the interviewer’s role or I want your job some-day
  • Don’t put your personal plan like buying a new car or going for a long tour etc.

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