Recently a friend interviewing at a strategy consulting firm was not given an offer because her answer to the question: "How would you like to develop yourself?" was not good enough. This got me wondering what would be my own answer to that question.
I have prepared an answer formulating the soft skills and hard skills that I would want to pick up when working somewhere, and why I think they're important for me personally. However, I don't know if this is what the interviewers/recruiters want to hear.
The question How to handle the "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" question may be similar, but I'm specifically interested in what the recruiters expect to hear when they ask how the candidates want to develop themselves. I get the sense that the "5 years question" is more about ambition, whereas the "develop yourself" question is more about how you'd want to realize personal growth.