What will you be 5 years from now?

Philippines
February 27, 2007 1:37pm CST
Oftentimes in a job interview, they always ask this question. Sometimes it is how they assess your goals, your plans in life. What I usually said when asked about this, I would simply says I'll have my own business and live happily in Aussie. How about you?
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@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
5 years from now i hope, i have a stable job- with a small business on the side, a house and car of my own, a house with a huge garden for my mom, a healthy daughter that im able to afford to send to school, no debts, no missed bills and i hope that 5 years from now, my autistic brother has learned the skills of independent living.
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
Oh! how unselfish your goals in life. May your dreams come true. That's also one of my plans that I will be able to afford my son to send in school and make my mom so happy. Keep it up!
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
I believe that it is an important question, because if you say I do not know, then it shows that you have no goals, no plans, no ideas for the next 5 years. Where as if you say I see myself as bing married, owning my own home , enjoying myself on my vacations then they know you have at least a job in mind. Companies do not and have not survived on wishy washy thinking, but sound plans, goals and thinking, so include yours when asked where do you see your self in five years,
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
Yeah you got a point. Nowadays they want employee who is building dreams. They know if you have dreams, if you have plans, it means that you are determine to achieve it. Actually, that's what I told when I was asked about this, I told him that as a mom I want to give my son everything he needs & wants. Everything that my parents can't afford to give me. I told him that in 5 years time I would have my own house and cars; carS huh!? hehehe
• India
2 Mar 07
assesing goals is fine. but 5 years from now, what will i be. wud have heard that many a times and i have asked many a times. i remember my guru (teacher) who taught me to be agressive in an interview. it was 1998, when I attended an interview for a job in a technology company. i was asked the same question then. without blinking my eye, i retorted to the interviewer and told him that i wanted to see myself in his seat. the interviewer was the regional manager of the state for that company, and i joined in as a trainee. i guess, more than assesing the persons goals, it is the confidence with which you answer that question does matter. may be i am wrong? please correct. mike, the smiley devil
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
Yeah you're right! It is the confidence in your answer that matters. They will know how you carry yourself. In that way they will know if you'll be an asset to the company. Good job!
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I wouldn't know how to answer this if they threw this at me in an interview . I don't see myself as different or things being that different that I could say how I would see myself expect as how I see myself now .
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Yeh that's funny but this is how they asked job applicant. Of course they will expect you to answer, from there they will be able to know that you are a determined person.
3 Mar 07
In five years time I will be into my 60's. I would like to think that at that time I will be happy and healthy.