Saturday, September 12, 2009


For the past weeks, I've been occupied with a series of job interviews. And one thing I've noticed, I was always having a hard time answering this question:

How do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A lot of times that I was being asked by this question but I always paused for a while and think of what I have to say. The first words that I always said was:

That was a tough question.

I still manage to give an acceptable answer though, just so to please the interviewer. Haha. But honestly, it was a hard question for me. Simple as it may sound, but can you really say what you're going to be 10 years from now?

I don't know if some people might find it hard to answer that question too. Maybe I'm just the type of person who doesn't plan that much. It's not that I don't know what I want in my life, I just believe that we should better take care of what we have now than worrying too much of what might happened tomorrow.

Is life so predictable that we can easily say what we are going to be 10 years from now? Do we really need to plan that much in advance? If living is just like that then people's lives should be perfect then. But life is so unpredictable, just like the popular saying goes:

Life is like a box of chocolates,
you never know wh
at you're gonna get.

So better yet to live your life to the fullest now and the future will take care of itself...


  1. The purpose behind the question is to try and guage whether you are committed to working for the company that's interviewing you.

    Depending on the job you're going for, saying "Sitting where you are" is often quite a good answer that gets a smile and shows you have ambition.

    Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment on my blog, by the way :)

  2. i know where you're coming from kim.. it's about being suited to the work and all.. but the question just gave me something to really think about.. who really can say what you're going to be after 10 years?

    thanks for visiting my blog..

  3. I hate those future projection questions! Hope you get the job if you want it! Just passing through, saw you comment on my friend Rachel's blog and thought I'd check you out. :)

  4. so hard to predict the future, right? lol. thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. and yeah, i got the job, lucky me. thanks again.


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