Every week, I get together with my favorite co-host, Ted Bauer, and we discuss all that ‘s wrong (and a little that’s right) about Corporate America, Human Relationships, and how they intersect. This is show #2, and we get neck-deep about how corporations hurt themselves with their widely-practiced and accepted hiring processes.
How many of us have gone through basically the same interview with company after company? “Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10?” “If you had a problem customer, how would you handle it?” and more. Ad nauseam. And nobody answers the questions correctly, because it depends entirely on the mood and background of the person asking, and not by a set measurement or standard of excellence by which employed persons should be measured against and given the standards to. Not to mention, the average stay at any one place is around 3 years, these days.
Also, the proper answer to “Where do you see yourself in ______ years?” is ALWAYS “In your job”. If that person can’t be replaceable or admire a person who wants to move up, they’re not fit for the job they’re in. Period.