“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
As a young professional, I’d cringe every time I hear this question, whether it was from a potential employer or a well-meaning mentor. It’s so cliché…and yet so personal at the same time. I’d worry that even if I answered genuinely, I’d get laughed at.
Sure, I’d imagined what I wanted to be in 5 years. I’d never written anything down. Frankly, the thought of doing so was absolutely cringeworthy.