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.
How to create a 90 day plan
Make your 90 day plan for success manageable by chunking it into sections…
- Initial meetings with managers, teammates, staff, vendors, significant clients
- Training, mastering product knowledge, learning corporate systems, setting up your office
- Traveling to learn your territory (if you’re in sales)
- Review first 30 days to see if you met your goals
- Fine-tune your knowledge of the company’s products, systems, and customers
- Prioritize tasks and projects
- Expand your scope
- Review with your manager
- Take on special projects
- Contribute ideas
- Join professional groups
- Land new clients
The more details you can incorporate into your plan, the better. For instance, find out the name of the software they use or the training for new employees and put that into your 30-day section. To get this specific, research the company as well as the goals for the specific position.
How do you find information for your 30-60-90-day plan? Google is good, but LinkedIn and Facebook can be true gold mines. Look at the company’s corporate website and social media pages, and the pages of employees or groups.
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