Win Your Job Interview with a 30-60-90 Day Plan

You’ve been invited back for your second or third interview and you want to really “Wow” them. You want them to know how truly interested you are in the company – and the company!

Can creating a 30-60-90 Day plan seal the deal?

What is a 30-60-90 Day Plan?

A 30-60-90 day plan is a written document explaining how you will transition and excel and provide value to your future employer within those time frames.

  • The 30 day section of your plan is usually about how you will learn the company’s systems, procedures, people, customers/clients and overall culture.
  • The 60 day section of your plan can outline how you plan to continue to assess the company, and begin to use your strengths.
  • The 90 day section of your plan shows how you will take what you’ve learned and begin to put it into action. How will you meet some of the goals stated in the job description?

There are some really great ideas over on The Medical Sales Recruiter’s blog, “Use a 30-60-90 day plan…

I know, you aren’t in medical sales, however, these ideas carry over to all positions in all industries – and we are all in sales today. Look for ways you can apply Peggy McKee’s recommendations to your job search!

I Can’t Answer These Questions

Perhaps another reason to think about creating a plan is that it will make you a better interviewer. You’ll be prepared well advance, and you’ll be ready for the harder questions like “Why should we hire you?”

Besides, before you start a new job, don’t you want to plan or at least think about what your first 90 days on the job will look like?

Will Presenting this Plan Really Make a Difference?

Using this plan demonstrates to the interviewer that you are serious about this job at this company. It shows you have initiative and you know how to organize your goals. It is also shows that you know how to transition into a new job. What more could you, or the interviewer, ask for?

Bonus Value: Using the 30-60-90 Day Plan

Other than the interview, there are many other benefits of creating a 30-60-90 day plan:

  • Building the plan just may tell you: is the right company, and job, for me?
  • Am I really excited about this company’s prospects? Can I really help?
  • Maybe you’ll decide to bring it to Day One of your job to share with your new boss
  • Perhaps it will help when it comes to self-evaluate your performance, or even in the performance review by HR?

Are you ready to try something different? Are you ready to try the 30-60-90 day plan at your next interview? Let us know in the comments below!


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HannahAbout the Author: Hannah Morgan is a career sherpa, guiding new job seekers through the treacherous terrain of job search. If you are looking for no-nonsense advice, check out her site Career Sherpa, and follow Hannah on Twitter for the latest job search news and trends!



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