Asked to create 30/60/90 day business plan for next intervie
Background: In March my employer was acquired by a larger company, and in May I was terminated due to headcount reductions implemented by the acquiring company.
I circulated my resume to nearly 200 contacts, and found another position within a couple of weeks.
Fast forward to last week. I was contacted, completely out of the blue, by a large software company based in the Pacific Northwest that shall remain nameless :) I had pursued a couple of positions there back in May when I was actively looking, and they still had my resume on file and matched it up to their current openings, hence the contact last week.
So last week I had the initial phone screen with the recruiter, which went very well, and she scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager. The phone interview was this morning, and that seemed to go well too. Within an hour of this mornings phone interview with the hiring manager I was contacted by the recruiter informing me that the hiring manager would like to have a face to face interview next week. She also told me that the hiring manager has asked me to prepare a 30/60/90 day business plan and send it to him 1 day before our face to face interview next week.
I only spoke with the hiring manager at a high level about the details of the position that I was being interviewed for (it was only a 30 minute call and most of that time was spent discussing my background). The face to face interview is obviously where we will get down to brass tacks and disucss the role and its expectations in detail. So I'm struggling a bit with the content for the 30/60/90 plan, and I'm hesitant to ask the recruiter for more information because I'm quite certain that I'm specifically being given limited information in order to see what I can come up with. So, asking the recruiter for more information would likely be a strike against me.
Has anyone ever run across something like this in an interview, and do you have any suggestions?
See Manager Tools' guidance on Interviewing here.