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Does the Post Interview Follow Up Really Matter?

Erin-K-Post-Interview-Follow-UpYou’ve already spent your time writing an effective resume and have gone through the interview process with a potential employer. Determining the next step is critical to increase your chances of getting hired, but what is that next step? Some people simply wait by the phone or check their email repeatedly, waiting for word regarding whether they are invited for another interview or to accept an offer. In addition to writing resumes that get you hired, it’s important to evaluate whether a follow up is really necessary.
 

You Haven’t Heard Anything Regarding Your Application

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Skeptical about 30-60-90-Day Plans? Read This

reformed skepticIf you've heard of 30-60-90-day plans but never considered bringing them to a job interview, you are not alone.  Some job seekers hesitate to step outside of the norm and others simply believe they won't work.  If this is you, you are missing out.  Read Brian's comments below:

Peggy,

When I first heard about 30-60-90 day plans, I was at best skeptical. I thought that they came across as presumptuous, demonstrated a lack of flexibility, and opened the door for communicating a lack of understanding of the scope, politics, and operating climate in a new role. Several people had encouraged me to use them, but I refused.

But, after a few interviews failed to translate into offers, I revisited the idea. I purchased your package and quickly realized that the problem wasn't the plan itself, it was the WAY I was thinking about them.

To make a long story short, for my very next interview, I followed your plan and developed a 30-60-90 proposal that blew their socks off. After 6 months of searching, I got a great offer from a great organization!!

Thank you very much from a reformed 30-60-90 skeptic!!!

Brian Ellison

Find out more about my 30-60-90-Day Action Plan Template and Coaching, get yours and knock their socks off in your next interview!

 

Nurse Supervisor Gets Job Offer with 30-60-90-Day Plan

Nurse SupervisorAre you a nurse in search of a new job?  Look at Ramona's timeline of success with a 30-60-90-Day Plan:

She used our 30-60-90-Day Action Plan Template to put together her plan the evening before her interview.  She interviewed in the morning, and by that afternoon, received a job offer as a Nurse Supervisor in a home care agency.

Hello Peggy:

I thought that I'd drop you a line to let you know how the 30/60/90 day Action Plan worked for me. I bought your template and audio coaching yesterday afternoon and worked yesterday evening to put my action plan together. I had no time to lose. My second job interview was scheduled this morning. I brought my action plan in to my interview this morning and by this afternoon I received and accepted a job offer as a Nurse Supervisor in a well known home care agency.

Thank you for your guidance. The 30/60/90 Day Action Plan really works!

Ramona

30-60-90-Day Plans get job offers in all fields.  If you want the job offer in your next interview, get your 30-60-90-Day Plan today:

 

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan Nabs Offer in 24 Hours!

panel interviewIn job interviews, 30-60-90-day plans help you communicate your value so that you are the clear winner--and get the offer.

Hi Peggy,

I used the 30-60-90 day sales plan [in a panel interview] and blew away the interviewers so much they actually offered me the job within 24 hours. This was after initially telling me they had one more interviewee coming in the following week.

...When the panel got back together the next day they decided there was no need to have any more interviews. This was the one job I really wanted.

Thanks for all of your help.

Regards,

Mike

Mike's plan convinced an entire panel to give him the job he really wanted.

Are you about to interview for your dream job?  Get your 30-60-90-Day Plan now.  Never interview without it.

  • 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)

 

14 Job Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Job Interview Questions to AskIf you want to stand out from other candidates, and have an excellent interview that results in a job offer, you should ask questions.  I've put together a starting list of great questions to ask your interviewer.  Weave some of these questions into the conversation (don't ask them all at once) and you will have a fantastic job interview.

Questions That Give You Better Answers To Their Questions

 - What would an ideal candidate for this job look like?  

 - Tell me about your most successful employee.

 - What tasks will define success for this job?

 - What would sink an employee in this position?

What they say in response to these types of questions will tell you what they consider important.  This knowledge will help you deliver better, more tailored answers to their questions.

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5 Interview Prep Tips You Need Now

5 job interview prep tipsIf you want the job offer, you have to be just a little bit better than everyone else.  However, that doesn't mean that you necessarily have to be more qualified, more educated, or even more skilled.  Below are 5 tips that will help you beat out everyone else and get the job offer.

  1. Research the Company

The more you know about the company and the job, the better off you will be.  Start with the company website, and then go to Google.  Find their mission statement, values, products, marketing strategy, competitors, recent news, plans for growth, and so on--anything you can find to make you more informed about this company.

Then, check out the company's Facebook and LinkedIn page, as well as the social media pages of the executives and managers who currently work there.  Social media sites will give you different information about the company, and individual pages will fill you in on things like background and career path of their top execs.

If you haven't done this job before, consider arranging a job shadow to get a better grasp of the day-to-day details.

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Best Job Interview Answers

JIQAVideoWhat are the best job interview answers you can give in your next interview?  Find out from an experienced, successful interview coach in free videos!

We have gathered 50 of the toughest job interview questions that I have answered for you in a video format:

Job Interview Questions and Answers VIDEOS

The videos allow you to hear tone, inflection, and other subtleties that make a big difference in the quality of your answer.  Not everyone learns the same, so videos may be just what you need to develop the best job interview answers you've ever delivered.

99% of job seekers (more than 270,000) who have experienced these say that they improve their interview answers immediately.

You have to try this.

In total, there are 50 different videos--and, you get the first 5 answers free!  (See the first 5 interview questions and answers here.)

Click the link below to go to the page and check it out: 

Job Interview Questions and Answers Videos

 

 

How to prep your 30-60-90-day plan for the job interview (so that YOU get the offer)

JobOfferWhat'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 interviews, but no offers?

The easiest and best way to get past those very common issues 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.

Perfect Interview Answers Free Training Webinar

Did you know that employers are listening for certain words, phrases, and concepts in your interview answers? If you don’t say what they want to hear, you won’t get the job.

In this webinar, you will learn perfect interview answers you can adapt for any job in any field.

These answers are the “magic words” that will unlock job offers for you. You will learn:

  • Perfect answers for the 4 most common interview questions
  • How to make them want to offer you the job
  • How to relieve the hiring manager’s 4 secret fears about you
  • An interview technique that will make them beg to hire you

Don’t go to another interview without this information!

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Practice Interview Questions

JIQAVideoThe better your interview answers are, the more likely you'll get the offer.  To make that happen, practice your interview questions and answers.

We've developed a ridiculously easy way for you to do this:

Job Interview Questions and Answers VIDEOS

Videos give you something written answers don't:  tone, inflection, and other subtleties that make a big difference in the quality of your answer.  Not everyone learns the same, so videos may be just what you need to develop perfect interview answers.

99% of the job seekers (more than 270,000) who have experienced these say that they improve their interview answers immediately.

You have to try this.

In total, there are 50 different videos--and, you get the first 5 answers free!  (See the first 5 interview questions and answers here.)

Click the link below to go to the page and check it out: 

Job Interview Questions and Answers Videos

 

 

Sales Job Interviews - 4 Ways To Be Impressive and Get the Offer

Interviewing for a sales job? Watch the video to see 4 ways you can be super-impressive, stand out in your interview, and get the job offer.

This video will show you how some of my candidates have taken this advice and run with it...these are real-world examples of how candidates used these techniques in their job interviews and got fantastic job offers as a result. You've got to see it...these were some truly great ideas, and I know they will help you.

Click the links below for more information on how to use these tips in your own interview:

Job Search Videos Help Engineer Get Job in Australia

Sydney-Opera-HouseI wanted to share with you this email I received from an Engineer in Australia.  It shows how much interview prep matters, especially when you're looking for a job in a different field, in another country!

Hi Peggy,

I am a new migrant in Australia and my field of expertise is Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Since I landed here, I was seriously looking for a role in my field and came across a Service Engineer role with a leading medical company in Sydney. As part of my research for my interview, I watched almost all your videos posted in YouTube and guess what?  Some of the questions asked to me were exactly as the ones in the videos. Because I managed to use your advice and examples you provided, I have been successful in securing the job.

Thank you so much for your time and effort you put into making those videos and providing brilliant examples. You have done all job seekers a great favor and I wish you all the very best for your future work. I have already started advertising your website and the video links on YouTube to help others.

Thank you again from the bottom of heart. Securing a job for me in Sydney was really a challenge but you made it possible for me.

Kind regards,

Ougesh

Here are two sites with excellent videos to help you succeed in your job search and interviews:

Career Confidential You Tube Videos

Job Search Question and Answer Videos

 

Top 100 Things NOT To Say In a Job Interview

I had to post this Scooter Magruder video for you.  It made me laugh and I hope you like it, too.

If you need to know what TO say in a job interview...

Go Here: How to Answer Interview Questions Blog Series

Here: How to Answer Interview Questions Free Webinar

Or Here: Job Interview Questions and Answers Video Series

 

90-Day Plan Helped New Grad Pharmacist Get Senior Title Pharmacy Job

Hispanic Graduate30-60-90-Day Plans absolutely help new graduates get a leg up in the job search race.  It's tough to get a job with no experience, but a 90-day plan shows that you can do the job even without it.

Jorge got a job usually reserved for pharmacists who complete a 2-year fellowship.  Congratulations, Jorge!

Dear Peggy,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your services (interview prep documents, videos, webinars, [Hidden] Jobs Finder, and 90-day plan). With your help I was able to secure a job in the pharmaceutical industry straight out of pharmacy school. Your 90-day plan outline helped me impress the company so much that I was given a promotion to a senior title, which is usually for pharmacists who complete a 2-year industry fellowship. Thank you for helping me get the job of my dreams.

Warm regards,

Jorge, PharmD

This is the 90-Day Plan Jorge mentions:   30-60-90-Day Action Plan

We also offer:

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan

30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives

 

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executive Jobs

30-60-90-Executives - CopyExecutive Job Seekers: One interview tool can make sure you get a strong offer and give you the blueprint to success in your new role. This strategy gets C-Level, President, VP, and Director job offers fast—so you save months of time and thousands of dollars, and don’t miss out on a plum job.

 * See More About the 30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives

Imagine you were interviewing 2 candidates…one answers questions well, and the other answers questions well AND has a plan that shows you exactly how they would approach the job, so you have a substantial, in-depth discussion about it. Which one would you hire? You’d hire the one with the plan, of course.

Having a plan means that you can prove your fit for the job. It shows who you are and what you can do. It allows you to communicate at a much deeper level about this job and demonstrates your knowledge, drive, work ethic, and commitment to success.

Having an in-depth plan to discuss in your interview also means that you avoid the 3 biggest reasons executives fail in the first 18 months:

(1) Difficulty in establishing credibility;

(2) Inheriting a crisis without a plan for solving it; and

(3) Undefined performance metrics.

Discussing these things with a plan in your interview gives you a blueprint to success in your new role.

Starting from scratch, creating a substantial plan requires significant research and thought, as well as a considerable number of hours. Not only do you have to research the company, you have to evaluate all the different tasks, actions, and priorities to determine which ones will be the most impressive and move you furthest toward success. This can take days, or even weeks.

The 30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives has ALL of the tested, proven tips and insights you need to quickly create a professional, strategic, powerful plan that will give you the best interview of your life—and the job offer.

The 30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives includes:

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