- Emily Durham, 27, offered strategies for answering the common interview question
- “We need to refine the system,” emphasized the Toronto-based recruiter.
- Don’t imply that you wouldn’t want to work at the company in five years, she said.
A recruiter explained how to answer a common interview question: the one that asks a potential employee to explain where they see themselves in five years.
Emily Durhum, 27, a Toronto-based recruiter with more than 500,000 followers on TikTok, used the platform to reveal patterns for how candidates should — and shouldn’t — respond: “Where do you see yourself in five years ?
“Coming from a recruiter who knows her,” Emily began with a smile.
‘Honesty is the best policy. But the system needs to be refined.
Recruiter Emily Durhum, 27, took to TikTok to reveal patterns for how job interview candidates should – and shouldn’t – answer “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
The Toronto-based recruiter has more than 500,000 followers on TikTok
‘So you don’t I want to give an answer that basically says, “I don’t want to work here in five years.” »
For those who “really want to stay” in the industry they’re already in, she explained, “Here’s your answer: ‘While I’m not entirely sure I know exactly where I’ll be in five years, I know that I am deeply passionate about marketing and love the idea of continuing to grow at a company like Google.”‘
She also advised on how to answer the question if “you’re so sure” that you don’t want to work with this company.
If you don’t want an offer, Emily suggested your response be something like: “While I’m not entirely sure where I’ll end up in five years, I’m very passionate about the idea to continue to learn and grow. and I really see an incredible opportunity for me to do that here.
“Whether I stay in this industry or grow within the company in other capacities, I am excited to continue this journey.”
Among other topics covered in her recent popular articles, Emily discussed how dealing with a coworker who “takes credit for your work.”
“What I want you to do is lead with empathy and play borderline stupid,” Emily advised, adding that “assume they don’t mean anything bad” by gently confronting them about the issue.
She also offered a snippet of advice by suggesting a “question” to ask “at the end of every career conversation” in order to “change careers”.
“Is there anyone in your network that you would be comfortable connecting me with so that I can continue to learn and grow?” » she offered, explaining that this request could prove essential for developing a professional network.
Emily is far from the only career expert to take to TikTok to share tips and tricks for navigating professional life.
Earlier this year, a woman who works in technology sales hailed herself as a “genius” for coming up with the idea to ask potential employers what they would most like to know about her during the interview.