This question is asked to understand whether the candidate would be in the organization for a long time or not. Also, to know what he aspires to become. Under this question, you could answer in a manner that shows your interests etc.
Long term goals:
"I respect how this company develops its employees, and I hope that in five years I'll be managing my own team and helping to expand my department. "
"I want to explore management training opportunities and also learn the finer points of this industry so I can eventually become a leader. "
"I hope to take an accounting class so I can learn more about the financial aspects of this industry and gain a better understanding of how the business as a whole works. Five years down the line I see myself as heading the finance department. "
Short term goals:
"My short term goal is to find a position where I can use the knowledge and strengths that I have. I want to partake in the growth and success of the company I work for. "
"I've learned the basics of marketing during my first two years. I want to take the next step by taking on challenging projects. My short term goal is to grow as a marketing analyst. "
"As a program manager, it's important to understand all areas of the project. Although I have the technical abilities to be successful in my job, I want to learn different software applications that might help in work efficiency. "
"My goal is to always perform at an exceptional level. However, a short term goal I have set for myself is to implement a process that increases work efficiency. "
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