Where do you see yourself in five years time?

 

If we talk about career growth, graphic designers should not aim very high. One can potentially become a consultant, or a graphic director, or perhaps a project manager (if they have the skills for the transition). But as you can imagine, this is not an easy path. In most cases, one simply has the same job for many years–a job of a graphic designer.

Therefor I suggest you to do the following:

  • Focus on achievements, not promotion. Say that you would love to be recognized for your work on successful campaigns in five years time. Say that you would love to have the same job and an impressive track record as a designer.
  • Connect your future with their company. If a company hires a good designer, they want to keep them for a long time. Therefor you should always say you would love to be with them in five years time. We live in an era where loyalty is just an empty work. Show them that you are different, show them that the employee-employer relationship is still something that matters for you.

Sample answers

Panel of professional interviewers I hope to be recognized as a creative and ingenious designer in five years time. I wish to help many of your clients to build successful campaigns and make impact.

To be honest, I do not think about the future much. I love to design. I love to work on new campaigns, make a difference with my work. If I have the job you advertise in five years time, I will be happy. However, firstly I need to get it in this interview.

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