Where would you like to see yourself in five years time?

Where would you like to see yourself in five years time?

  • The employer is looking to see, your ambition motivation and loyalty. It is important to show the employer that you want to develop your skills knowledge and experience.
  • Imagine yourself in the role for five years. Give specific answers. What position would you like to have? What skills would you like to have improved? What areas of your position would you like to know more about or have more experience in? Is there any more training you would like to have? Imagine what the employer would like to hear. Speak about what you would bring to the company and what your achievements would be over the next five years.
  • B. Try not to say that you would like to be the manager as that may sound as if you want to steal the interviewer’s job. Try not to say that you would like to go back home or start your own business as that sounds as if you don’t want to stay with the company.

Example

In five years time I would like to see myself as a trainer and job coach, facilitating lively and informative classes while working one to one with clients to help them find their career. I would especially like to develop my skills in relation to psychometric testing to support clients in finding the career that is right for them and I would like to improve my skills in movie maker to be able to put more of my presentations on line. I would also like to complete a masters in either adult career guidance or adult education. I would see myself working closely with clients to ensure that over 70% were entering employment or education after the first 6 months of linking in with the service. I would also see myself publishing articles in relation to job hunting tips which I would hope would also spread the word of the services provided here.

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