senior administrative assistant interview questions shared by candidates
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I never try to set goals too far in advance. I like to leave myself open to new opportunities as they come to me. I think if you set a goal or plan, then you put blinders on to new opportunities because you feel as though you will let yourself down or disappoint yourself if you get pulled off track. Sometimes you miss out on the best opportunities that way. The executive agreed and said that some of her best opportunities had come outside of her plan.
Some hiring managers or companies don't see it that way; they think you are not patriotic and loyal to their company. I lost a final interview because of a similar answer; the President said he needed someone who will pledge allegiance for a long time, even though we all know it's not realistic.