90-Day Business Plan for Your Job Interview
A 90-Day Business Plan for your job interview is an outstanding tool to show the interviewer why you're the one they should hire--whether you're very experienced or just starting out in your field.
If you really want the job and you're facing some stiff competition, a 90-day business plan is what you need to get the offer.
Your next step is to find out what a 90-Day Business Plan is, what it does for you, and how to create one for your next job interview.
What is a 90-Day Business Plan?
A 90-Day Business Plan for interviews is simply a written document outlining what you will do as a new employee within the first 3 months on the job. Conceptually, this business plan is a lot like the business plans that small business owners and corporate CEOs use to attract investors. It identifies goals and the methods that will be used to reach them. No business owner could get an investor to take a risk on their business without this kind of plan. In job interviews, this plan performs the same function. It shows the hiring manager what your plans and goals are. It helps them see where you're going and how you'll get there, and makes it much easier for them to take a risk on you by hiring you. You are much more likely to get the job with a plan than without one.
What does a 90-Day Business Plan do for you?
It dramatically sets you apart from the other candidates in a very strong, positive way. It shows the hiring manager that you have:
- Initiative. You are already doing something that’s not required, but is tremendously helpful. They clearly see what they can look forward to if they hire you—an outstanding, take-charge, thoughtful, focused employee.
- Great planning skills. You are thinking and planning ahead, and know how to work. If you’ll do that for the interview, it’s a good bet that you’ll do that in the job.
- Great verbal and written communication skills. You can put together a clear, concise document and talk about it with the hiring manager.
- Done your homework. You took the time to get to know the company. When you can name specific things relating to the company in your document (types of clients, types or even names of competitors, top products, customer-relationship management systems, what their initiatives are or what their credo is) it presents you as a very desirable candidate who is interested in THIS job, not A job.
- A high chance for success. You’re already planning what you will do in the first 3 months (writing down goals means you're more likely to hit them). You know what’s going on, and what you’re getting into. You are taking the risk factor out of hiring you.
What should be included in your 90-Day Business Plan?
Your plan should be broken up into sections:
- The first 30 days should include getting to know the job and the company...whatever training you need, introducing yourself to co-workers, employees, customers, other departments, etc.
- The next 30 days (the 60-day section) are more focused on getting out on your own and into the swing of things and getting feedback on how you're doing so far.
- The last 30-days (the 90-day section) should be more focused on branching out into independent projects, contributing to team goals, or bringing in new business.
How can you create the best plan that will get you the job?
You can create a plan on your own....analyze the position, research the company, and decide what you must do to be successful. Be as specific as possible (for that company and that position) and write it down.
My plan has templates, samples, and coaching to guarantee you have a plan that will impress your potential new boss. This is the plan that's worked for thousands of people in a huge variety of jobs. (I even give you my top secrets for presenting your plan in the interview.)
Read more about it and get your plan here: 90-Day Business Plan.