As you attend networking events, career fairs and interviews, you will be asked about yourself and to convince employers why they should hire you. You need to highlight yourself as a future employee, share your unique attributes, and create a memorable experience. Most importantly, be short, concise, and sound effortless. This is your elevator pitch.
There are several factors that make an elevator pitch sound great:
Think about what you want the audience to know. Who are you? What are you interested in?
Consider what you have to offer. What makes you a great catch? What benefits do you offer?
Give an example. What have you done that makes you unique?
Remember, the audience has an objective too. They want to know: What’s in it for me?
Now that you have ideas for what you want to say, you need to fine-tune and make it short and concise.
First, write down everything that comes to mind.
Cut out really specific details to get a shorter, broader overview.
Make sure each sentence is powerful. No time for fillers!
End with a punch and let your personality show through!
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