Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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|Ritabrata Mitra said: (Mar 9, 2018)|
|Leading a diverse team of this company. I am a valuable asset of this company, as lots of responsibilities upon me. On personal front its having a hatch in my name.|
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|Manneesh Jain said: (Mar 8, 2018)|
|I want to reach higher level with new assignments and I can utilize my entire skills and experience.|
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|Pranjal Gumasta said: (Mar 8, 2018)|
|To earn new responsibilities within the company, reaching at higher position and helping the company to succeed.|
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|Nitesh said: (Mar 6, 2018)|
|After 5 years, I see myself growing with this company and reaching a level where I become a valuable asset to the company. At that time company is not afford to lose me.|
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|Ishaan Pandey said: (Mar 4, 2018)|
|Sir, honestly the only thing I have been interested in since the age of six is astronomy. I am irritated of not being able to try my luck for my dream job. I know the names of all of Saturn's moons and the temperature of interstellar space and how much is absolute zero and if you want, I can name 35 galaxies and 20 stars without a single fumble. I know how a rocket's engine works. I know the entire structure of the ISSS and a spacesuit. So, I shall do what I desire. In the future, I would like to be remembered as a revolutionary scientist who took this world to the next generation of astronomy.|
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|Vedha said: (Feb 28, 2018)|
|I will be in the place, what I deserve for my work.|
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|Caroll said: (Feb 23, 2018)|
|My goal right now is to join a company that is going to enable me to build my career, and I choose my company because it has the best innovative thinkers who I know will help me build my carrier.|
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|Bandana Chakraborty said: (Feb 19, 2018)|
|Whatever right now after five years I want to b more developed and professional.|
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|Sameer said: (Feb 14, 2018)|
|After 5 years, I want to see myself CEO of Microsoft.|
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|Abhinav said: (Feb 10, 2018)|
I do not have many dreams in my life I just Aspire to lead a healthy and good life. CEO to come out this question I would like to say I just see myself as a better individual from what I am today and from 5 years more from 5 years after I would see myself better individual progress towards the best.
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|Rohit Goyal said: (Feb 9, 2018)|
|To be honest, it's very difficult to speak about post five years because this will be my first interaction with the corporate world, I want to experience the work environment and learning opportunities. Currently, I am looking forward to garnish my skills and make myself more effective for the organization I work in.|
Gradually, I wish to get involved in the leading roles.
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|Megha Patel said: (Feb 8, 2018)|
|I would see myself personally and professionally devolp and make my company proud.|
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|Md Shabbir Hussain said: (Feb 8, 2018)|
|Sir, after five years. |
Everyone will tell me that whatever you today just because of your integrity, honesty, hard working. Thank you.
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|Immaculate Murugi said: (Feb 6, 2018)|
|I see myself successfully growing and developing within the company I represent.|
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|Anik Kumar Bhattacherjee said: (Feb 6, 2018)|
|I see myself growing with this company and reaching a position where I become a valuable asset for the organization and also become the inspiration for others to live Happy and successful life.|
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|Raman said: (Feb 5, 2018)|
|After 5 years, I would like to see myself leading a team of dedicating and motivate employees towards the goal of the company and in the process, I would like to grow as an individual both professionally and personally.|
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|Ekshwaku M Pendalwar said: (Feb 3, 2018)|
|I'm really driven to achieve both mine and the company's goals, and it is my belief that this stability will allow me to do so as I grow into this role. Five years down the road I see myself growing into a supervisor or manager where I'll be able to use my skills to support and influence others.|
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|Kayathri said: (Feb 1, 2018)|
|Today. I am known by name, after 5 years I will be known for my work. I will make my parents and my company to be proud of getting me.|
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|Hitesh said: (Jan 30, 2018)|
|5 years down the line, my focus would be to learn and get experience by applying what I've learnt from the curriculam during MBA, in a practical manner. Along with that, I would want to develop a good network as it is of utmost importance in any aspect of professional life.|
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|Alvin said: (Jan 27, 2018)|
|I want to have a good life and above all I want to help my loved one and help people help me.|
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|Bhanu Prakash said: (Jan 27, 2018)|
|As per my struggle for the company from now, (i guess) , I would become a team leader!|
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|Shaik Ghouse Basha said: (Jan 26, 2018)|
|I want see myself after 5 years as a responsible person and where my company want to see As valulable person.|
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|Souvik Saha said: (Jan 26, 2018)|
|After 5 years, I want to see myself as a good problem solver.|
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|Somu said: (Jan 26, 2018)|
|I see myself growing with the company and achieve a reputed position so that I become an asset for the organisation and make my parents proud of having a daughter like me.|
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|Nikhil Bondre said: (Jan 21, 2018)|
|As I am at the start of my career, my goal is to develop my skills and offer me new responsibilities as I progress. In five years time, I expect that some of these responsibilities might involve managing others.|
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|Alvin said: (Jan 18, 2018)|
|I see myself in 5 years I want to gain more profit and also want to small business and I want to house and lot someday. And also help the other people needed.|
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|Shubhi Singhal said: (Jan 16, 2018)|
|Today I have known by my father's name but in next 5 years my father will be known by my name.|
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|Swati Gera said: (Jan 16, 2018)|
|After five years, I want to see myself as a motivated and satisfied employer in your organization.|
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|Vishal said: (Jan 16, 2018)|
|However the future is going to build by you are presents steps. The steps I take when I join your company, to obtain a position of responsibilities where I can utilize my skills and enrich my knowledge with an experience.|
This automatically fetches me the position in an organization to takeover lead of important services, where I can guide my teamates are any individual.
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|Naeem Heart Winner said: (Jan 14, 2018)|
|You know sir, Future is uncertain but with hope after five years I would like to see myself on TV in newspapers because of my success.|
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|Harini said: (Jan 10, 2018)|
|Well, definitely as a finance professional with deep expertise and indepth knowledge, gain experience on managerial responsibilities in next few years so that potentially take lead on projects I'm assigned for.|
I want to achieve a position where I can be a valuable asset for the organisation by gaining practical knowledge on different aspects related to my job.
Lastly, to grow as an individual and be healthy and prosperous.
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|Shivaay said: (Jan 9, 2018)|
|5 years down the line I see myself as a mid-tier associate having a relevant work experience in my field, helping out the newcomers, cooperating with my colleagues and thus developing on an individual as well as on organizational level.|
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|Mubashira said: (Jan 7, 2018)|
|I see myself at a position where I will be the Inspiration for others to live a happy successful life.|
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|Prakash said: (Jan 3, 2018)|
|Presently, I have theoretical knowledge after 5years I will gain good practical knowledge of different aspects.|
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|Sandeep Damar said: (Jan 2, 2018)|
|Well, I know future is uncertain, Today I'm a candidate, after five years, I would want to see myself at well-reputed position with full of knowledge in my field by which I can help my company or organization in any difficult situations and also I want to see myself to be an effective worker where company can't afford to lose me at any cost or situation.|
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|Viji Vijayan said: (Dec 30, 2017)|
|I see myself developing with this organization and achieving a position where I turn into a significant resource for the association.|
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|Nitin K said: (Dec 29, 2017)|
|I would like to be in a position where the seniors call me for my views before taking any critical and important decision which affecting the future prospects of our organization.|
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|Bhawya said: (Dec 22, 2017)|
|In the upcoming 5 years, I would like to see myself in the managerial cadre of your reputed company. Along with that, I will go for extra training and courses which will further enhance my skills. So that, I can increase profitability for this organization.|
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|Parmeshwar Nishad said: (Dec 16, 2017)|
|I see myself growing with this company and reaching a position where I become a valuable asset for the organization.|
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|Marwan Hr said: (Dec 16, 2017)|
|It's Fine But I see My Self To Learn Everything BCS No one professional in this life we learn everything even single day so if I want to see myself I Do my best to make my self-nice pic with other staff.|
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Remember when you were ten years old and adults would ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" You'd smile, and without batting an eye, answer ballerina, fireman, teacher, or whatever profession had recently stirred your curiosity. Easy question, easy answer.
Nowadays, you may not be so self-assured. When an interviewer asks, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" a worthy answer is often hard to muster. Problem is, these days your whimsical desire to be an astronaut won't be so well received (unless you're interviewing at NASA, of course).
To prepare for this go-to question in the interviewer arsenal, you need to think about potential responses way before stepping foot in the recruiter's office. And just like a resume, you'll need to tailor your answer to the employer you're interviewing with: Don't say you see yourself climbing the corporate ladder when interviewing with a small nonprofit.
Generally, it's safe to assume interviewers are looking for a broad answer, but one that clearly demonstrates your ambitions. "Interviewers want to see that you can plan ahead, visualize potential career paths, and most importantly, that your goals match the goals of the company and position you are interviewing for," says Brad Karsh, founder of career consulting company JobBound, and author of Confessions of a Recruiting Director.
Since a "good" answer to this question really depends on the industry and position, it's more helpful to pinpoint the answers you should stay away from. Stay clear of these six musings on your future:
"In your job."
As you can imagine, it may be a little brazen-and awkward- if you tell your interviewer you want to replace her. Instead, vaguely describe the position she holds as something to which you aspire. Something like, "I see myself as a brand manager in consumer products, managing a team of employees," perfectly describes where you want to be-without directly saying it's her job you covet.
"At this company."
It's the future-it's hard to predict. Saying that you see yourself at a company you've just become acquainted with may seem a bit shortsighted. On the other hand, don't say that you see yourself elsewhere. Karsh feels it's a tight line to walk: "I wouldn't say it, but wouldn't not say it. Your answer should be about what you're doing, not where you're doing it."
"Married, living in Connecticut, and with one child."
Stay away from talking too specifically about personal goals in your answer. Interviewers generally want to hear about career plans, not life plans. However, if your personal goals impact your professional goals-for example, you want to be earning your MBA in five years so you can advance in the company, it can be helpful to mention it.
It's always good to have high aspirations, but be realistic. When interviewing at a Big Four accounting firm, don't say you want to be a partner in five years, when it takes an average of 10 to 12 years to earn the position. By having attainable goals, you'll come off less green and more sensible.
"Back in school-fulltime."
If you see yourself moving on after two to three years, keep it to yourself during the interview. "This type of answer, while it may be accurate, is a little too honest," says Karsh. "The employer didn't sign up to have you work for two years and then leave, so avoid revealing this if it's your true intention."
"I don't know."
If you really have no idea what industry, company, or position you want to be in five years from now, you still need to come up with an answer that shows you know yourself and have notable goals. (You might also want to do research and think hard on your own about potential career paths.) Karsh suggests using experience from your past. "You could say something like, 'When I think about what I've done in school, I know that I'll thrive working in an environment with people, contributing in a meaningful way to the organization, and have opportunities to be a leader."