So, what are your goals…

“So what are your career goals in five years?”

This question has become something I’ve learned to loathe. I loathe it because it’s confining and I loathe it because I don’t know.

In every job interview, you go on you will hear this question. I understand the purpose of being goal oriented. I am goal oriented. I am hardworking and ambitious but that does not mean I have a clear plan for where I see myself in five years. I don’t even have a clear plan on what career I want in five years. Instead of expecting people to know who they want to be or worse, should be in five years, perhaps we should focus on helping them in this moment, this day figure out how they want to start.

 

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