Strategic Statement:

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 medium-range goals and plans.

Sample Response:

In five years, I hope to continue in my quest to be as effective and satisfied with my work as possible. I will always maintain a focus on personal accountability, but I also know that I can’t lose sight of my own happiness with what it is that I am doing. I fel that within a time frame of five years, I will be able to develop a full sense of not only how things work, but my own specific role and responsibility to the smooth operation of how things work.

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