Where Do You See Yourself in Ten Years from Now?


Nice students in the libraryTen years from now… That is a long time. One can be alive, one can be dead. One can be single and one can be married. Many things can happen in ten years, and it is foolish to believe that we will be exactly where we want to be in ten years time.

However, interviewers follow a clear goal with their question:

  • They want to assess your trustworthiness in an interview (if your answer corresponds with answers you gave to other questions.)
  • They want to see if you plan to be employed in the field of your study, or progress with your career at the college.
  • They want to somehow distinguish if you really want to study, or if you just follow the dreams of you parents.


One needs to know where he wants to be

To study at the University is not easy. On the top of that, it takes five or even seven years of your life. That is not a little time, believe me. Therefor you need to know why you want to study, and what you want to do afterwards.

There are three good paths for your answer:


  1. Mentioning specific occupation you want to have, related to the subject of your study.
  2. Saying that you would love to be still at school, as a post graduate.
  3. Saying you would love to have a business, or consultancy, related to the field of study.

All of these answers will satisfy the interviewers and create good position for you in the interview.


In ten years from now, I would like to work as a project manager in a big IT company, for example IBM or HP. I believe that with a right education and attitude I can make my dream come true.

I would like to be at this college in ten years time. I would love to continue my studies as postgraduate and research in field of time rows analysis.

I see myself as a successful tax consultant in ten years time. Your school has many practical subjects and if I get a chance to study here, and get a diploma, and invest my free time into courses and further study, I believe I can become a tax expert in ten years and time and help businesses to find legal ways of reducing their taxes.

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