the next five years

If you have been part of an interview, this has to be a question that you have been asked. I remember the first time I was asked this question, and I was not prepared. “The next five years?” I would possibly be in a good role within the company was my answer. The answer I thought, had to match the expectations the interviewer was looking for. You had to be part of the company in the next five years. Why would they think of hiring you if you communicated that you had other life plans?

I was asked this question yesterday by a good friend. “You are single right now. Would you be happy the way life is, being single, in the next five years?”. I was back at the same place, the same situation. This time it was about life rather than work. Again, I was not sure how to answer that question. I am not sure what I said yesterday.

Being single has not something that has bothered me. It’s not that I am against relationships. Every relationship that I have been part of has been great. When I happen to bump into the right person the next time, I will give it my 100%. Like I did the last few times. I am grateful to have good friends, good family and good people around me. As long as I am healthy and happy, being single does not worry me much. Healthy and happy.

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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