Strategic Statement:

Same as with any N years interview question, this isn’t about the employer’s needing to know about whether you’ll be sticking around. This question is designed for the interviewer to be able to assess how your considered placement in the applied-for job fits in with your long-term goals and plans.

Sample Response:

In ten years, I see myself as having developed the background, knowledge and personal experience to take-on a leadership or management role. In the past, I feel that I have been a very effective resource person, and I look forward to the learning process through which I can gain the insight necessary to assume a position of fuller responsibility.

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