One of the most dreaded interview questions has to be “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” I always wanted to crawl under the chair when they asked that. What’s the right answer? “Anywhere but here?” Probably too snarky. “A leading contributor to my field and a valued asset to this organization?” Sounds like a textbook answer. And so on.
At the same time, it’s probably a question worth asking yourself – especially if that first response is the one that springs to mind.
If you’re a musician in a church job, are you where you want to be in five years? If you want to stay, how do you want your music and your choir to sound? If you want to move, where would you go? Or would you rather do something else? Or add another string to your musical bow – arranging, composing, solo performing?
I’m not saying what anyone should do. I’m just suggesting the question.