Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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I am a fresher and given many interviews but got rejected by many. Every time this question comes up that "where do you see yourself in 5 years"? "Right now I am focused in my initial career, I have no future goals. But will figure it out once I get into my domain". I guess they did not like my explanation. Can anyone please help me out with the answer, how can frame it? 

Apr 23 in Career Counselling by sunny
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Hey,

Mostly interviewer asks this questions to check your career goals. Hiring a new employee is costly, so he or she wants to be sure that you are coming on board for a long time or not. The interviewer will also get to know how realistic you are with your career prospects. 

You can answer like this, " I see myself having grown both with regard to expertise in my field as well as with the company. I picture myself in a leadership role, contributing more to the growth of the organization". Also, you can add " I see my growth in my own skills and capabilities". Its a good way to convey your opinion.  

answered Apr 23 by Gitika
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