Job seekers in medical, finance, accounting, sales, and more are using 30-60-90-day plans in the interview to get job offers–sometimes they get offers on the spot, and sometimes they get job offers for jobs that are actually at higher levels and higher salaries than what they interviewed for.
So what does a job-winning 30 60 90 day plan look like?
A great plan is going to be at least 3 pages, with at least one page each devoted to each of the 30-day sections of the 90-day total.
The first 30 days should focus on learning your way around:
- meeting co-workers, support teams, customers, clients
- learning software and systems
- getting settled into the job
In the next 30 days (60-day section), you should be digging deeper:
- learning more details
- solving some problems–quick wins
- becoming familiar with the job and the company
- getting feedback on how you’ve done so far
In the last 30 days (the 90-day section) you’ll branch out on your own:
- maybe you’ll bring in new business, or start a project
- you’ll begin addressing and solving larger problems
To create a job-winning plan, you need to
- think critically about this job and what it would take for you to be successful in it
- research the company to find out details like the names of training programs, software, or primary customers/competitors.
The more specific you can be, the more you’ll impress the hiring manager you’re interviewing with.
If you need more help in creating your own action plan, check out my 30-60-90-Day Action Plan Template with samples and coaching. Thousands of job seekers have used it in their interviews not only to get the job, but even getting job offers above what they interviewed for.
I purchased your audio book “How to answer Interview questions” and “How to Ace Your phone Interview” and was directed to your site. I love the idea of a “30-60-90-Day Plan” and will be working on my own plan, as I am in the process of changing my career from the media and entertainment career (cable company) to the financial industry and hope this plan will land me a new and exciting job.
Belinda, congrats on your choice to change careers. It takes courage and persistence. Also congratulations on your decision to use a 30-60-90 Day Plan in your interview. Make sure that you take advantage of Peggy’s review of your plan before you go to an interview. Best of luck – Carl