What is the right answer to "Where do you see yourself in five years?" - page 2

I have an idea of where I see myself in five years, but also, I have been involved in experiences that I weren't my initial interest and found out I had a passion for them. Therefore I am pretty... Read More

  1. Visit  *4!#6 profile page
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    So here is what I came up with. This is my dream job I am interviewing for!:

    My goals for five years would be:
    -To become an expert in the field I am working in
    -To remain at the facility I am interviewing for
    -To become an efficient, effective, and outstanding nurse
    -To be able to go "above and beyond" routine nursing care and make a difference for my patients
    -To be in at a point in my development that I can teach others about what I am doing
    -To be a preceptor/mentor to newer nurses (I love teaching and this is my ultimate goal!)
    -To be able to manage a charge nurse role every so often
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  3. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from sagremus
    So here is what I came up with. This is my dream job I am interviewing for!:

    My goals for five years would be:
    -To become an expert in the field I am working in
    -To remain at the facility I am interviewing for
    -To become an efficient, effective, and outstanding nurse
    -To be able to go "above and beyond" routine nursing care and make a difference for my patients
    -To be in at a point in my development that I can teach others about what I am doing
    -To be a preceptor/mentor to newer nurses (I love teaching and this is my ultimate goal!)
    -To be able to manage a charge nurse role every so often
    I think you're answering a different question than is usually asked. "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" is not the same as "what are your 5 year professional goals?"
  4. Visit  SHGR profile page
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    Quote from KelRN215
    I think you're answering a different question than is usually asked. "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" is not the same as "what are your 5 year professional goals?"
    To the interviewer, they may be the same thing. They don't want to hear you say you are going to be an awesome guitar player or raising circus ponies, although that may be true on your days off.
  5. Visit  Gem0607 profile page
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    I think they are one in the same as well.
  6. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
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    I've formulated an answer with Benner's Novice to Expert theory baked in. I will basically mention the theory says it takes about 5 years for a novice nurse to become an expert in their specialty, and that is what I want to be. In those 5 years I hope to become an expert in my field with more experience, and certification. This is the truth of course. It's more true if I were to get into my chosen area off the bat, maybe not so much if I don't.
  7. Visit  Pat2012 profile page
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    I just had this question today! I said that I would expect to remain at this job because it's the area I love working in... which is the truth. So, I hope that they liked it... x_x


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