Where do you see yourself in five years?

Don’t you just love this question?

imperfect citizen

I do not like interviews and this question does not make them any more enjoyable.  Whenever I hear it, there are different emotions fighting to take control over me.  One is confusion, for how do you want me to answer?  If I dream of doing something different than the job I am applying for (which I simply need to pay my bills and hope to keep it only temporarily until I can make money off something I actually like and enjoy), is that what you want to hear?  Doubt it.  Which means you either expect me to lie or seriously think I might dream of becoming, say, a secretary and spending the rest of my life doing that job.  Or, maybe, I should say that in 5 years I see myself as your boss, instead of the other way around?  That would certainly get me the job…

Maybe if you…

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