So, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
You should know why they ask this question and what are the best interview answers that they want to hear.
They want to know what your vision is, what kind of control do you have around your career and have you though it out? Are you looking for a job or for a career?
They want to know that you have thought this out, you have got a vision, you have some goals, you know exactly where you are going and that there is a fit. As opposed to you just taking a job, because a lot of times people just take a job. The reason they ask you that is to know that there is a sense of commitment to the organization and that they can rely on you.
Recruiting is very expensive for organizations and the last thing they want is to go through that again, and again. So they want to make sure that you are somebody who is going to be there for the long haul, and your answer should reflect that.
What is your 5 year vision for your career? Make sure you let your future boss know that you are looking for a long term career and not just a job. Have you heard of Behavioural Interview Questions? We asked a recruitment supervisor to explain it to us. He makes it super easy to understand so you will know what they ask, why they ask it and how you should answer. We are big fans of behavioural descriptive interviewing process, which is where we ask you examples of your background.
For example, if we want you to work as part of a team we will ask you about a time where you have worked as part of a team and the conflicts that came from it and how you work