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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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How to Answer

The interviewer hopes to hear that you will stay with the company long-term.

Simply share that you see yourself working at this company in five years! Express that you hope you will find a company that you love working for and will stay in for many years to come. If the company offers a promotional track for Interior Designers, such as management, you may even mention that you hope to receive a promotion at the company within 10 years!

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Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working for a big firm in interior design.
A more seasoned space planner/designer in a leadership role with more responsibilities. Venturing into increased freelance work.
Appointed as a proffesional interior designer ia a commercial business.
In St. Louis. Employed. Successfully supporting myself. Being involved with ASID.
Be more knowledgeable professionally. Be more confidence.
In 5 years, I see myself as a junior interior designer in the city with a strong design philosophy from a variety of projects and influencing entry designers.
I see myself in a position in a company where I can grow and work with people I can really learn from.
I will acomplish my study in singapore, and I will work in some big company so I could get chanel and open my own company with my team.
Hopefully working self employed owning my or managing my own interior design firm.
In your company I am the head interior designer in next 5 years.
Good interior designer with costumer satisfaction.
Getting My degree in interior designing and decorating.
Handling a remodeling project from start to finish on my own, without supervision.
I'd like to see myself as a successful interior designer.
All was I want to be creative designer. Learning new thing, studying fame designer artical's designings.
In the next five years I see my self as a proprietor of a interior design firm or at a top managing level in a big interior firm.
Hopefully well established in the design and decorating department.
I see myself getting licensed for the NCIDQ exam and getting LEED certified. I see myself building my own home showcasing my design style as an interior designer and I also see myself moving up in a company I am working for as a senior interior designer.
Working in a recognised company.
I am doing my best and give best result to my client I want to continoue this to go on top and make my position up.
In 5 years, I hope to have my own business in interior design. However, I cant achieve that that unless I get my feet wet with having more experience in different realms or aspects of design. Such as being in high end residential, or hospitality design or construction. Those will all give me a foundation in where I will be in the next 5 years.
Working for the university.
I see my self working on a house with my team and being an interior designer.
Still challenging myself here at the firm succeeding in delivering excelling designs.
Having my own design office.
Working for your company.
As a senior certified interior designer.
In the upcoming 5 years I will see myself to be confident enough to handle any situation.
Hopefully in a middleweight position and would like to freelance for some time.
In yours company, ill have more projects for known companies.
In five years I see myself working for a firm that specialized in mainly commercial design. I see myself as one of the top designers working on large scale projects with a great team.
I see myself in dubai. After college days, now i'm at the real race here in dubai. It's not as easy job to withstand in this competitive job market. Everyday here, is like full of surprises and loaded with knowledge.
Running a home renovation business.
I am quite a royal person I see my self working for the company that gives me my first job in design. I would like to develop and grow to a mid level designer with room to improve and working on projects and delivering them by myself. Working towards a senior designer.
Succesful interior designer.
I will be at higher position at company.
I plan on becoming NCIDQ certified, and continuing to grow my knowledge of interior design.
A person that will have added great value in this company, the colleagues and the interior design industry at large.
Working for a interior design workshop.
I would like to be in an all-round interior design position and widen my portfolio in workspace, hospitality and residential sector and find my specialization as I progress in my career.
As a successful and one of the best interior designers.
Starting my own firm as a interior designer.
I see myself growing in IKEA hopefully rising to an intermediate or senior designer position or if possible even branching into head office design work.
How would you handle being given an assignment or project that was outside your comfort level or skill set?
I have became a fully professional in the field of designing I have learned so many designing techniques and gained skills from a basic sketch to a fully concept achieved design I have learn how to chose a concept, and how to achieve the goal by following the theme. Etc.
First all I take a deep breath and do all my work, and I did give up when my work has done.
In the next 5 years I see myself to have developed my Design Skills further.
Working in a changing world of design that works with the environment.
In 5 years, I see myself having gained knowledge of wider varieties of the design world. In a management position or similar.
I m self worker and guide my colic.
A Senior Designer at Arcturis in St. Louis.
I see myself as an Interior designer, working on concept and implementation tasks that are strengthening the companies client base by achieving quality designs.
I five years I see myself in the senior interior designer position, with my own assistant in New York City.
I see myself as a vessel for new experiences that encourage my growth. I am optomistic that I can exceed the companies expectations of me and am willing to work toward a common goal.
What is general intersts for interior design.
In five years, I see myself as a successful Interior Designer, who has learned enough skills that can benefit both the company and help me achieve my career goals. I am eager to explore and experience new challenges and excited to invest five years time specializing in a career I find extremely interesting and motivating.
In good size design company, where still I can develop my skills and also I can shere my experience with other people.
I see myself established in an interior design firm. Hopefully managing my own projects from start to finish and working with a great team. I hope to start to settle down as a person and consider buying my first home and starting a family.
Starting to have my own signature concerning interior design and to have significant style which will make me ready to open my own firm within 10 years from now as both skills and practical experience are needed not just talent.
At 10th + floor of a building working as architect in U.A.E
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
As a manager in my interior company.
As a fully skilled senior interior designer with a great team.
I see myself working as an interior designer in a small design firm in Singapore. I would eventually want to venture out globally to widen my skills and to learn more.
Working as a Junior Designer at a reputable interior design or architecture firm.
Working within a higher position within the company.
Still working for Lowe's representing our brand.
Designing! I am enjoying being a student but am confident I won't hate the working world - I am not sure where I see myself living but certainly want to be working on some great designs.
I am interesting at retail design, but there is lack of interaction space, so I want to develop designing retail space collaborated with communication space. also, create innovative experience retail or exhibition space.
In 5 years I would love to see myself settled in a company I love, I would like to be in some kind of leadership role. I like to work with people so I would hope I that would be a large part of my role. I hope to be loving what I do each day, living a secure lifestyle.
Hopefully I will gain enough experience and respect to become a team leader.
Leading small scale interior projects.
Senior interior designer.
Still living in Dubai, as a senior or managerial interiors role. I am setting up a blog, which I hope becomes successful. Blog is about 'how to' tricks for dubai living (rented and short term living), and a report on the coolest designs; bars, restaurants, shops, individual designers etc. And I love photography styling, so would love to include styling interiors shots into my plans too.
Project manager over seeing the smooth running of projects.
I see myself as interior designer.
In 5 years I hope to have developed my skills to a stage of proficiency, I want to be working for a company that has a positive work culture and maintains the well being of their employees.
In the next 5years, I would like to see myself in a higher role.
Working well with team member and colleague, been promote to suitable position with my performance.
In 5 years I see myself working in Surabaya, Indonesia which is where I lived as a interior designer.
I think I will enhanced my skills and learn more.
In 5 years I see myself having great knowledge of the design industry in florida, I also see myself having grown within a company and become one of their valued designers.
I see myself successful at my career.
I like to take one day at a time and do the best I can for that day. As far as 5 years go, I would like to possibly be registered.
In 5 years my goal is to be working in a firm that specializes in residential / and small commercial projects. I will have my NCIDQ accreditation and have honed my skills in audocad and maybe Revit if the positions I work in require it.
As a mid level to senior interior architect, I would like to be producing outstanding designs that a current, edge cutting etc. To me it is important that I am still doing a job I love, one that is satisfying and rewarding. I aspire to one day start my own interior firms, focusing on retail and hospitality fitouts, producing projects of the highest and uncompared quality.
I will be an interior designer who predominate the design skill and thinking.
Hyderabad interior designer.
Within 5 yrs I might b the level manager of this concern.
I see myself in a potential business where I create interior plans for the clients.
I believe I will be a project manager or a design director managing 3-4 different proejcts. With my creative skillset, I will be able to direct younger desiners with my expert ideas and solutions that work both safely and aesthetically.
I am as project coordinator.
I am pretty experienced now, I know how to handle the things,
As a skilled interior designer who has made some really worthy contributions in this field.
I see myself at an interior design firm growing as an individual in the field as well as help grow business in the firm I would currently be at.
As an intermediate or senior designer at Astound Group.
In 5 years time, I see myself as an interior design graduate firstly working within a small company as a designer. This is because I feel that it is important to begin my career from firstly learning and understanding the different aspects of the design industry to get a grasp of how I can keep on improving both my weakest and strongest points, I feel that I can obtain this through a small company.
I will be in a managerial position or at least as a team leader from my current position department.
As a skilled interior designer who has made some really worthy contributions in this field.

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