The Key to Answering "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"
You're breezing through an interview—answering all the questions about your work history and interest in the company with great examples and clever anecdotes—when the interviewer throws a slightly more personal question at you: "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
What's the best way to answer that to continue showing the hiring manager why you're perfect for the job? At this company? In the position higher than the one I'm applying to? Somewhere else entirely?
Luckily, it's not as challenging as you might think to come up with an impressive answer. In the video below, you'll learn exactly what a hiring manager is hoping to learn about you from this question and how to tailor your answer to suit.
Photo of man in interview courtesy of Shutterstock .
Scott Dockweiler crafts witty headlines, writes fun articles, and generally lends a hand to the editorial team at The Daily Muse. When he’s not Musing, he’s trying to get his acting career off the ground and racking up Delta Airlines frequent flier miles between NYC and LA. You won’t find him on Twitter—yet.More from this Author