Recruiters ask future-oriented questions to understand your expectations for your career, your ambitions, and if this position is a match.
It might be uncomfortable, but you should be humble and honest. Think about the position you’re interviewing for and how it is a match with your professional goals, without being over-ambitions (i.e. “I want to be the CEO!”)
The reason people ask this question is to learn what skills you want to use, what your interests are, and what you value. You don’t need to focus on job titles or force yourself to match the role you’re applying for exactly.
And what if this position is not what you really want for your career, but you need a job? Then frame it honestly but leave it open-ended. After all, we never know what the future may hold.
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