One of the most effective tools for any job seeker? A well-planned and perfectly delivered elevator pitch.
An elevator pitch is a 30-second speech that summarizes who you are. It also says why you would be the perfect choice for the job…
If you were given 30 seconds (or less!) to sell yourself, what would you say?
There are so many details of your story you’d like to share, yet so little time to do it. The key: choose your words wisely so that your pitch packs the biggest punch possible…
You enter an elevator in the lobby of an office building. Right behind you, the hiring manager walks in. She sees you’re going to the same floor as she. After pleasantries, she asks the most common question for two people who just met in a professional setting:
“What do you do?”
Your elevator pitch is an important tool in your job search toolbox! It tells people who you are, what you do, and what you are looking for.
And the best pitches are both conversational… and convey your confidence!
In today’s marketplace, everyone needs a “Hire Me” story – a short, compelling tale that (once they have gotten to know you a little bit and know that you can do the job they are trying to fill) that compels the recruiter to say:
“She gets it… I need her on my team!”
Yesterday, on Day 16 of the #60Day Challenge, we began building your brand new, conversational elevator pitch. We continue that task today…
When you’re done, instead of that monotonous speech everyone else delivers, you will be prepared to present a confident self-introduction that both impresses the audience, and lets them know you’ve done your homework. In other words, you’ll start a conversation the recipient wants to continue.