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.
A 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.
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.
A 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?
I wanted to share with you this great email I got from Mike Wenning about the Kansas City Chiefs Football Coach, Andy Reid. It's a fantastic illustration of the power of good, thorough, strategic job interview prep. Thanks, Mike!
I'm sure you're going to find the following as coming straight out of left field but.....earlier today, I was reading an article on the Kansas City Chiefs Head Football Coach, Andy Reid which was written by Peter King of Sports Illustrated for its November 11, 2013 issue.
As you may know, Coach Reid lost his job with the Philadelphia Eagles at the end of the 2012 NFL season. One of the other teams in the league that was interested in interviewing Coach Reid for their open Head Coaching position was the Kansas City Chiefs. What caught my eye was that when the four man hiring team, led by the Chiefs owner, Clark Hunt, met with Coach Reid what thrilled them the most was Read more...
As a job seeker, you need more than 'how-to' tips....you need encouragement, and you need to know what's working for other candidates to get them hired now.
Below are 7 stories from real job seekers. These are emails I've received in the last few weeks that I've chosen to post here for you. They are from a wide variety of professions, ages, experience levels, races, and nationalities.
I want you to see what's worked for them--so you can make it work for you, too. I want you to be inspired to go after your dream job and have the tools to get it. Read more...
Interviewers like to try and put you on the spot with difficult job interview questions, like "How did you handle it the last time your boss chastized you or strongly disagreed with a decision you made?"
In the video below, I will tell you how to answer difficult job interview questions like this one. Click the video to watch.
Do you research the company before your job interview? How about the interviewer? You can give yourself a huge advantage in your job interview if you research the interviewer ahead of time.
In the video below, I'll tell you how to gather information about your interviewer...what questions you should ask, who you should ask, and what you're looking for. These tips will put you ahead of the other candidates and make you absolutely stand out as the best candidate. There are 3 important places you can gather information. Click the video to watch.
Find out more places to gather information and see how it can help you ace your interview in my blog article: Phone Interview Tips #8.
Why would an interviewer ask you 'What excites you and scares you about this job?' It's another way to get at your weaknesses and strengths. It's a way to find out what scares you because maybe you're not ready for it, and what you think you're prepared to handle. Employers can get creative about how they ask these kinds of questions, and this is one.
In the video below, I will tell you what your strategy should be when answering this interview question.
As a recruiter who has conducted thousands of phone interviews myself over the years, I have seen candidates make a lot of mistakes. In the video below, I will tell you some of the biggest phone interview mistakes that candidates make, and how you can avoid making them yourself.
All interviews require you to have good communication skills. How else can you convey to them that you are the right person to hire? But phone interviews are a special case, with a few more considerations than your average interview.
In the video below, I will give you some critical tips you need for good communication in your phone interview.
Click on the video to watch.
Read my blog article for more on this, including some great tips for your phone interview questions and answers, techniques for getting more information from the interviewer, and great communication advice about how to clarify for understanding. See the article here: Phone Interview Tips #32.
Get comprehensive phone interview tips in my blog series, Phone Interview Tips Series: 37 Essential and Extraordinary Tips That Will Get You To the Face-to-Face.