Creating a 30-60-90 Day Plan to Secure the Job

To perform exceptionally well in the interview process, job seekers have to do both the expected and unexpected. One way to do the unexpected in the final stages of the interview process, especially for a job seeker at the manager level and above, is to craft a 30-60-90 Day Plan. The first 90 days on a new job often determines whether or not the employee gets the opportunity to remain with the organization. If you have taken the time to create a 30-60-90 Day Plan, when hired, you hit the ground running because you are prepared to do the job.

So what’s a 30-60-90 Day Plan? A 30-60-90 Day Plan is a written outline of your strategy, and the plans you have for the first three months on the job. It’s one of the most powerful tools you can bring to the final stages of the employment interview process. It can be a PowerPoint presentation or paper-based. During an employment interview, a hiring manager is looking for responses to the following basic questions:

 

  1. Do you understand what the job entails?
  2. Can you perform the job?
  3. Will you perform the job?

When you prepare an effective 30-60-90 Day Plan for your employment interview, you answer all of the questions above. It demonstrates to the hiring manager that you are driven, have a strong work ethic, are committed to success on the job; and you also demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively perform in the role. Your Plan also reassures the hiring manager that you are a safe hire.

Tips for Creating an Effective 30-60-90 Day Plan

 

Your plan is a conversation tool, so when the hiring manager asks the first question that your plan addresses, that’s the perfect opportunity to discuss your 30-60-90 Day Plan with the hiring manager. By going through the process of creating a 30-60-90 Day Plan, you unearth detailed information about the company, which enables you to appear knowledgeable and confident in the interview.

 

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Sandra says:

Concise and enough specifics to start your own plan.

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