Quote by John Lennon: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told m...”
Where Will You Be in 5 Years?
My first few weeks in grad school, it felt like I was asked this question daily. Thinking about the future would make my mind go blank. How could I not know what I wanted to do in five years? I still get asked that question, and while it makes my heart pound, it's not out of fear of not knowing the answer. It's out of excitement and anticipation for achieving my vision.
Knowing and communicating your career goals is challenging […]. Knowing and communicating your career goals is challenging for even the most ambitious and focused person. While it may be difficult to give a direct and honest response to this question, Weintraub and Timothy Butler, a senior fellow and the director of Career Development Programs at Harvard Business School, agree that you need to be prepared to answer it. And you need to treat any conversation like an interview. The first step is knowing the answer for yourself. You have to clarify for yourself what you aspire to do with your career before you can communicate it confidently to others.
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Remember that your situation and personality type are unique, so what you feel comfortable saying is up to you. Remember to emphasize how your goals align with those of the company.
Where do you see yourself ending up in five years? Maybe you'll end up on the golden shores of California. Maybe you'll get mixed up in the hustle and bustle of New York. Take this quiz and find out which state you're destined to end up in! Is there any other season that matters? The beautiful leaves and chilly weather. It is so peaceful and quiet.