Where do You See Yourself in Next 5 Years From Now

With the help of this question, the interviewer is interested to know something about your goal and you need to prepare yourself first and prepare the answers to these questions in advance and accordingly answer these questions at the time of interview.

So that you will be able to satisfy the interviewer with the answers to your questions and the interviewer is satisfied with the answers given by you, it is necessary that you focus on your skills as well as adjust this nail of your future with your work environment. You should answer while sitting, it will help you to answer correctly and successfully.

Examples of similar job interview questions

  • What are your long-term career goals?
  • What is your dream job at this stage in your career?
  • What are you looking for?
  • How do you define success?
  • What is most important to you in your career?
  • What is your five-year plan?
  • What is your goal for the next five years?
  • Where will you be in five years?

Before the interview

Preparing how to answer “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

No one has a crystal ball and knows for sure where they will be in five years and the hiring manager is aware of this. They are not looking for you to lay out a specific plan, detailing everything you are going to do. Instead, focus on what your dreams are, where you would like to take your career path next, and how you plan to do this.

During the interview

How to answer “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

Keep your answer specific and work-related. When answering this question, be honest and be yourself.


“I would like to expand my horizons by jumping in feet first and learning as much as I can, as quickly as I can, with the organization. From there, I’d seek out opportunities – at least one to two a year – to expand my knowledge through training and educational opportunities to support my job…”