Curious why they always ask "where do you see yourself in 3-5 years in an interview?"

What's da reasonnnn

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I figure it’s to test out if you’re going to stay with the company long-term.

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Probably lots of different reasons.

Some people want to climb the ladder as fast as possible. Others want to perfect their technical skills as an individual contributor.

Some companies don't have the infrastructure to support quick promotions so they may be more inclined to see you as a flight risk if they bring you in and that's your overall goal.

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I’m trying to figure out what motivates them, if they would be happy in the job, and what a career path might look like.

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Yeah I agree with AM1, I recently had an interview where they asked me this and I could tell it was sort of to see if I was planning on sticking around in the company

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Is it bad to sound ambitious with the answer?

Yeah you’re all goooood don’t worry!

Old mentally interview question, they want to hire someone who will stay a long time. Nowadays people move around no one stays 20 years in the same place 🤣

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