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Where do you see yourself in five years?
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If you're having trouble thinking into the future about your plans when you haven't even landed the job you want now, you're not alone! The best thing you can do is to take some time to prepare for this question. Not only will it help you impress the interviewer, but it may also give you some clarity. Let's say you're interviewing for jobs as a dental hygienist. It's your first interview and you're nervous. You know you have the knowledge, but you don't have a lot of experience to back it up. Five years seems like a lot to think about! Here is a suggestion for how you can answer this question: "I would love to continue working as a dental hygienist. Even though I just finished school, I know there is so much to learn. I plan to continue my education and look for opportunities to learn more about ways I can help my clients." You can keep it very simple. The interviewer doesn't expect you to have your whole career planned out, but they do want to hear you are interested in staying in the field and growing in your knowledge. Any plans for furthering your education are welcome!
Answer examples
"I would love to continue working as a dental hygienist. Even though I just finished school, I know there is so much to learn. I plan to continue my education and look for opportunities to learn more about ways I can help my clients."
"In 5 years I would really like to see myself in a leadership based role. I would like to expand my industry related education a little bit as well."
"I would like to be leading my department. I do not need to have a large team, but I think that I have good leadership skills, and I would like to train the next generation of workers."

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User-Submitted Answers

Where do you see yourself in five years?
1.
As a success software developer.
2.
Advisor to CTO. Mentor and advisor to peers in one or more areas that I have depth in. Continuing to broaden areas I know at least a little something about.
3.
In five years I see myself as a Work Leader, and possibly Supervisor within NAVFAC-SW.