how to answer “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

featured-on-usnNo matter what field you’re in, if you’re interviewing for jobs, you’re likely to encounter interviewers who ask some version of, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

And apparently people really struggle with this, because when the question has come up here in the last few weeks, people have unloaded a torrent of confusion and annoyance all over it.

So over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about what interviewers are looking for when they ask this and how you can answer. You can read it here.

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