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In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?

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What goals did your most recent manager set for you? What goals did you set for yourself? Think about conversations you had as well as performance reviews where goals may have been set. Be sure to include department goals as well. When asked this question be prepared to discuss 3-5 long and/or short-term goals. Mention the goal as well as the timeline you had to achieve the goal. Then, be sure to mention how successful you were in meeting each goal! The interviewer wants to hear that you are a go-getter and achieve the goals set before you.

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In your current or former position, what were your long and short term goals?
Short term goals are to be able to handle all my tasks effectively as an accounting clerk asap. Learn new things and reach middle level of accountant within one or two years. long term goal is to be able to do financial and accounting analysis hopefully.
What percentage of your time is spent doing each function.
Long position, build a career stable. Short term pass the exams.
My short goal was to keep everything up to date . Long goal was to achieve more knowledge in accounts.
To get more more experience in accounting. To learn a new set of skills and to get a higher position in your industry.
I am intended to secure a relevant job in accounting and finance as my first job.
Long term goals to become an expert in the accounting field short term goal to develop and acquire new accounting skills.
My short goal is to become a star in my field and a respected employee. My long term goal is to become a successful accountant within the same company.
My short terms goals are getting monthly duties done properly and on time. When you are looking over 32 technicians you have to stay on top of monthly goals. In long term we strive to keep out stop percentage down and our customers happy.
My long term goal is to know every aspect and know how to do everything from the accountig department, for example, right now I am being trained to cover the operational manager position. Short goal is to continue to learn new and fastest way to do my job. Tackle problems faster and easier.
To find job that I love that offers a great compensation package.
Why do you believe you are qualified for this Assistant Branch Manager position?
My long terms are to develop my carrer, my short goals are to get a demanding job.
Long term working to get a 100 on Health Inspection and short term increase lunch participation.
My long term goals was to be an accountant, get a CPA, and possibly get another degree in accounting.
Long term goals were to able to to.
My short term goal were achieving my weekly sales. My long term goals was achieving quarterly goals.
My long term goals to contribute help and support to my company. My short term goal is to finish my on time.
My experience in my current position is to learn as much as I possibly can, and ask as many questions as possible in order to develop and grow.
To do my best to do a good job I am given to do (these a both my short term and long term goal)
My short term goals were to develop confidence in the position so that I could make certain decisions without relying too much on my supervisor, I also wanted to learn more so that I could grow. As for my long term goals it was to achieve my short term goals because I find that long term goals are easier to be achieved if broken into short term goals.
My long term goal was become full time employee and was complete a audit.
In my current position short term goals are keeping and maintaining records of daily sales, stock, purchase and routine journal entries and long term goals are achieving annual sales target, preparation of annual accounts.
Long term goals is to be an accountant, short term is to become a business professional well rounded.
My long term goals was to become full time employee and to complete audit.
My long term goals were to grow with the company and pursue other areas of employment that interested me and can help me become well rounded.
My long term goal is to become permanent in work and my short term goal is to pass my board exam.
My short term goal was to be cross trained in all areas of customer service, to include billing, solar, and meter. The longer term goal was to continue my education to move up to the accounting department.
To make my office number 1 in the state for overall performance. This meant we had to meet or exceed all targets.
Complete month end work on time.
My short term goal is to have a job which I can enhance skills and my long term goal is to be in respectable position in a organization.
My long term goals were to stay within the firm for a long relationship and short term goals were to reach a high amount of occupation.
My short term goal was just to attach as many delinquent customer accounts from 30-60 days so to prevent perpetuating the cycle and adding to the 90-181 day bucket. Once I had that under my belt I than go for the older accounts in which required more time reconciling and resolving old issues.
Short terms goals were to do complete and exceed all of my current requirements in order to obtain exemplary performance reviews. Long term goals include obtaining my Mba and becoming a leader in higher education or other related business field.
My short term goals it's to be successful in anything am doing.. Maybe starting a small business.. My long term goals is to be a successful business woman . Which take planing.
To give the best of my service and execellence performance.
I want a permanent position for stability where I can learn and grow and ten my long term goals are to prgress witn the company.
My short term goal was to gain experience in my chosen career as an accountant. In the long term I aspired to achieve my cga designation wich I am working on at the moment.
I do, as it provides an insight to how well I can manage myb time in order to get the job done.
My short term goal was to be the best at what I do meet deadline and make the firm more money. My long term goal was to expand my responsibility to handle large clientele and have a small team of trainees that I can mentor.
My long goals was to understand and perform public financial managemnt act and my short goal was to understant asset management.
My short-term goal is to find a position that will put me with a forward-moving company with solid performance and future projections. As apart of a team, I want to add value and continue to grow the company. My long-term goal will depend on where the company goes. My plan is to move into a postion of responsibility where I can lead a team.
My short term goals were to carry out my duties correctly. My long term goals were to get experience and be great at my job.
My long term goal is to be a professional accountant and my short term goal is to be good at work.
My short term goal is to get a job in reputed company where I can utilize my skills and improve my career path. My long term goal is to be in respectable position in that organization.
In my current position my long term goals are to expand and grow within the company and to learn more. Short term goal are to become permanent within the company.
Short term goals are to success and strengthen my skills in the position I am working at and doing this my long term goal would to be to advancement within the corporate.
My long term goal is to attain the work experience in work field and short term goal is to perform the task with due attention.
To give back to the company and enhance myself during this time.
Long Term - Expand knowledge about all the departments within the company Short Term - Learn about details of the Landfill Gatehouse and to escalate among the company.
A short term goal was to learn something new everyday. A long term goal was to run equipment on the family farm.
My long term goal is to be a better and good employee and become successful and my short term goal is to give a my full effort to the company.
My short term goals is to learn new sets of skills and gain skills in leadership and teambuilding.
Long Term Goal is to get my CPA within the new 5 years. Short Term Goals is to find a job in my field.
I am an accounting student and I think bookkeeping is a stepping stone in preparing me to the world or industry of accounting.
My short term goal is to be recognised as an asset to the team and to be familiar with the functions of the other accounting cycle. My long term goal is to be a qualified accountant.
My long term goals were to attain the experience in the work field and create strong network and my short term goals were get my things work done.

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