“So…..where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
Probably the most hated question ever asked in an interview. It brings terror to the hearts and minds of all who hear it, and power to those who ask it.
“What do I say? I want to be up for your job in that time? Have enough money to buy a house? New car? A family? Depends if you offer me this job or I am stuck where I am for the next few years?”
Either way you feel like you are giving the answer that someone else wants to hear, rather than the answer that is true to you.
I have found the best way to answer this question is in 2 parts….this gives anyone who utters this dreaded phrase an insight into who you are. It also reassures you that you are not a one-dimensional working robot…or a crazed loon…..either way its a bonus!
The people who ask this are usually with you on an interview or a first date…..either way it awkward!
On the flip side, this is a great question! I was asked it the other day by someone I never thought I would hear it from…..so it got me thinking……where do I really see myself in 5 years?
With everything I do, it boils down to a Top 5……so here are my top 5 things I want to achieve in the next 5 years:
The 9 to 5 switch up:
Let’s get this bit over and done with……my 9 to 5 I do really enjoy! Don’t get me wrong, it’s not my dream job but the other day I did realise it has given me everything 15 year old me ever wanted.
That being said, I do want to grow. The odd project here, maybe a promotion/lateral move wouldn’t go a miss!
The big dream is to write a book and never have to work in a corporate office again….but that is in the 10 year plan….not the 5!
A few years ago my fitness plan was “Get Thin Now”….but that has all changed! It is now “Improve Cardio Fitness”. I basically want to be able to walk up the hills at Centre Parcs without wanting to die half way up!
I also want to be able to hold a plank for 60 seconds….but I think that will come in time.
I have been slowly working out what I should/can eat over the last year or so….I think I have come to a good point with all now, so it is time for a new challenge. In the next 5 years I want to eliminate all processed foods from the house. The main goal is to make everything from scratch so I know that i can eat it without getting sick. My odd little plan will also help to save us some money to save for the next plan…..
Home Sweet Home:
I love our home!! It has been my home for 30 odd years now, but it has been our home for about 8 years now. We want to change all the windows (they are the same ones that were fitted in the house when I was 7), and we want to build an extension……and decorate….I could not imagine this not being our home, so we want to make a grow and evolve the way we do.
Family and Friends First:
I don’t think this one needs any explanation…….
I love my family and wish I could be with all of them all the time….but as we all have lives and things to do, I want to make a conscious effort to make more time…and then spend it with them, just because i can!
So where do you really see yourself in 5 years?
Have a great week lovelies xXx Hugs and Love xXx