Another success story where they were able not only to find a position within a month but got a higher level position than what they interviewed for, by using 30/60/90 Day Plan. Don't think that you don't need this...this is an experienced job seeker!
I wanted to thank you for your passion and expertise in assisting individuals in navigating the stormy employment waters; especially for the experienced job seekers out there. It did take longer then I expected but I stayed true to the process and received an outstanding offer yesterday that I accepted.
I had 8 interviews over 2 days; one of which was with the President of the division. I prepared from the beginning with researching the company, up-grading my resume, cover letter, interviewing questions, "Brag-Book" and yes my 30/60/90 day plan for success. The process took less then 1 month to offer. They were in the process of making an offer to another individual until they received my resume and cover letter. The President actually took me out for lunch and expressed his appreciation on how well I was prepared and actually told me they would be making me an offer! They started discussing money immediately which was outstanding when the offer came through it was almost 10% higher. I actually was offered a higher position then I interviewed for and will be a Director of Domestic and International Business Development.
A 90 Day Interview Plan is also known as a 90-Day Plan, a Business Plan, or a 30-60-90-Day Plan. Whatever you call it, the point is that it’s a plan—a plan for how you will attack your new job in the first 90 days of employment. Having a plan, or a strategy, in place helps you show your true value to a potential employer.
Why does a 90 Day Interview Plan give you a better interview?
Discussing your plan with the interviewer goes much deeper than standard interview questions and answers. It helps them “see” you in the job and shows them who you really are and what you can do to benefit their company. It’s one of the best interview tools to enhance your communication (which is what interviews are all about).
What’s in a 90 Day Interview Plan?
The easiest way to create a plan is to subdivide it into 3 sections:
First 30 Days – This usually consists of getting familiar with the company and all the details of your new job. You’ll meet your co-workers, counterparts, customers, and support departments. You’ll organize yourself and get situated before you can be effective in your job.
Second 30 Days (60 Days) – This is when you get more involved in the details…become more active, make evaluations of your actions so far, and get feedback.
Last 30 Days (90 Days) – By now, you should be on your own…implementing changes, beginning projects, generating ideas, going after new customers, etc.
Every plan should be customized for the job you’re interviewing for, and each section should be at least a page long. If you can do this on your own, that’s great. If you know you need help creating a job-winning 90 Day Interview Plan, get my proven 30-60-90-Day Plan with template, samples, and coaching. It will be the best move you can make before your next interview.
Buying a franchise is one of the quickest, safest ways to start your own business, but a franchise is not for everyone, particularly if you’re the type of person who likes to blaze your own trail.
For starters, to be successful with a franchise — that is to maximize your potential earnings — you must be prepared to follow the franchisor’s system, the time-tested method the company has for virtually every aspect of its operations, including staffing protocols, an advertising campaign and store build-out plans.
After working with dozens of franchisees over the years, I still see new franchisees decide they can cut corners, for example, by declining to hire enough people to cover the day-to-day responsibilities of meeting the needs of customers.
The owner may decide to save money by doing some of the work himself, for example, cleaning houses or caring for seniors. As a result the owner has less time to build the business, creating a steady and growing clientele to generate earnings. While that owner may save some upfront costs, he or she loses long-term earnings potential.
So how do you know if you are a good candidate for a franchise? Answer eight easy questions:
You likely have two specific networks in your life. The first of these networks is your In Real Life (IRL) network. The second is your Virtual social networks, unless you are not using social media.
Growing these individual networks and allowing them to organically overlap, where relevant and possible, can amplify your successes in life, career and business.
Whether in real life or on social media, consistently expanding your network will provide significant value. However, you can't ask people who don’t know you to connect. This is unacceptable and often will fail. So how do we grow our connections beyond the people we know today.
It’s really quite easy. Here are three ideas that work well:
Complimentary Guide - 10 Steps to Getting an Executive Job in Mere Weeks
Are you in an executive job search? Statistics say that you’ll spend one month in the job search for every $10,000 you earn. Do you have that kind of time? Of course not.
You can have your pick of executive positions if you are as strategic with your executive job search as you are with your executive job.
How? Let’s start with this:
Here are the 3 things that keep most executives from getting interviews:
1) Your cover letter, or opening message, isn’t strong enough to make them notice you and read your resume. How you present yourself in this initial contact has a big influence on their perception of you.
2) Your resume doesn’t represent you and your skills and experience like it should…it doesn’t sell you.
3) You are not pursuing opportunities effectively. This means that you are not finding enough opportunities, you are not positioning yourself advantageously for them, and you are not communicating with the right people about these positions. The #1 mistake job seekers make in pursuing opportunities is applying online. This doesn’t help you find enough positions, it doesn’t put you in the best place for them, and it doesn’t put you in front of the right people.
If you attack and solve these problems, you can get the interviews you need and the job you want.
Get an action plan for executive job search success by downloading and reading my free guide:
Being haphazard, random, inconsistent or un-focused with your time will not create success during your career transition. And we all know that you want to be successful while in career transition.
I get asked this question often, “Teddy, how much time should I spend searching for a job?” My answer is, “Don’t spend any time looking for a job. Spend 40+ hours a week doing the important stuff that will help you uncover your next great job.”
It’s important to know what you want to do first. Once you know this, break down your career transition work into five deliberate activities:
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill
One of the hardest things to deal with in your job search is rejection. Statistically, it takes a certain number of contacts before you get an interview, and a certain number of interviews before you get an offer. The number isn't as important as the idea that you are going to have to go through some 'no's before you get to the 'yes'. I hope this quote encourages you to keep going, and keep trying.
I also want to encourage you to make those statistics work for you, and here's what I mean: Most job seekers follow a pattern. They apply for a job, get excited about it, and go after it. When that falls through, they go on to the next one. What that does is simply prolong the time you'll be in the job search. What I encourage you to do is get through those 'no's as fast as you can, so you can get to the 'yes' that much faster.
For executive job interviews, demonstrating your ability to think strategically and plan for success is more critical than ever.
Here is a great success story that shows how a 30-60-90-Day Plan helped secure a COO position within weeks, at a higher salary than he had earned before--even after he was downsized as a Director!
For all you executive types who think your job search will take months, pay attention to this story and sign up for my free Executive Job Search webinar! It will cut months off your job search.
I came across your web site because I had to make a 30-60-90-Day Plan for a job interview here in Norway. I had never done one before and found your web page through a Google search.
I can tell you now that I killed the competition in the job interview with my plan using your templates and all the information that I was able to get through webinars, videos and the like.
The company I worked for downsized almost 50% of their staff and the last employees that were hired were the first ones that had to go. This is the first time in my life (I am 51) that I was out of work.
I had a Director position in that company and the loss of the job came as a shock.
I can tell you that with the help of your tools and templates, I was able to land a job as the COO of the Norwegian Branch of an insurance investment company based in London.
In my previous Director position I had an annual salary of about $160,000 before benefits. My new job now pays $200,000 and as soon as I bring in another $300,000 of new business they will raise my salary to $250,000!
Needless to say, your system of job searching and interviewing can help anyone in any position. Apparently anywhere in the world!
It only took me 2 months to find this job. I thought I was going to be out of work for at least 6 months. Thanks again for all your help!
Did you know that if your cover letter doesn’t say the right things, your resume could go straight into the trash? Save your resume with an interesting, powerful cover letter that makes them excited to find out more about you!
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If you hate writing cover letters, this free webinar is for you.
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Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
- Kyle Chandler
Often, we need an opportunity NOW--not sometime in the fuzzy future. So I want to encourage you not to wait for opportunity to knock, but go beat down that door and find the one you need.
If you are in a job search, the opportunity you need is finding the job that will be a good fit, and getting the interview for it.
Waiting for that opportunity to knock is waiting for the job listing to appear, so you can apply for it. Making that opportunity present itself by beating down the door is contacting hiring managers directly. Don't wait for the job to show up. Go find it. It's there. Over 70% of all jobs are unadvertised or unlisted at any given time. I encourage you to go beat down those doors to find them. Contact hiring managers (this would be your boss, or your boss's boss) and say, "Here I am, here's what I can do, can you use someone like me?"
If this feels difficult to do, get my Hidden Jobs Finder and use it. It will beat down those doors for you and find the opportunities you want and deserve.
I hope this statement is not news to anyone; “There are 100’s, if not 1000’s of people applying for the same jobs.” For the most part, these people have the same skills, experience and training you have. You have to be a unique candidate to get the job. So find a way to be unique.
Unique means you have to put a little more effort into your preparation, presentation and interview. Here are a few tips that can help you to stand out from every other job seeker: