I’ve had my share of job interviews, and for a while I was pretty good at them. I could chat at length about my experience, strengths, weaknesses and whatever else came up. But the question I hated the most was the chestnut, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
I had an answer, of course. I wanted to be a cartoonist in five years, but that’s not what a potential employer wants to hear. They want to hear that you have an eye on management, salesperson of the year, etc…. Or at least that’s what I thought, which got me thinking along the lines of the cartoon above.