I love the New Year. It is a magical time when you can start new. People believe that anything is possible. Out with the old and in with the new. How about those of you that are unemployed? How do you see the New Year? Is it half empty or half full?
My thought is that no matter what your employment status was last year, you have an opportunity to take control and make better decision-making choices this year. Enough of the excuses. You must be part of the solution or always be part of the problem. You decide. Come to the conclusion that your job search is not working and that you will make a conscious effort in 2007 to be open to new job ready possibilities. This year work closely with your on-line Job Ready Strategist. It's FREE. Promise!!! Think of me as your personal job coach. I will pump you up and help you get a job sooner rather than later.
Today we begin with the most asked interview questions and how to answer them.
The first question is:
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
Before I provide an answer, how would you respond?
SCENARIO: You are applying for a cashier at the local Gap store.
Mr. Gap, I am glad you asked me that question. In the next five years, I see myself working for the Gap. I see myself being the best Cashier the Gap ever hired. Mr. Gap and in the next five years if Management sees fit to want to promote me, I would welcome the opportunity. Mr. Gap, that's where I see myself in the next five years.
Principals of the Question:
Always give the impression that you will be with this company forever.
Always sell yourself on the position you are applying for and that you will be the best.
Finally, if Management sees fit (not you) to promote you, (take a breath) you will be open to the opportunity.
You can use this response to the five year question, with any position that you are seeking. Try it.