It is going to take more than just showing up for the interview to get the job today.
How many of you have heard about using a 30-60-90 Day Plan during the interview? It isn't just for sales. It can be by almost anyone.
The plan does just what is suggests. It lays out your goals for the position in 30 day increments. How would you create that? It requires you do research.
There are more suggestions on when to use it in Employment Digest. Summarized here are the basics:
- Use it during the interview to backup your answer to a question about how you see yourself in that position.
- If an obvious question isn't asked, use it after you've been asked about your past/relevant experience.
- If you don't quite have the exact skills, you could show your plan to outline how you would bridge the skills gap in the first 30 days.
- No obvious lead-in, create the opportunity and just reference the plan.
Will it work for everyone, certainly not, no interviewing strategy will. However, the preparation that goes into creating this document will, at the very least, force most of the pre-interview research that needs to happen anyway.