Having goals shows interviewers you care, are ambitious, and can think ahead.
Having a plan for how you’ll achieve your goals demonstrates your self-motivation as well as organizational and time management skills.
Finally, the fact that you’ve accomplished past goals you’ve set for yourself is proof of your ability to follow through. Altogether, these are indications that you can not only set and achieve goals of your own, but also help your prospective boss, team, and company do the same.
To craft your answer, make sure you focus on one or two goals in detail,
- explain why the goals are meaningful,
- communicate what milestones are coming up,
- highlight past successes, and
- connect back to this job.