Ummm, I don’t know. Getting takeout sushi with my goldendoodle? No no, - let’s go with “the next Charli D’Amelio.” How does that sound? You can’t even see far enough into the future to know what’s for dinner tonight. So, why would hiring managers expect you to tell them where you’ll be in five years? Honestly, they are probably more interested in the delivery of your answer, than what you say. Here are some quick and easy tips based on your situation to help you answer that dreaded question:
1. If you don’t know where you will be, it is okay to be yourself and a bit vulnerable. If you genuinely don’t know where you want to be in five years that’s okay and it is okay to say that.
Throw away that old school mindset that you need to be prepared and sound like a robot with your answer. Your most likely doing internships to figure out what you want to do so go ahead and be honest and mention that you don’t know but that’s why you are interested and invested in your internship experience.
2. If you do know what you want to do and where you will be – AMAZING – but, make sure you aren’t too confident in your answer that your employer questions why you should work for them if it doesn’t correlate to your career path.
Don’t go into a marketing internship or job if you want to be a vet!