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“Where do you see yourself in five years?” 

It’s such a cliché job interview question that it rarely gets asked anymore. But the question and its objective still provide value well beyond the job interview. Work is such a huge part of our lives, a potential source of great stress and greater satisfaction. We’re all so busy that putting in 40 hours can feel like a light week, and we’re so distracted by putting out fires every day that we don’t take a step back and look at the big picture. We don’t stop to ask ourselves, “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

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