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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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chlopiecWhether you live and work in Poland or in Western Europe, if you are unemployed these days, you better start working hard on finding your next job. It does not matter that you are a Senior, experienced manager, it will take time, efforts and energy. The market is not in favor of candidates any more, I’m seeing it both in my outplacement and executive search activities.
You will have to launch in a structured, demanding and probably long networking campaign. The good news is that, since it is the only way to control the next step in your professional destiny, you can aim high.
The American author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it”. That is so very true.
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