Our guidance on how to answer the question ‘where do you see yourself in 5 years?’.
This is a common interview question. There’s lots of facetious answers (‘in your boss’s chair’ comes to mind). Because it’s so common though, not having a thought about an answer shows that you are really unprepared. So what is the answer?
(Message to hiring managers - don’t ask this question. It’s not dispositive. Everyone will give you what they think you want to hear rather than what they actually mean. No-one knows what will have happened in 5 years. Having the answer to this question doesn’t help you assess a candidate at all).