Is there a balanced approach to the question: "Where do you see yourself in five years?"
At least one other reader has this question, and I'd like to put it to the community.
I've been saying that "I want to serve the best I can in the role in which I find myself, and if I do that, the career will take care of itself." I've given this answer in three interviews, and it is being well received.
I didn't major in accounting in college, yet five years later I got the education to sit for the CPA Exam, something I never planned on; the coursework fell in my lap.
Is there a balanced approach to this answer? I feel like if one says, "CFO", then you're seen as a threat. If one says,"The same thing i'm doing now", you're seen as a bum.