RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews

Subject: RE: Conducting Telephone Interviews
From: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: Stuart Burnfield <sburnf -at- au1 -dot- ibm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 10:51:06 -0400

Stuart Burnfield wrote on 05/21/2006 11:43:58 PM:

> linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com wrote on 17/05/2006 08:12:57 PM:
> > As for the answer to "where do you see yourself in 5 years" -- I've
> > actually said that at interviews a time or two, and not gotten the
> > associated job.
> This might be one of the nice things about going for contract jobs as
> opposed to so-called 'permanent' positions. Interviewers really couldn't
> care less whether you want to be Bill Gates, or Donald Trump, or Bruce
> Springsteen, or Dan Brown, or anyone else in five years time.
> Stuart
> ps. Actually, it might be interesting to ask back, "Where do you see
> organisation in 5 years?"

Pardon the late response--I've been away from my work e-mail the last
couple of days.

(1) Asking where the organization could be in 5 years isn't a bad response
to the question; I think I may use it!
(2) My original answer may be ideal for a contractor, but I don't want to
be a contractor. I want to be an employee. From the suggestions given in
this thread, it seems to me that the more elaborate answer may work quite
well, and I think I'll use it from now on.

Lin Sims
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