Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?
I hate that question. Sometimes it's ten years, then I might hate it even more. I've mentioned before that I am currently unemployed and looking for work. I've had a couple interviews where this question has been asked. What I want to say is: working for you; or NOT unemployed; or having won the lottery, on vacation. It's hard for me to answer, when five years ago, I did not picture myself in this situation. I thought I'd be working for the same company, enjoying the office community, sharing pictures and stories of our children, reading good books together, having a nice time, while doing work that related to the environment. Instead, I've had a different job since and been unemployed for almost a year. Five years is not a long time, and it's also forever.
Instead of talking about those things and sounding like a madwoman, I come up with a relatively "correct" answer, talking about being with the company for the long term and taking on increasing responsibilities. I do hope some of the things I say. I want to have a job in five years. I'm tired of looking for work. But after the previous five years, I know anything can happen and something unexpected always seems to. Instead of trying to predict the future, I'd rather concern myself with the present.