Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

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.

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.