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What will you deliver to us in your first three months?

1 of 30 Common Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on July 26th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

The interviewer would like to see that you have put some thought into your action plan for when you start working for their company! Ways that you can make an impact right away could include getting a head start on your training, taking additional coursework, or making a 30, 60, 90-day sales plan. Whatever the job function for which you are interviewing, there is always room to wow the interviewer by showing them you have already put some thought into your success.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"In my first three months I plan to be the fastest trainee you have ever brought onboard! I will spend extra time learning the ropes. You'll be very impressed with my steep learning curve."

Admin
Answer example

"You mentioned in our first interview that you need someone to come in and re-organize all of your digital and physical files from the past five years. This organizing is a task I know I can do well, and quickly. I would like my initial impact to be in that area if this suits you."

Manager
Answer example

"For my first three months here I would like to get to know each of your staff members and become acquainted with their performance and numbers. From there, I can best make an action plan in regards to motivating and encouraging your team, especially the underperformers that you mentioned."

Marketing
Answer example

"I believe the first few months, while I train, the best thing I can do is study hard and take any additional training in digital marketing, that you see fit. You mentioned that you'd like to see stronger skills in Facebook marketing so I can certainly take some additional coursework in that area, to benefit both of us."

Retail
Answer example

"I believe the best thing that I can deliver to you in my first three months, and long after that, is being a reliable and engaged employee who encourages customers to try new products. I plan to be well-versed in your product's features and benefits right out of the gates, making me a top performer."

Sales
Answer example

"I have brought with me a 30,60, and 90-day plan. May I show you? This plan outlines how I will exceed my targets in the first three months while getting to know my new clients and learning the territory, and products. I am very excited to get started!"

Teacher
Answer example

"The first few months of my role will be to get to know my students. It's most important to me that I make a connection with them. This connection will allow me to reach them where they are; resulting in more effective classroom time."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 07/26/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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