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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.

30-60-90-Day Plan Helped Her Ace the Interview and Triple Her Salary

money (2)Imagine going into your interview full of confidence, getting the offer, and tripling your salary! See how Mildred did it...

Hi Peggy,

I just could not keep my success to myself; I owe you a huge “thank you.

After taking two of your webinars I begin to put what I learned into action. Finally, I received “the call”  for an interview...on interview was scheduled for the same week Friday.

The first thing that came to mind was the 30, 60, 90 day plan.  I was a bit stressed, only because I was afraid I did not have enough time to put together a good presentation, but guess what?  I did it.

The night [before] my interview, I felt like I was "armed and dangerous," all because I took your words, did my homework and prepared myself for the interview.

I aced the interview; the following Monday I got the job offer.  It was unanimous--all six people voted hands down for me and my salary tripled.

I thanked God first and then you.  The 30,60,90 day plan really works.

Many thanks!

Mildred M.

I am excited to share Mildred's story with you--what she learned in our free job search webinars helped her get the interview, and the 30-60-90-Day Plan helped her ace it and triple her current salary.

Sign up for a Free Job Search or Interview Webinar and get the interviews you want.

Learn More about 30-60-90-Day Plans and ace every interview:

30-60-90-Day Action Plan

30-60-90-Day Sales Plan

30-60-90-Day Plan for Managers

30-60-90-Day Plan for Executives


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



How to Get a Director-Level Job Offer 90 Minutes After the Interview

clockExecutive jobs are few and far between, and the competition is intense.  Imagine what it would be like to get an offer for a director-level job 90 minutes after the interview?  This is what Randy did.  He went from getting interviews but no offers, to getting an executive job offer within an hour and a half of the interview.  What a turnaround.  Please read his story below to find out how he accomplished this, so you can do it, too.

Hello Peggy (and staff),

I'm a veteran of job searches (not by plan) over the last 10 years. Lately I had been getting the interviews, but no offers. I came across your site and what struck me most was the 30-60-90 day plan.

I recognized the need to re-energize my campaign, do something different, so I signed on for many of your programs. What a difference it made in landing this job.

The hiring manager (COO) said he brought in 6 candidates for the director-level job, and [the team] each interviewed 6 people. He said I was first on 5 ballots, and second on the other, and was clearly the best-prepared candidate.

I spent a lot of time crafting the 30-60-90 day plan, made sure to review it with him (he spent an extra hour with me), used your techniques to close on the job, and was able to answer more than several of the 101 toughest interview questions with your help. I nailed the interview; he called me with an offer 90 minutes after I left.

Thank you so much for your advice and assistance. Definitely the best money I've ever spent (outside of my engagement ring).

Best regards,

Randy L

This is what a difference a 30-60-90-Day Plan elevates your interview so much that they are incredibly impressed with you and offer you the job.

Learn more about how to create a 30-60-90-Day Plan today and get the template and coaching that will help you get the job offer:





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:

Are You Collecting Evidence of Your Career Success for Your Brag Book?

bragbookDo you have a file folder somewhere with your past performance reviews in it?  How about the award letter you received--or the note from your boss complimenting you on a job well done? During a job interview, have you ever thought, "I wish I could show an example of my work on my resume"?

These kinds of things should all be collected together in one spot--a brag book.

Brag books (aka kudos folders, success files, professional portfolios, etc.) are fairly well-known in sales rep circles, but they are such amazing tools for job interviews that if you don't have one, you are missing out.  In a job interview, brag books provide such compelling evidence of your success, they can absolutely help you get the job offer.

What kinds of things should go in your brag book?


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,


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


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:

Read more... – 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?

Read more... – 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?


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! – 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?


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. – 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?