There are lots of candidates who face this frequently asked question in the interview, “ Where do you see yourself in five years?” This blog is actually a career advice for the candidates especially for fresher software engineers to answer the question impressively.
Let us see what runs through your brain when your hiring manager asks you this question “ Working for myself” or “ at a senior level in your job”, “ owning the company”, etc.
But then these are unnecessary things that you need to avoid in an interview.
Here we are going to see the right way to answer the question and this will help you in sharing your goals and ambitions in a right manner.
It is considered as one of the tricky questions as you may like to say not in this job or in your company or searching for a bigger opportunity elsewhere and answering questions like these will let you no where.
It is possible to be honest and diplomatic and provide the answer which they want to hear. Are you having any actual expectations for your career? Are you thriving to achieve your goal? Does this job allows your career growth?
For instance, you just need to think that where this profile could act and help you to develop yourself and reach your goal.
For example, one way I like to think about it is: Think about where this position could realistically take you, and think about how that aligns with some of your broader professional goals.
Finally coming to conclusion, this is what you can say to your interviewer, “ I am really happy about being a part of your company as an entry level graphic designer because my long term goal is to be a technician in the film industry with respect to graphics and animation and I feel on the long the exposure I am going to get over here will help me to reach my goal in the near future and if not, you never know what the future holds but I will still keep working towards my future sincerely.”