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Join Isaiah as he explains what a 30-60-90-day plan is and what you should include in yours if you want to convince employers to hire you
Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s episode…
- First, Isaiah discusses why you should always prepare extensively for a job interview, especially if you make it to the final rounds
- Next, Isaiah discloses what a 30-60-90-day plan is and what you should consider before you start creating one
- Finally, Isaiah gives you pointers on how to create a 30-60-90-day plan that will wow employers
From This Week’s Show…
Why You Need To Prepare For Every Interview, Especially In The Last Rounds
If you’ve ever made it to the final round of interviews for an industry job, you know that the competition is stiff. As such, it’s imperative that you show up prepared.
This means that you should research the company and the interviewers; do numerous mock interviews; and come up with a list of questions to ask during the interview.
The number one reason employers decide not to extend an offer to a candidate is because they’re uncertain about whether or not they’re serious about the role.
To show interviewers that you’re serious about the job, you should prepare a 30-60-90-day plan.
What’s A 30-60-90 Day Plan
A 30-60-90-day plan maps out your goals for the first 30, 60, and 90 days on the job.
This document is impressive to interviewers because it shows them that you understand the job description and know what’s expected of you while allowing the interviewers to physically picture you in that role.
To create a feasible plan, you have to understand how industry works. If you’re coming from academia, you may think that you’re going to hit the ground running, but this isn’t how industry works.
The first step is onboarding, which is important because it allows you to get well-established in your role before taking on major responsibilities. Companies that have a good onboarding process enjoy higher employee retention rates.
How To Design A 30-60-90 Day Plan
When creating your plan, keep in mind that onboarding typically lasts for the first three months of your new position.
In the first 30 days, your goal is to learn the tools and the systems of the company.
Within 60 days, you should have a solid understanding of how teams within the company work together and how people communicate.
After a full 3 months in your new role, you’ll start to take on greater responsibilities.
When setting goals for your plan, think about what’s expected of you at each stage…and on the day of your interview, print out a copy of your plan and present it to the interviewer.
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