Killer Interview Question: What’s Your 90-Day Plan If You Get The Job?

Killer Interview Question: What’s Your 90-Day Plan If You Get The Job?
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Another addition to our ever-growing collection of tricky interview questions. One of the queries thrown at potential employees at Netflix is deceptively simple: What is your 90-day plan if we hire you?

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Business Insider collated questions submitted to Netflix candidates to Glassdoor, and this was the one that jumped out at us. It presupposes that you have an idea of the basic responsibilities of the role, but demands that you explain how would improve and enhance that position. You don’t want to answer too cockily, but you don’t want to sound subservient or lazy either.

Bear in mind too that 90 days equates to the three-month probationary period many employers impose: on one level, you’re explaining why you will be worth keeping.

Want To Work For Netflix? Try Answering Some Of These Interview Questions [Business Insider]


  • Seems silly to devise a plan about a company you potentially know very little about.. You could very well end up giving a great general answer, but which doesn’t fit with them at all or some mystical vision they have in their heads or the challenges actually faced.

    • I think there’s the assumption (or at least the expectation) that you’ve done your homework about the company and the position that you’re applying for.

      Depending on who’s asking the question, the purpose of it may not necessarily be to fit with the company’s vision but to see how motivated the candidate is and how much initiative they’ll take.

  • “I’m gonna spend the 90 days showing you how damn good at doing this job I am. The better question is how are you going to motivate me to stay past 90 days?”

  • Don’t give them free advice, the company is going down and they are desparate to ask anyone for a business plan, mabe they should google it

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