How to Answer ‘Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?’


Interviewers often ask candidates where they see themselves in 5 years. But asking a common question doesn’t mean they’re looking for a cliché answer. Here’s a look at what the question’s meant to evaluate, so that you can craft an answer that addresses the interviewer’s concerns.

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4 Responses to “How to Answer ‘Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?’”

October 23, 2013 at 10:35 am, James Brown said:

That’s an easy question. In 5 years I will be replaced by a cheaper less experienced h1b visa. holder.


October 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm, John said:

There is that old worn HR manual again. I five years I’ll be on another 6+ months contract and about to be discarded because I’ve set up the system fine and some H1B guy will be hired to maintain it until he/she screws it up and they want me for a 2+ month contract to fix it and train him/her and the other H1B people. Nope, not going to happen. Save a penny, spend a dollar. What do you think you are, the Government?


October 23, 2013 at 4:28 pm, Michael Miller said:

Being a Webmaster – in 5 years it’s so difficult to imagine where I’ll be as technology is changing so fast. Five years ago, who would’ve thought Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would be as HUGE as they are? Google has a goal to rid the world of monitors (think Google Glass), we’re seeing phones/online access via wrist watches…

Where will I be? Who knows? But if I’m not riding the curve (because I know I’ll never get ahead of it), I’ll be jobless.


August 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm, emilov said:

So how many job seekers know how the UNIX task switcher works?
It doesn’t change each year, for sure


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