[06.01.11] How to Write a 30-60-90 Day Plan [Featured]

How to Write a 30-60-90 Day Plan

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A popular way for standing out from your competition for a job these days is to submit a 30-60-90 Day Plan to your potential employer. Did you know that?

Watch this episode of Career School for a step-by-step explanation of how to create one of these plans. In this session CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O’Donnell explains how to gather data, design, and present your plan so hiring managers are itching to hire you.

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12 comments

  1. Hi JT,

    I have just sat for over an hour & watched your 30-60-90 day plan web video here in the UK.
    Very informative, upbeat & educational.
    Thank you.
    Mark

  2. Great presentation! Thank you J.T. I could have used the 30-60-90 day plan a couple of times recently but was not aware of it. Will be using this going forward. Definitely feeling more empowered after viewing this and looking forward to creating one and securing my next role!

  3. The ‘business of one’ concept is so profoundly venemous to constructive work I can barely speak. The entire reason someone I hire anyone as an employee is so that they can focus exclusively on producing the best work they can for me – not worrying half the time about where their next contract or job is going to be. I don’t want someone worrying about whether “the partnership” is going to terminate next week. I want them worrying about making sure we hit our deadlines and produce successful products.

  4. I found the presentation very informative and uplifting, thank you.

    When you have been battling away trying to figure out why you are being short-listed, getting the second interview and then just losing to someone else, you really want to figure out what it is that you are not doing right. In these instances, I try to ask the interviewer, but don’t always get a clear answer.

    I am not altogether sure whether this 30-60-90 day plan idea is prevalent everywhere in the world and definitely think it would be considered overkill here in New Zealand, however, I am sure that going through the process of putting such a plan together, would definitely help one to crystalize and emphasize the important aspects which the interviewer needs to be presented with, to help them make the decision of hiring you.

    I also agree that going through the process of putting a plan together would help one build or rebuild one’s sense of self-worth, especially after having been knocked back time after time.

    Thank you J.T.

  5. I found all of the information to be very helpful. I was asked to write a 90 day action plan for a job interview. I have been searching the internet for 2 days to figure out how to best write an action plan. This has been very anxiety producing. I was not sure how to format, what to include, and what the employer might be looking for. I appreciated that J.T. is so detailed. I feel like now I have a complete understanding of what I need to do in order to do a great job. I also was impressed by how she is so encouraging. I am actually excited about writing this plan and interviewing now!

  6. I’ve got to say that the irony in all of this is the presenter not only took 3:49 minutes to give her introduction, but she then took an additional HOUR to discuss the development of the 30-60-90 Day Workplan. Jesus Chr!st. LOL.

    There is something absurd about taking interview or career advice from someone that can’t speak succinctly. I’m almost upset at myself for sitting through the first six minutes and learned almost nothing of value. After skipping around, I found some nuggets, but came to the easy realization that all of this could have been done in a 15-30 minute video.

  7. Good evening,

    I just finished watching this educational video on How To Write a 30-60-90 Day Plan. Great information! And thank you!

    I am completely new to this, work as a personal trainer and was asked by my interviewer to prep one. Now, never, in any job I’ve ever had (even when I worked in the corporate world) was I asked to put a plan together.

    So in an effort to not botch this, get the job and be a successful part of this team, are there free templates out there to use in which to populate my plan?

    Thank you,

    Beth

  8. This video was excellent! Thank you! I spent all night looking on the Internet for information about 30/60/90 day plans and this was, by far, the most informative.

  9. Dear JT,

    Great presentation. However, I disagree with you that one should not send a 30-60-90 day plan with a 1st application. I am in the sports marketing industry, and there are few companies out there that can offer jobs in my area of interests. To be precise, there are 3 may be 4 companies. I know them all, and know the specificities they are looking for. This is why I did send a 30-60-90 day plan with 2 application, which landed me a phone interview and a face to face interview.

    I think sending a 30-60-90 day plan upfront makes the difference as few (may be no one) applicants do it. My 2 cents.

    Keep on the great work, JT.

    Best regards,

    Kay

    • Great comment, Kay. I think there are always exceptions to every rule, and what you just pointed out is one of them. When your target career has just a handful of potential employers, it is about pulling out all the stops.

      Thanks for sharing!

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