Chance Encounters: How to Be Elevator Pitch Ready When Opportunity Knocks [Infographic]

Not every career move is well planned. In fact, some of our best opportunities just might come from chance encounters with individuals in a position to further your career. And when that happens, we must be elevator pitch ready!

Impressing Chance Encounters with Your Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a 30-second speech that summarizes who you are. For job seekers, a good pitch also says why you would be the perfect choice for the job and the value you would bring to potential employers. And, of course, it’s something you can launch into with sincerity whenever you need to impress a chance encounter. Yes, even in an elevator.

Imagine walking into a room with the CEO of your dream company. Or maybe stumbling upon that client you’ve always dreamed of landing at a reception. In these situations, and so many more, a memorable 30-second presentation of your awesomeness paves the way for new opportunities.

Want to learn how to take advantage of every unexpected opportunity to use your fine-tuned elevator pitch? Or turn a short meeting into a longer conversation? Check out this infographic from Xerox. As you’ll see, they’ve designed a step-by-step guide that ensures you’ll always be prepared!

When opportunity knocks, it’s not enough to open the door… you then have to invite it in.

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