Updated: May 15, 2020
The "Where do you see yourself in five years" interview question is so common that you'll need to have your answer down for your next interview. In this video you'll learn how to answer this question, some common missteps, and then 2 examples of these tips in practice!
I have seen so many people rejected due to their answer to the question, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" It's a TRAP!
Why? Because on the surface it feels like they are asking you about your career ambitions.
When really, the underlying question is, "Do you want this job longer term? Or are you going to leave as soon as something you're more passionate about comes along?"
That is why sounding TOO ambitious is a big red flag to employers, like:
🚫"I want to be CEO!"
🚫"I want your job."
➡️You sound impatient, like you'll grow restless in your current role.
🚫"I want to start my own company."
🚫"I want to be a [job that is different]"
➡️This sounds like you aren't passionate about the role you are interviewing for.
I give 6 things you can say instead! Some that work well for senior employees, others that are perfect for junior ones.
The answers show your desire to grow and make a name for yourself at the company and in the industry, without mentioning promotions or opportunities outside of the company.
And then I show 2 examples of putting these answers together.
Tools mentioned in the video:
How to ROCK the question, "Why should we hire you?" in a completely fresh way. Watch here:
FREE DOWNLOAD: “Tell me about yourself” worksheet to help you craft your BEST answer to the most common interview question!