If the interviewer asks you any general questions about goals, try to focus your answer on something career-oriented. You can incorporate a personal twist but always bring it back to your career goals. Achieving your goal could teach you a new skill and give you valuable experience. Demonstrate that you are proactive and willing to take action to reach your goals.
"My goal is to become a licensed social worker. I'm excited about this social work assistant job because it will give me more experience in the field while allowing me to earn my professional certification at the same time."
"One of my goals has been to secure employment with a company that offers tuition reimbursement and encourages continued education for their employees. I would like to complete my administration degree through evening and weekend courses while working full time. I am currently saving up for my first semester. I believe that this position will help me to get there and I will be a more skilled employee in the long term, because of it!"
"I have a goal of being a department manager with your organization in 5 years. I am working toward that goal by taking leadership workshops and shadowing the actions of leaders in my industry."
"My most significant career goal is to be a marketing director one day. I know this requires a great deal of education and experience. To help prepare me, I follow many marketing influencers, read their blogs on a regular basis, and read every marketing focused book I can get my hands on."
"One of my goals is to publish a fashion related look-book that I have been sketching. It's a quirky hobby of mine; however, the research involved has also helped with my creativity when planning outfits for my regular customer base. I have been sending in submissions to small publishers and utilizing their feedback to make my future book even better."
"My biggest goal is to win President's Club in my first year of employment at your company, and win that coveted trip to Mexico! I have never been on an all-inclusive vacation, and considering my student loans, likely won't be for a while! This way, I can earn my way into a vacation while benefitting my employer at the same time. I have already started to take some sales based training through Udemy on topics such as cold calling, and closing the sale."
"I am currently writing a children's play that I would love to put on one day when I gain successful full-time employment as an elementary school teacher. I have a solid musical background and have already composed a few songs to go along with the storyline!"
"I want to go to graduate school to become a licensed social worker. I'm excited about this job because it will give me more experience in the field. I am also volunteering at a children's shelter. I think that the more experience I can get in the field, the closer I am getting to achieving my goal."