what is the best answer for the question "What are you 5 years from now?"

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  1. bronzetheking

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    so I went to this jobs fair and the HR personnel asked me this question. I answered "I'll probably have my own business". I think that was a bad move.
     
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    Yeah right, no HR will hire someone who dream to have their own business.. But then that is an honest answer.. Almost all of us dream to have our own business in the future.. We want to have a boss free life..
     
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    Of course a "jobs" fair is for people who want a JOB. Indicating you want your own business tells recruiters that you don't want a job, but want to potentially employ other people.

    A good "jobs fair" answer might be: "I want to be regarded as a productive and energetic individual who completes tasks well within the time and budget allocated for the tasks.'
     
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    dreads. I should have not said that. is there something the HR can get from my answer? haha I am still hoping.

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    I was in a panic mode. all the personal questions were really personal. that's probably why i said what I said. thank you for your tip! I'll do it right next time!
     
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    Be super confident and say may be on your seat :D , it may work for you or against you.
     
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    thank you for the tip! next time I'll be confident.
     
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    I have very clearly decided what I want in five years:

    1- Moving to Ireland with my wife
    2- Getting a job as a java developer in Ireland (preferably in Cork or Limerick)
    3- Get java certification SE7 / J2EE
    4 Acquire fluency in English.
    5- Knowing well the rual area of Ireland and other parts of Europe.
     
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    I have changed my job 2 times, but still on that position where I was.
     
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    I want to see my self after five years from now to be the boss and to have my own company.
     
  10. dyanmarie25

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    Five years from now, I hope I have already fulfilled my dream of becoming a teacher. Probably an online English teacher since I hope I am already a wife and a work-at-home mom by then. I would love to have a job that would not be so demanding and at the same time, I would be able to take care of my family.
     

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