Where do you see yourself in five years time?

A graphic designer can become a consultant, or a creative director, or perhaps a project manager (if they have the skills for the career transition). But as you can imagine, this is not an easy path. In most cases, designers simply have the same job for many years–and there’s nothing bad about it, since it is a great job, and your salary can grow over time.

I suggest you to do the following when answering this interview question:

  • Focus on achievements, not promotion. Say that you would love to be recognized for your work on successful campaigns. Say that you would love to have the same job and an impressive track record of an amazing 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…

Sample answers

Job interview, we can see three interviewers and one job applicant, all of them wear balck jackets. We can see one of the men making notes, but all three interviewers are watching the applicant. I hope to be recognized as an ingenious designer in five years time. I wish to help many of your clients to build successful campaigns, I hope my work will have a huge 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 get this job and have it in five years time, I will be very happy.

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