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  • In this week's job search tip we're going to be going over interview question and

  • answers. Today we're gonna talk about the dreaded "Where you see yourself in five

  • years?" question. We're gonna look at it from every angle and discover what

  • employers or really asking.

  • That's coming up!

  • Hey, guys! I'm Kim with Snagajob and welcome to our weekly job search show.

  • We're gonna give you everything from interview tips to resume advice and even

  • a little fashion advice. This week we're gonna be tackling the dreaded "Where do

  • you see yourself in five years?" question.

  • A lot of you have been asking us about this. You're not sure how to answer it

  • and a lot of employers do ask this in interviews so there's a good

  • chance you're going to see this along the way.

  • So we're gonna give you a couple tips to make you more confident when this comes along.

  • Okay, let's face it. This question is hard and there's really no getting around that.

  • "What?! Are you serious?! I don't even know what I want for dinner tonight! How am I

  • expected to know where i'm going to be in five years?! ... What do I want for dinner tonight?"

  • Now remember,

  • hiring managers cannot predict the future and they don't expect you to either.

  • What they really want to know is, are you worth the time and money it's

  • going to take the to hire you. It takes a lot of time and money to hire an employee.

  • Really, it's an investment.

  • So if you answer... "Dude, you haven't heard of our band. We're gonna be totally

  • touring the country by then."

  • Then they'll know that you're not really looking fora place to learn and grow.

  • You're just looking for something to hold you over until your real plan takes

  • off.

  • "I don't know! I just want to be making money."

  • "Definitely running my own business."

  • "Eh...

  • I don't really like thinking that far into the future. It makes my brain hurt."

  • "Definitely running my own music label."

  • So the best way to answer this question is to pick a few professional goals

  • that you really have and go from there.

  • "I'm really looking forward to putting my customer service skills to use in a

  • fast-paced, challenging environment.

  • The restaurant industry is somewhere where I'd like to develop my career, which is why i think

  • this position is a great fit."

  • So that was a great answer because; one, you mentioned your skills: the

  • strengths that you have;

  • two, you talked about the industry as a whole and that your interested in investing

  • your future in that;

  • three, you tell them that you're up for a challenge so they know they know you're going to be a really

  • good worker;

  • and four, you mentioned the position specifically so they understand that

  • you're really interested in what they have to offer.

  • Now, interviewing can cause a lot of anxiety. We know this. We've all gone through this. But if

  • you practice your answers and

  • practice the questions that you're probably going to be getting it can

  • really help ease all the nerves. Thanks for joining us today guys! If you like this

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