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What is the most significant achievement you have on the horizon?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

When you show that you have goals and achievements on the horizon, you are letting the interviewer know that you put thought into your career and what you bring to your employer. Employees who do not have goals set just beyond their reach are typically disengaged and unmotivated. This achievement does not need to be complicated. It can be as simple as finishing a beautiful Powerpoint presentation, finishing work-related coursework, or reaching a sales target.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"This year I have been working towards my Masters' in Accounting while also working full time. This effort has been challenging and rewarding all at the same time. My graduation date is this May, so that is the most significant achievement on the horizon."

Admin
Answer example

"The most significant achievement on the horizon for me is the completion of my Advanced Excel and MS courses. I have learned a great deal, and have a few modules to go. I look forward to applying these new skills to this role with your company!"

Manager
Answer example

"There are a few accomplishments on the horizon for me. Next month will mark 12 months accident-free in the warehouse which I supervise. The end of this year will also mark the lowest employee turnover rate that my current company has seen in their entire history. I look forward to making big strides with your organization, as well."

Marketing
Answer example

"I have some great accomplishments on the horizon including the launch of my biggest clients' digital marketing strategy later this month. This account is the biggest that I have worked with, and it's a fascinating campaign. With that said, I look forward to joining your organization and working with large clients like this more often."

Retail
Answer example

"I am graduating with my business administration degree this month and will be ready for full-time work! I am excited to get my career started!"

Sales
Answer example

"On the horizon for me right now is finishing this quarter, top in my company. My sales goal for Q2 was $65,000, and I am currently at $98,000. I seek to tip the scales at over $100K in sales. I love competition so being top of the pack in my organization is very exciting to me."

Teacher
Answer example

"I am relocating at the moment so on the horizon for me, and a great accomplishment will be to land a wonderful teaching job at a school in our new region. I am excited about the change this season will bring myself and my family."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 08/10/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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