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6 Mistakes to avoid when answering, ‘Where will you be in…….?’

What were your childhood fantasies? What did you want to be when you grow up? In our era, we used to adore those careers that were revered by the society. If anyone asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’d smile, and without batting an eye, answer doctor, pilot, teacher, or whatever profession had recently stirred your curiosity: Easy question, easy answer. That is till the day I entered the HR practice and realized that even a DJ can make more money than a doctor and pilot combined. All in all, let us go to the second part of answering the question in hand.

Like I said yesterday when an interviewer asks, “Where do you see yourself in five or more years?” a worthy answer is often hard to muster. Problem is, these days your whimsical desire to be an astronaut won’t be so well received. To prepare for this go-to question in the interviewer arsenal, you need to think about potential responses way before stepping foot in the recruiter’s office. And just like a resume, you’ll need to tailor your answer to the employer you’re interviewing with: For example don’t say you see yourself climbing the corporate ladder when interviewing with a small NGO.

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