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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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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (Would you rather be liked or feared?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview (especially a management-level job interview):

Would you rather be liked or feared?

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What would you do if you got behind schedule with your part of a project?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview:

What would you do if you got behind schedule with your part of a project?

What will you say?

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Job Interview Prep – ‘Do Your Homework’ Means More Than You Think It Does [VIDEO]

How do you 'do your homework' to prep for a job interview? If you follow typical rules, you're going to get a typical result: no job offer. To stand out and get the job offer, you need to do a little more than everyone else.

Watch this video to see what you should do to prepare for every job interview (click the video to play).

Check out Career Confidential's Strategic Approach to Interviewing!

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What will your job references say about you?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview:

What will your job references say about you?

What will you say?

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30-60-90-Day Plan Nets VP of Operations Job Offer

Executive-1If you are frustrated in your job search, you need to notice 3 things in this hotel industry executive's story:

1.  Even highly skilled and talented people can have difficulty in the job search--but it can be overcome with a better approach.

2.  It pays to follow up with companies you've applied to or sent your resume to.

3.  Even the mention of a 30-60-90-Day plan can be enough to get the interview--and it can certainly get the job (in this case, within 2 hours of the interview).

I hope you read this and are inspired for your own job search!

Peggy -

I just wanted to send you a note to say thanks - thanks for lighting a fire inside to get me motivated again, and thanks for reminding me how powerful the 30-60-90 Day Plan can be!

After being unemployed for about 6 months, I was perusing the internet and came across your information. I liked what I saw and signed up for one of your webinars. I think the first one I attended was how to avoid age discrimination while looking for a job. That was the one that got me moving again - got me energized and fired up! The next webinar was about the “secret weapon” to use - the 30-60-90 day plan. Of course!, I said to myself. In my industry (hotels), we use this all the time, in many ways (forecasting occupancy, creating sales & marketing plans,  etc). Years ago (it had been over 10 years since I had had to “look” for a job - they came to me), I had written a 30-60-90 and it got me the job immediately. So I knew the power of it.

One day, soon after that, a job was posted on LinkedIn through one of my groups. I responded to it, and included my resume. I received a response saying they would look at my resume and get back to me. 10 days went by with no response. So I sent an email with the subject line “30-60-90 Day Plan”, and a brief explanation that if I had a chance to speak with them further about their business I would be able to put a plan of action together for them. The phone rang almost as soon as I hit the “send” button - and it was the president of the company!

This company is based in X, and I am in Y, but I was planning a trip to visit my sister who happens to live in X (and who has been bugging me for years to move there). So the president of the company suggested we meet for lunch. Over lunch, I introduced my plan, and was able to suggest some concrete ideas that would help solve some of their immediate issues. Within 2 hours after that lunch meeting, they called and offered me the job.

Long story short, I am now in the process of moving to X. This is a big change, but in my industry and at my level (VP of Operations), one often has to relocate. That is the reality, as upper level positions are few and far between.

So, just wanted to send a testimonial to say that the 30-60-90 day plan works! Of course, you must be able to back that up with concrete facts and evidence of success in the past, but that's true of any interview, especially when discussing your resume.

Please feel free to use this, but I ask for anonymity please. I am too well known in certain circles.

[Name Withheld By Request]

VP of Operations

If you really want the interview and the job, create a 30-60-90-Day Plan to show them that you are the one to hire.

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (What are your long-term career goals?)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer asks you this in a job interview:

What are your long-term career goals?

What will you say?

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Don’t Forget To Shine Your Shoes

Erin-K-Shine-ShoesDid you know that the mistake made most often in getting ready for an interview is unkempt shoes? According to the Shoe Service Institute of America, 89% of business recruiters rate good grooming high on the requirement list for senior executive material, and the way you take care of your shoes is a big part of the image you present. Here’s another quote from this source:

“Shoes are a reflection of their owner’s personality. That’s what both personnel professionals — who have been known to observe people closely — and white collar workers (the people they usually observe) said. Well kept shoes stand for professionalism, attention to detail, ambition, efficiency, conscientiousness, organization, confidence and even friendliness.”

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (It’s your dime. – Interviewer doesn’t ask questions)

Amazon_LogoSay the interviewer tells you this in a job interview:

It's your dime. (Meaning, they don't ask questions and just wait to see what you do.)

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well-done, what would you do?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

If you were at a business lunch and you ordered a rare steak and they brought it to you well-done, what would you do?

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How would you guide an alien through making a peanut butter sandwich?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

How would you guide an alien through making a peanut butter sandwich?

What will you say?

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Amazon.com – How to Answer Interview Questions (How many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine?)

Amazon_LogoSay you're asked this in a job interview:

How many tennis balls can you fit into a limousine?

What will you say?

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Job Interview Questions and Answers App Helped Ace a Disney World Interview

JIQA APP - Copy (2)Everyone should practice answering interview questions before the interview.  It doesn't have to be hard--you can practice great interview answers with an app!  This is especially important if you are getting interviews but not job offers, or if you haven't interviewed in a while, like Shawne:

Hi Peggy,

Last month I downloaded your app on my iPad because I was going on my first interview [in over a year]...I was feeling nervous about what to say in my interview. I know things change in the professional world when you're not in it and I didn't know what to expect. So thanks to your practice questions I nailed my interview!! And I got a job at the Walt Disney World Resort!! Keep up the great work Peggy, you are amazing at what you do and you gave me the knowledge and confidence to receive an offer from a place I've always wanted to work!

Best regards,

Shawne Dunn

This is the free app Shawne used:

Job Interview Questions and Answers

 

Amazon.com – How to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question (eTopic Report)

Amazon_LogoHow you answer “Tell me about yourself” sets the tone of the entire interview.

Tell Me About Yourself eTopicYour answer will either establish a positive bias toward you in the mind of the hiring manager—or it will show them you are not someone to be taken seriously for the job.

In this “Quick Read” Report, you will see how to answer “Tell me about yourself” in a way that says:

“I am skilled, I have accomplished some great things, and I can bring that to work here for you.”

• How to Start
• What to Include in Your Answer (And What to Leave OUT)
• How to Make Your Answer Special So You Stand Out

You will bias the interviewer in your favor and boost your chances of getting the job offer.

Plus—a BONUS SECTION: The first 5 Questions and Answers from the best-selling How to Answer Interview Questions II!Amazon_Buy_Button

Get this report now:  Amazon - How to Answer 'Tell Me About Yourself'