Where Do you See Yourself in Five Years

Human Workplace, August 24, 2014

It's a job-interview standard.

The interviewer nearly always asks you "Where do you see yourself in five years?"

We've been hearing this lame question since I was a rugrat watching The Beverly Hillbillies, or longer.

Why do I think "Where do you see yourself in five years?" is a lame interview question? Here are my reasons:

Who knows where they're going to be in five years?

The planning horizon has shortened for all of us. No one has that much visibility. Planning your life that far our based on today's data when the central lesson of this century may be "You never know what's going to happen next!" would be out of touch and irresponsible.

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