Ace Any Executive Job Interview With A 30-60-90-Day Plan

How can you prove yourself in a demanding executive job interview and give yourself a blueprint to success in your new job at the same time? Bring a 30-60-90-Day Plan. Related: How To Write A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You The Job Offer


How Can A 90-Day Plan Help You Get An Executive Job Offer?

For an executive-level position, companies are looking for individuals who can prove knowledge and fit for the job, strategic thinking skills, communication skills, and motivation to do the job. Ideally, they want a peek into the future with you in that seat, and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you will take the department, the facility, or the organization in a positive direction. There is no better way to prove that you are the right person for the job than by taking them through how you would plan and execute on key tasks in the first three months (or in some cases, six months or a year).

Prove Knowledge And Fit

To create a 90-day plan, you must research the company and the position well. That research will not only make your plan stronger, it will help you answer interview questions in a smarter, more strategic way. Other executives who have used a plan tell me that it caused them to be the most-prepared they’d ever been for a job interview.

Show Your Strategic Thinking And Communication Skills

When you talk about the plan in your interview with the CEO, the Board of Directors, or a panel of top company executives, you communicate at a much deeper, more significant level about the organization’s future and how you fit in it.

Demonstrate Your Motivation To Do The Job

Putting together a written plan for success demonstrates your work ethic, drive, and commitment to success. Your competition will be talking about their commitment to success in other organizations, but you will be demonstrating your commitment to success in theirs—before you even get the job offer.

Crush Your Competition

Think about the impact on the decision makers when they consider the differences between candidates: Your competition may be extremely qualified and answer questions well in the interview, but you answer questions well AND you show them your plan for how you would approach the job. You have a substantial, in-depth discussion about strategies and goals that helps them see you in the job. Who will get the offer? You will.

Guarantee Your Success

One study showed that the three biggest reasons executives fail in the first 18 months of a new job are (1) difficulty establishing credibility; (2) inheriting a crisis without a plan for solving it; and (3) having undefined performance metrics. A well-discussed plan eliminates all three of those barriers to success. It ensures that you are all on the same page and defines what will constitute success for your position. You will start your new job with a blueprint for success. Find out more about my 30-60-90-Day Executive Plan Template and Coaching, get it and start developing your job-winning plan today. This post was originally published at an earlier date.

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About the author

Career Coach - Peggy McKee is an expert resource and a dedicated advocate for job seekers. Known as the Sales Recruiter from Career Confidential, her years of experience as a nationally-known recruiter for sales and marketing jobs give her a unique perspective and advantage in developing the tools and strategies that help job seekers stand head and shoulders above the competition. Peggy has been named #1 on the list of the Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters by HR Examiner, and has been quoted in articles from CNN, CAP TODAY, Yahoo! HotJobs, and the Denver Examiner. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a CAREEREALISM-approved expert. You can learn more about expert posts here. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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