You never know when you might meet the person who can land you your dream job. Preparation is key when you have less than a minute to present yourself in a concise and professional manner. Create an elevator pitch that summarize who you are, what you do and why you are the perfect candidate.
Here is a guide to the do's and don'ts of an elevator pitch.
1. Decide what kind of work you’re looking for Unless you can clearly explain to someone the type of a job you’re interested in, nobody will be able to help you find it. You need to know what your goals are. 2. Structure your pitch and tailor it to the audience A good pitch (and this relates to your resume and cover letter, too!) should answer three questions: Who are you? What do you do? What are you looking for? 3. Practice It is important your read your pitch out loud and practice. You want to sound conversational, not like if you’ve memorized it by heart. 4. Prepare a few variations Make sure you master a few key talking points and you can then tailor your speech for particular occasions.