75 words are all you need for career success
If you don’t have a professional elevator speech at the ready, consider these tips for creating one.
“A solid elevator speech can be used for brief introductions on the fly, your opening statement in formal informational interviews and a consistent answer to the typical interview question ‘Tell me about yourself,’” Merrill says. If you don’t have a professional elevator speech at the ready, consider these tips for creating one.
Keep it short
Find something that makes you stand out
Don’t give it all away
Make a connection
“What a lot of job seekers forget to do in their elevator pitch is to ask a question of the listener,” Harrison says. “With a little creativity, you can make any past experience intriguing and still honest.” For a job in a warehouse, for example, he suggests saying, "Have you ever enjoyed a delicious garlic spread on a warm piece of toast? It was my job to make sure that spread was perfectly mixed and safely packed for you to enjoy.”
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