O is for … What were your OBJECTIVES for last year? Were they achieved?
You may either be asked about past goals and objectives OR future goals and objectives. Prepare for both scenarios.
The interviewer is trying to assess your motivation and your professional successes.
If you use a Career Development Goals Notebook this question should be straightforward from a personal professional perspective. But where you may not be so clear is where you are acting to achieve Objectives and Goals on behalf of the company or the team you work for- not just yourself.
Take some time to think about your company/teams objectives or goals in the last year and whether you achieved them.
Using your career journal will help you find inspiration for Interview Questions and help you prepare, practice and review your answers. This can be a great technique which is why I have chosen to use the A to Z of Interview Questions Posts as Journal Prompts. If you don’t already have a career journal this is the perfect excuse to get started.