Aug 11, 2018 - 06:38 AM
• Where you see yourself in a few years based on your success as an employee
• Your personal determination to succeed professionally, especially in the position you are applying for
• Reasonable goals you want to complete to meet your long-term aspirations
As you talk about your long-term career goals in an interview, the main thing to remember is that you need to balance realism with your ambition. Try to emphasize how working towards these goals can make you a valuable employee overall.
You should also refrain from being too vague as you answer this question or state that your success is dependent on how well the company does. Additionally, you should never say that for most people, they're never able to complete their long-term career goals.
Dec 18, 2018 - 02:09 PM
You might not be sure where you want to be in the next 15 years, or even the next five years—many of us don’t! The career journey is that – a journey. Even the best-laid plans can sometimes go awry, and not always in a bad way. When asked about your long-term career goals, begin by sharing with the interviewer some information about what you’ve already achieved in your career, and then note a few things you’d eventually like to achieve. Avoid discussing things that are vague or that would be perceived as unlikely (“My long-term career goal is to sail around the world in 60 days.”).
Since you are trying to win a particular job in a particular field, tie your answer to both the job and the field. Your answer must demonstrate a deep interest in both the company and the position. Be sure to talk about the value you will offer as a committed and dedicated resource to the company’s long-term goals.