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Well to do that, we need to get back in our magical time machine and go to a time most of us remember fondly. Do you remember as a kid playing with the Magic 8-Ball? It was always popular at sleepovers!
It was a goofy novelty toy; a giant pool ball filled with mysterious blue liquid. And again.
It was fun to pretend we had a window into the future by using the toy, but we all knew…it was just a toy and that there was no real way to predict the future. So why do employers ask you to do just that? Before we go any further, you should download our free cheat sheet. Why do they ask this question?
Of course not! As much fun as it would be to actually have these skills can you say Lottery Winner?!? Why would they ask questions deed to get rid of applicants? They want the Perfect Candidate and trick questions like this one are meant to weed out everyone but the best of the best. They do want an answer to the question. So firmly plant your answer in the reality, which is, doing your best to do the job they are hiring for. But make sure you show that you are a candidate that is ambitious and sees a future within the company, but is also a realist about what the future may hold.
Ask yourself this question, and research the company to find out what a potential growth path might be for you. This should be the foundation for your answer. They want someone who is genuinely enthusiastic about the position. The hiring manager is looking for a hire that is also a good investment. Be specifically generic : Remember how your Magic 8-Ball gave you somewhat vague answers?
Think of your answer to this question in the same sort of light. Keep your answers tailored to the position and realistic in scope. Study the department you are applying to, including its structure and the path others have taken to get to where they are. Make your answer 2 parted : The first part of your answer should focus on the immediate position you are applying for and how you are excited by that opportunity.
The second part of your answer deals with your future plans and expectations. So how do I answer this question? Is there really a right way or am I just doomed from the start? So put your Magic 8-Ball down; put your Ouiji board back into the game closet and leave the Tarot Cards at home.
Ok the next thing you should do is Download our PDF Answer "Cheat Sheet" that gives you "word for word" example answers to this dreaded question. In it you'll find answers to fit a variety of scenarios including: if you are applying for an entry level positionmid management and more! Mike is a job interview and career expert and the head writer at TheInterviewGuys. His advice and insights have been shared and featured by publications such as ForbesEntrepreneurCNBC and more as well as educational institutions such as the University of MichiganPenn StateNortheastern and others.
MIKE'S TIP : "Generic" can be a particularly dangerous interview strategy when not used properly, so only use it for your answer to this interview question.
Job interviews are all about specificity and real-life examples, and being generic won't cut it anywhere else. Furthermore, as I mentioned above, you still need to show that you are ambitious so do your best to outline a realistic growth strategy using the next few tips. Well played there! But why not take it one step further and outline what you plan to do if and when that advancement becomes available? Well, well well…future employee…nicely put! First off, good job complimenting the company!
Again, nicely done. A hiring manager loves to hear that you are a solid investment. Search The Blog Search for:.Where i see myself in five years
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