Where do you see yourself in five years?
There’s really no right answer to this question, but the interviewer wants to know that you’re ambitious, career-oriented, and committed to a future with the company. So instead of sharing your dream for early retirement, or trying to be funny, give them an answer that illustrates your drive and commitment.
Good answer: “In five years I’d like to have an even better understanding of fire and rescue. I see myself in a position of professional ability where the City, and the citizens…our customers…are realizing the positive benefits of the trust and investment placed upon me as a City of Phoenix firefighter. Ultimately, I’d like to be in a command position, but first I must be the finest firefighter I can be for the all of Phoenix FD’s customers.”