Where do you see yourself in five years? This interview question comes up—a lot. For a candidate just looking to progress to the very next step of their career, this can be a frustrating question.

How are you supposed to know where you’ll be in five years when you can’t see clearly into next week? Every candidate has a different career trajectory—and you should keep that in mind when applying to certain organizations.

Whatever your career goals may be, we have guidelines you can follow to help you communicate your enthusiasm for the role and the company. In this video we’re going to go over how to answer “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” in a job interview.

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Work in Progress is a “how to” video series to help you with everything from interviewing for jobs to improving your confidence or negotiating a raise. We break these tough questions down into simple, actionable tasks—getting you one step closer to owning your career.

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