“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

English Lesson: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

You're interviewing someone for a job. You want to know what his long-term goals are. You ask this.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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Where do you see yourself in (a period of time)?

This is a question that people ask mostly in interviews. "Where do you see yourself?" means "What do you think that you'll be doing?" or "What do you think that your life will be like?"

When people ask "Where do you see yourself..." they usually want to know about your career.

The periods of time that are most common with this question are:

  • six months
  • a year
  • three years
  • five years
  • ten years