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futureI very often ask during interviews: “If you had the chance to decide of it, what would you be doing in 5 years from now?” Or something very similar aimed at the not-so-near future.
It’s not because I lack imagination and I so much love classic ‘naïve’ interview questions.
I’m not asking you to predict the future. And I certainly won’t seek you out 5 years from now to see whether you followed your plan.
But your answer will tell me a lot about you.

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pictureIt was not your fault. It came as a shock. It is somewhat a betrayal… One day you were working in your company, had been for quite some time in fact; and the next you are out.
When companies ‘kick people out’, the employees who are the victims of these moves often suffer from a storm of feelings… and must keep these to themselves during interviews.
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picEverything has gone according to the plan: you met your future boss and all stakeholders of your targeted company. The meetings went well because you were prepared: you proved you could bring them value, you have noticed during the discussions they were interested in you and you gently nudged them in projecting themselves in a future with you in it.
That’s the past. What can you do afterwards so they finally cross the bridge and offer you the job?
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