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Stay-at-Home-Mom (18 Years) Gets Sales Job!

portrait of a strong business womanHave you been out of the work force for a while? This mom was home for 18 years, but she landed the job by "over-preparing" for her interviews and bringing a 30-60-90-Day Plan.

Peggy and Career Confidential,

Thank you for contributing to my success in closing the sale. In my first phone interview, I used many of your suggestions outlined in your "Interview Preparation Guide" and was OVER PREPARED for the call! Next, I used your template for a 30/60/90 Day Sales Plan and customized it in the in-person interview with the hiring manager.. she was so impressed that she told me that she was going to present it in her team sales meeting the next day!!!

For the third interview, I customized a PowerPoint presentation for the panel Mock CIO Sales call that I put together from the "Interview Preparation Guide" again. And finally, on the fourth interview over the phone with the Regional VP of Sales, he was so excited, he welcomed me to the team! Later that afternoon, the hiring manager sent me an email saying, "She just had to laugh, she didn't expect him to 'make the offer', but figured that she nailed it again!"

Peggy, I have been a stay at home Mom for 18 years after a successful 7 year sales career with IBM and have been searching for a job for 8 months!!

I am excited to begin my new career in sales next Monday! Thank you for your expertise and materials to provide the resources I needed to close the sale and get the job!

Regards,

DeAnne J.

DeAnne was able to go back to the same career she left 18 years before simply by learning how to interview very well (she used the Job Interview Prep Kit and the 30-60-90-Day Sales Plan).  Someone else might have given up after being out so long and coming back to the job market at her age (well over 40), but DeAnne brought her A game and got the job!  Way to go, DeAnne!

If DeAnne can do it, you can do it, too.  Get my free Job Interview Prep Kit and your own 30-60-90-Day Sales Plan today.

7 Ways a 30-60-90-Day Plan Gets You the Job

Handshake between businessman and businesswomanWhat is a 30-60-90-Day Plan?

A 30-60-90-day plan is a written outline of what you will do as an employee within the first 3 months of your new job.  It’s broken up into sections:  the first 30 days usually includes training and getting to know the company (customers/clients/products/services/procedures); the next 30 days are focused on getting out on your own and into the swing of things; and the last 30 days are often more about branching out, launching your own projects, or bringing in new business.

Creating an outline like this will set you apart from every other candidate for the job.  Job seekers who bring a 30-60-90-day plan see amazing results.

Why does it make a difference? Creating a 30/60/90-Day Plan shows several intangible but important qualities that they'll never be able to learn from your resume or interview answers:

 

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Finding a Job Fast Using a 30 / 60 / 90 Day Plan – Kindle Edition on Amazon

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Check out my ebook:  Finding a Job Fast Using a 30 / 60 / 90 Day Plan - Kindle Edition on Amazon!

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If you get interviews but not the job, this is the book for you.

I have been out of work for over a year...I have interviewed several times and I was fully qualified, but there were 30 other people as fully qualified, and I was missing something every time and never got the job. I went to an interview last week and took your 30-60-90 day plan...and it worked!!!!! He was so impressed with my plan that he not only hired me, he hired me as a general manager for all his stores, A 6 figure job. Much more than I was interviewing for.  - Pete Carr

This comprehensive book gives you the training to create a strategic plan for success in your first 3 months on the job. You'll learn:

* What a 30/60/90-Day Plan is and why it's so impressive to hiring managers

* What benefit it brings to you as a candidate in the interview

* What details your plan should include

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4 ‘WOW’ Factors to Help You Get the Job

Watch this video to see how 4 different job candidates did something special (that you could do, too) and got the offer. You've got to see it...these were some truly great ideas, and I know they will help you.

If you would like help or additional information on using these techniques to get the offer, click the links below:

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30-60-90-Day Plan: How to Create and Use It to Knock Their Socks Off in the Job Interview

Colorful striped socksWhat's your biggest job interview problem?

  • You don't have the perfect background or quite enough experience?
  • You don't stand out as the "wow" candidate?
  • You get lots of interviews, but no offers?

The easiest and best way to get past those very common obstacles is to write a 30-60-90-day plan and bring it to your interview--that's the straightforward, honest truth.  It works if you're a brand-new graduate and it works if you're a seasoned veteran of your career.

I've used it myself (and got 5 offers the last time I was in the job search) and I've had my candidates use it for years--because it gets them hired.

Once you use one of these plans, you will never go to another interview without one.  They're that good. We have a ton of information about 30-60-90-day plans on this blog you can use to write one, but here are two to start with:

Or, if you want to just cut to the chase and get it done (or even if you just need the confidence of an expert who's got your back), check out our 30-60-90-day plan samples and templates that come with all my tips and tricks for writing and presenting these plans to make you very comfortable using this tool in an interview:

  • 30-60-90-Day Action Plans for everyone else (people always ask if these plans are worth it if you're not in sales, but actually they're even more impressive outside of sales jobs)

These plans really do work.  You will communicate better and sell yourself for the job.

They give you an enormous boost over "you don't have enough experience."

They polish you so that you outshine every other candidate.

They get you job offers.

Create a 30-60-90-Day Plan for your next interview and you'll see what I mean.







Amazon Kindle eBooks for Your Job Search and Interviews

Check out Career Confidential's ebooks on Amazon's Kindle store to help you answer interview questions, prepare for your interviews, work with recruiters, find a job fast, ace your phone interview, and jumpstart your job search.  Click on the links below to see book descriptions and reviews.  Download them today!

 

 

  How To Answer Interview Questions

 

Can you explain why you're the person they need to hire? Employers ask you a hundred different interview questions... but what they really want to know is,
"Why should we hire you?" If you get interviews but you don't get the job, you have not explained that to them. This is the book that will show you how to use your answers to get the job.

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  How to Work With Recruiters Effectively

 

What's the most powerful place you can be in as a job seeker? The most powerful place you can be as a job seeker is having someone the company knows and trusts marketing you for the job--that someone is a recruiter. If you are in a job search now, or want to get better and better opportunities throughout your career, you need to understand how to leverage the considerable power of recruiters.

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  How to Ace Your Phone Interview

 

 This book is for YOU if you want to slam-dunk every phone interview and get invited to the face-to-face.  You will discover my best phone interview tips from 14 years of interviewing thousands of candidates (as a hiring manager and recruiter). This is your key to phone interview success!

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  Jumpstart Your Job Search

 

If you feel like your job search is stalled because you can’t get enough interviews, then this is the book for you!  It will jumpstart your job search and put you in the interview seat, so you can get a job fast.

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Finding a Job Fast, Using a 30 60 90 Day Plan

 

Finding a Job Fast, Using a 30/60/90-Day Plan brings you a dynamic new way to take control of your job search and prove to hiring managers that you have what it takes to join the team. Whether you have years of experience in your field or none at all, you can get the job offer you have been waiting for.

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 How Do You Prepare For an Interview?

 

Job interviews are more competitive than ever.  If you go to interviews but are not getting offers, someone else is out-preparing and out-performing you in the interview.  This book will turn YOU into the stand-out candidate who walks away with the job.

As a Bonus with the book, you also get a Free Downloadable Interview Prep Guide - Career Confidential's Job Interview Prep Kit will walk you through any professional or executive job interview preparation.

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Job Search: 7 Mistakes You Can’t Make

job hunt mistakesThere are 7 big job search mistakes you could be making that are keeping you from getting hired.

 

Mistake #1 - Continuing To Fiddle With Your Resume

I know…your resume is very important, and it needs to be ‘perfect.’  But...there comes a time when you need to stop fiddling, tweaking, or otherwise adjusting it and just send it.  Do what you can to make it as good as you can and let it go.  It needs to get you an interview, and it can’t do that if you don’t send it.

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Creating a 30 60 90 Day Plan

A 30 60 90 day plan is a simple idea with a powerful impact.  Basically, it's an outline of what you intend to do in your first 3 months on the job.

But it's also a goal-setting document that shows you understand the job and you know what it takes to be successful at it.  It covers everything from your training to your efforts to help grow the business.

Using a 30-60-90-day plan to show that you’ve done your homework, analyzed the position, and thoughtfully considered how you can best serve this particular company in this particular capacity is very impressive to a hiring manager. This kind of effort is the advantage you need that will set you apart from other candidates and get you hired.

Every job has a period where you’re learning the ropes, getting up to speed, and moving out on your own to make significant contributions to the organization. All a 30-60-90-day plan does is elaborate on that, and demonstrate what that will look like with you on the job.

How you put together your plan will vary by whatever industry or career area you’re in, but all jobs will have a basic structure you’ll follow when you start:

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30/60/90-Day Plan Example

To really shine in the interview, you want to blow the hiring manager away with your focus, energy, initiative and dedication right from the start.  The 30/60/90-day plan is the way to do that.

The first 30 days of your plan is usually focused on training–learning the company systems, products, and customers.  The next 30 days (the 60-day part) are focused more on getting rolling in your job…less training and more activity.  The last 30 days (the 90-day part) are the “getting settled” part, so this section should include things that take more initiative, such as handling projects on your own or going after new business.

Let me give you just a few examples of how this looks in 3 different areas…sales, management-level jobs, and technical jobs.

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30 60 90 Day Action Plan

get hired with a 30 60 90 day action planWhat’s the best way to highlight your experience, skills, or talents and compel the hiring manager to offer you the job?

Use a 30 60 90 Day Action Plan to answer the 4 most important questions on every hiring manager’s mind:

  • Do you understand the job?
  • Can you do the job?
  • WILL you do the job?
  • Will you pose a risk to my own continued employment?

One of a manager’s most critical tasks is to choose good employees.  Their own job success depends on choosing the right people to be on their team.  When you create a 30 60 90 day Action Plan, you answer all 4 of those critical questions and take the risk out of hiring you.

The 30 60 90 Day Action Plan is possibly THE most valuable tool for you as a job seeker.  I would never, ever go to an interview without it.

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90 Day Plan Template For New Job

90 day plan templateA 90 day action plan is key to your success in your new job, but it's vital that you create your 90 day plan template for your new job BEFORE your first interview, or you might not get the job.

First impressions count, so you want to meet your potential new employer with not just your “A” game, but with an “A+++” game.  Never treat the first interview as a get-to-know-you session.  They will weed you out and move forward with the serious candidate.  So don’t wait to “Wow” them.  Bringing a 90 day plan for your first interview will make you at least a 20%-30% stronger candidate, and you’ll have a much more successful interview.

Take the information you learn in your first interview, revamp your plan for the second interview, and you’ll knock every other candidate completely out of the running.

How to create a 90 day plan

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How to Make a 30 60 90 Day Plan

Even though you might understand how much stronger you would be in your job interview with a 30/60/90-day plan, you could run into a problem finding the information you need, as well as actually creating a plan. Not to worry...it's entirely possible to find everything you need and create a plan that will knock the socks off any hiring manager.

You just have to know where to look and what to look for in order to make a great 30 60 90 day plan.

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What does a 30 60 90 day plan look like?

30 60 90 day planA 30 60 90 day plan is a written outline of what you will do in your first 3 months on the job. It's a strategic set of action steps to help you reach your goal, which is to be successful in your new job.  What does a good 30 60 90 day plan look like?

30 60 90 day plans should be divided into segments--

  • Your first 30 days, which are usually focused on training and getting to know everyone (co-workers, other departments, customers, etc.)

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