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Where do you see yourself in five years?
This is yet another example of the type of career question you can anticipate. As you think about your career plans, where would you like to be in the next five years? How will this position help you get there? Are you planning to complete a degree or continue in your training? Do you want to start your own business? Consider responding with this: "I want to grow in my knowledge of security software and technology. In the next five years I would like to be managing a bigger team. This position will help me in my technical skills and give me the opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities."
Answer examples
"I want to grow in my knowledge of security software and technology. In the next five years I would like to be managing a bigger team. This position will help me in my technical skills and give me the opportunity to grow in my leadership abilities."
"It's good to have a plan in place, but it's also good to remain flexible. I'm working towards becoming a security director. To get there, I'm going to have to prove that I can handle more and more responsibility. I see this job as an opportunity to do that because [XYZ reasons]. My goal is to excel at this position."

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User-Submitted Answers

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I am looking into taking more management classes at Chatt State and completing my Seminary Degree.
I will be in the head of an international company in the security field.
I see myself a hard working person who will always work hard for your brand.
I see myself one of the dynamic and initiative employee of the company and always work hard for the company.
I see myself a dynamic initiative employee and always work hard for this company.
I see myself a dynamic initiative employee and always work hard for the company.
I see myself a creative dynamic and always will work hard for this company.
I see myself as chief security officer in the same firm.
Regional security manager.
In five years, I plan to see that I have earned your trust, and that you chose a hard working Security Manager that provided your company with only the best security team.
As a researcher and author in the security field.
I see myself having finished with my degree program and utilizing my education and experiences furthering my career with the company.
I would like to see myself as a successful security practitioner.
Working for Hitachi Consulting.
In coming 5 years I will like to on respective & responsible position of reputed organization like you.
I don't have a crystal ball to see the future and obstacles that may come our way, but I should be right here making a difference in the lives of our customers and those I have stewardship over.
I have aim myself to be more advance and experience in terms of handling any security related issues and looking forward to be promoted.
I will definitely work hard throughout my career and I would like to be on the next level or more in 5 years time.
Within the next 5 years I will have graduated college with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. I will either be working as Regional Manager for my current company or as a law enforcement officer.
I see myself working in an organization where I am measured based upon performance and have been given room to grow within the organization.
In 5 years I see myself working in a position where I can help others and motivate them to be the best at what they do.
Would like to see my self in a senior management in big IT company in security domain.
I see myself as regional manager of mitie.
In alevel of managing my own company.
Having my own security company or security school.
I hope and I am looking my self as security manager in five year.
Ideally, I would be in this role with a sound operating department, built on respect and communication.
In 5 years I hope to be a part of a growth oriented institution such as this one. I hope that I will be entrenched in the field that o love and continuing to build promote and enhance any organization that I am apart of.
Being successful in this position and being in a position to accept my next opportunity in the organization.
Being a leading IT security professional.
First I would like to establish myself in the current role I am applying for, then focus on ascending the management ladder that the company provide.
I see myself in a same company as far as I am able to deliver the desired or required results and fulfil their requirements.
Hopefully with a successful team who everybody sings praises about. A team that sing my praises as a manager and recognition from other departments and stakeholders to the business on what a successful part of the business we are.
Within the same establishment, growing and evolving continuing the right policy success and correcting the negative mistakes.
In the next five years, I see myself as a security consultant in any issues of security.
Moving up to get further better position to use my skill and education I go through.
I am hardworking person who will always work hard for company.
Managing security and poertring in the NHS
I would like to have increased my skill level in the Medical Security field and attained all the appropriate certifications to include my CHPA certification. I do know that I want to stay in this field, doing work at this level of responsibility and skill, in an environment where I feel like I'm playing a meaningful role. That is one of the main reasons this position excites me is because I think it will move me in that direction. I'm able to train others how to do this work. I love this work, and I've found that I really enjoy mentoring colleagues, so I'd be thrilled to be able to combine the two—continuing to work in a role like this one, along with a component of training or mentoring role.
I see myself with the diploma or diploma on management because I always wanted to futher my studies.
My greatest weakness is balancing my job and family time but now that my daughter is staying with my sister I'm focusing on my job alot.
I wanted to be a respectable position.
I wanted to be a respectable position.
My intent is to still be working in the security field or planning my final retirement. It all depends on my current employment, financial position and family.
In the position of head of department.
What would you do if you caught a fellow security officer sleeping on the job?
I see myself as a hard working employee that is continuing to advance position in this organization.
I see my self advancing in this organization through hard work and dedication to pursuing excellence.
Il have risen through the ranks.
In 5 years I see myself as the Security Manager of this property.
I would like to see myself in a director level in next five years. I know it is very difficult. But I hope I would put all my efforts to meet the requirements.
To move the business to a higher ground in training.
Director of Security Risk Management.
With experience and time I would like to oversee a security department.