To perform exceptionally well in the interview process, job seekers have to do both the expected and unexpected. One way to do the unexpected in the final stages of the interview process, especially for a job seeker at the manager level and above, is to craft a 30-60-90 Day Plan. The first 90 days on a new job often determines whether or not the employee gets the opportunity to remain with the organization. If you have taken the time to create a 30-60-90 Day Plan, when hired, you hit the ground running because you are prepared to do the job.

So what’s a 30-60-90 Day Plan? A 30-60-90 Day Plan is a written outline of your strategy, and the plans you have for the first three months on the job. It’s one of the most powerful tools you can bring to the final stages of the employment interview process. It can be a PowerPoint presentation or paper-based. During an employment interview, a hiring manager is looking for responses to the following basic questions: