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<1 min | Posted on 15/05/2017

How to Create a 30-60-90 Day Plan and Use it to your Success

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can you outshine other candidates in the job interview and get the offer? How can you excel in your new...

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How can you outshine other candidates in the job interview and get the offer? How can you excel in your new role and impress the boss within the first 3 months?
This is a problem for many. Yet the solution is simple enough: a 30-60-90 Day plan of action in your new job.

Most professionals, as well as college students, struggle with keeping track of their performance. Sometimes, they have a hard time hitting deadlines as well.
That’s exactly the kind of time-sucking, mind numbing problem this simple plan solves.
If you’re a fresh graduate, chances are you’ve never heard this kind of planning. But even if you’re a professional and never came across it, it’s fine. We’re going to explain it in detail. Let’s start.

What is a 30-60-90 Day Plan? Why and when you should use it?

A 30-60-90 day plan is an outline of your goals in the first 90 days on the job and what you are going to do to achieve it.
This action plan is widely applicable, but it is extremely useful during these two events:

  1. At the final stage of the interview process: Writing the 30-60-90 day plan will surprisingly help you better prepared for the interview question, as you think about your position more thoroughly.
    It will differentiate you and show the recruiter your skills such as strategic and critical thinking, focus, ambition, and your potential as a new hire.
  2. At the initial stage of starting a new job: This plan is a refined version of the plan you made in the interview to better fit with your new role and actually deliver it. By getting organised, you will transition smoothly into the new environment and thrive to success.

Build a 30-60-90 Day Plan for your success

The first 30 days: Learning Phase

This is the time when you need to learn about the company systems, the core values and all the essential elements to get your job done.
At this stage, it is all about getting your hand dirty and acquire as much information as you can with the following items:

  • Understand the company’s mission statement, its visions and its goals.
  • Know what your manager expects from you.
  • Get to know your job: protocols, systems, customers and clients, products and services, etc.
  • Starting your relationships with your co-workers, team members.
  • Have a taste of your organisation culture, norms and expected behaviours.

The next 30 days (60-day): Booting Phase

Now you have settled into your role and become more familiar with the new workplace. There is less training, and more independent activities to dwell deeper into the work. This is the time when you add your personal strength to the big picture by: 

  • Getting feedback from your supervisor and team members
  • Continue what you do well but also keep track of your mistakes
  • Getting more involved in the teamwork
  • Be open and active in the conversations
  • Take more responsibilities, even outside your job description to showcase your flexibility

The last 30 days (90-day): Transformation Phase

By this time, you should be more confident with working on your own and taking more initiatives. Your plan should include: 

  • Being more proactive with the company’s activities
  • Extend your personal brand horizontally and vertically
  • Be prepared to handle a project independently
  • Ready to come up with your own solutions
  • Continue getting your performance feedback and notice your growth
  • Avoid stupid mistakes


Be mindful of the vague definition or the deliverables so that you don’t stress yourself. To make sure you have an effective plan that actually works, remember to:

  • Give precise details of what you will do. Be very specific of the tasks.
  • Include a scoring system to measure your achievement. Know the SMART goals.

In conclusion, the 30-60-90 Day Plan is your strategy to tell your potential employer what you could contribute to them, alleviate your nervousness when joining the new company and start climbing the career ladder.
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