Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How To Handle Tricky Interview Question - After 5 Years, Where Do You Want To See You In Your Career

First of all apologies from my side due to my lengthy absence. I had been busy on some other projects that's why I couldn't write the post, but now I am back with another interview question.

For career development you should plan your career in terms of 5 years and 10 years, but why an interviewer wants to know about your career planning?  What benefits he might gain by knowing your career plan? If you have been following our 16 toughest interview series, then you should know that each and every interview question lets the interviewer judge you on the hiring scale like wise, this question is another opportunity for interviewer to check the element of persistent in yourself. He also wants to know that how much this job is important for you and where it is placed in your career plan. Your answer should reflect your enthusiasm for the job with a proof that you are persistent in your career. Now the question is how can you show it? Well, I have some tips for you. Let's move to them.

Be Realistic

Do not be a show-off. Handle this question with wisdom. You cannot be a chief operating officer in the next 5 years, so do not include it in career plan not even as a joke. Carefully discuss your next five year career planning with a realistic approach.

Do Not Forget To Highlight The Room Of This Job

Sketch your next five year career planning in front of an interviewer in a way that he or she can clearly see the room and the importance of this job and  get convinced that you actually WANT this job to accomplish your career targets. Once the interviewer will be convinced on this point he or she will be confident that you are the best choice to hire. Put all of your efforts to show that you are eager to get this job and it is the part of your long term career plan. You want this job because you want your career growth 

Show Your Consistency

Let interviewer know that you are not going to leave this job soon because the job they are offering it is what exactly you have planned for your career growth.

Do you have any suggestion for outlining the career plans in front of interviewer? I am eager to know. Use comment box for sharing your views. 

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