How To Answer “What Would You Do In The First 30-60-90 days?” (2021)

Do you have an upcoming job interview? Make sure you know how to answer the “What would you do in the first 30-60-90 days?” interview question!

Other examples with similar answers include “What would you accomplish in the first 30-60-90 days on the job?”or “Can you tell me about your first 30-60-90 days plan in this position?”.

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This interview question requires you to speak up about your intentions for the first 30, 60 and 90 days on the job. Make sure you list the priorities, actionable goals and the preferable outcomes. 

Example Answer (General)

Within 30 days, I want to complete the internal training courses, understand all business processes and meet all stakeholders involved. I also find it important to really know my direct colleagues and to be comfortable working with them. Within 60 days, I plan to tackle easy-to-accomplish goals and easy-to-solve problems to get things done. I also want to learn all the necessary details about [Company XYZ] and the [Industry] to see where the opportunities lie. Within 90 days, I want to be fully integrated into the job role and I plan to meet all of the objectives I have set, or have been set for me.”

Example Answer (Detailed)

During the first 30 days, I plan to get access to [Company XYZ]’s internal drive, Microsoft Outlook, CRM system and Jira software. I’ll then familiarize myself with each one of them and examine the challenges that my colleagues face. I want to learn how the internal processes and procedures work so I can make sense of the [Website]’s current status and lay my groundwork for future improvement. 

During the first 60 days, I want to perform my core responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to, ensuring [Website] to operate correctly, creating and revising web pages, replying to user comments, examining traffic and performing A/B tests. I also want to get a sense of [Website]’s content approach and web design through frequent meetings with [Company XYZ]’s SEO copywriter, web designer and digital marketeer. 

At the end of 90 days, I want to be fully integrated into the position and get feedback on my performance from key stakeholders. I’m hoping that [Website]’s organic traffic increases by 25% which results in [X number] more leads by the end of [Year].”

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