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Where Will You Be in Five Years?

Professor Joseph Weintraub writes in Harvard Business Review about responding to the familiar interview question: “Where Will You Be in Five Years?”

Principles to Remember


First, do the contemplative work to develop a personal answer to the question
Understand what the interviewer is trying to gather from your response
Shorten the timeframe of the question so you can give a more specific and reasonable reply

Make up an answer you don’t believe in
Provide a specific position or title; instead focus on what you hope to learn
Feel limited to answering the narrow question asked — broaden it to communicate what you want the hiring manager to know about you

Professor Bob Halsey shares his real-world insights on the interview process.

Read the article here.