Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years- The Right Reply

where do you see yourself in five years

Do you have an interview lined up? Are you looking for some extra tips which can come in handy right at the end moment? One of the hardest thing to answer in an interview are the stereotype questions like “where do you see yourself in 5 years”. If you too are looking for such answers, you should take a look at this expert article by Deniz. He shares his deep insights about how to perfectly answer this question. Well, there is not single right answer but at least he shares the thinking behind the right answer. Check it out.

How Honest Should You Be?

One of the baffling things about stereotype questions is that you just cannot lie. You are not the only smart one in the room and so it is likely that the answers you found on the internet would be known by your HR too. So, if you try to act over-smart and give stereotype dishonest answers, the odds are high that your HR will be able to see through your responses and know that you are just using a generalized template for answering it. Do you really think this will help you impress your HR? The answer is a huge resounding NO!

So, yes you need to be honest when you are answering where do you see yourself in five years. Do not be overly emotional and do not boast about how you will definitely stick with the company. Also, don’t make the mistake of tickling the funny bone.

You need to ensure that you don’t take a serious interview in a funny way. You have to be careful not to cross the line. There is some basic formal etiquette which you have to follow. By making sure that you adhere to these points, you will be able to frame a befitting answer.

Can I Be A Little Indecisive?

Another question which a lot of people wonder is whether or not they can be indecisive. To be honest, no one can be sure of where they would be in five years. If you would get a better opportunity, you will definitely grab it, this is human psychology. But you definitely do not need to mention this and rub it in the face of your HR.

So, you can be a little indecisive, but in the end, do not let them know that you have plans of shuffling to another job.

If you simply need more guidance on understanding what you should answer when your HR asks for a where do you see yourself in 5 years answer, you can check out this amazing post by Deniz. He is the creator of The Career Mastery and works with PwC Consulting. With his able guidance and right tips, you will be able to get a much better idea of how to perfect your interview.

Wishing you all the best for your interview!

This post is contributed by Stelvio Cappes.