The interviewer would like to know what your long-term goals are. This is where it is essential to have completed some research on the interviewing company. Be sure to envision where you can see yourself fitting, and growing, with the organization before your interview. Do some research on what a career path could look like with this particular company. You tie in your short-term goals as well, which will show added insight.
"My short-term career goal is to complete additional training in project management. I'd also love to obtain my PMP in the future. As a QC Inspector, I would like to see my leadership responsibilities increase as well."
Entry Level answer example
"As a recent graduate of my QC program, I first would like to earn a role with a growing organization who welcomes the opportunity to mentor new Quality Control Inspectors. My long-term focus is on growing my career with this organization, and earning my way into a leadership position over the next five years."
Experienced answer example
"My primary goal in my Quality Control career is to become an expert in CAD and CAM. I take additional coursework on these topics regularly and do spend some time teaching newer inspectors on the programs."