In order to rock that career fair you're getting ready for, or someone asks why you're looking for a job in a specific industry, or you're looking for a way to face that dreaded "So tell us about yourself" part of an interview, you need a good elevator pitch. Here are some tips to help you rock one out!
Firstly, what even is an elevator pitch?
According to Indeed:
"A personal elevator pitch is a quick summary of yourself. It’s named for the time it takes to ride an elevator from bottom to top of a building (roughly 30 seconds or 75 words). Elevator pitches are sometimes thought to be specific to an idea or a product, but having a pitch to sell yourself as a professional is a common use case for elevator pitches, too."
It is a great way to give a 30-second introduction of yourself, like a spoken cover letter. It should essentially be a summary of who you are. Indeed has several examples of what should be said, and different ways you can emphasize what you want; the article for them will be linked down below.
When Should I use one?
Obviously, you can use them at career fairs, and when directly asked about employment somewhere. However, you can also use them when crafting an idea and pitching it to your boss/another coworker. If you've got an idea and happen to be with them for a few minutes, just go for it! The worst they can do is say no. (Just make sure you can get all of the relevant information to them before you walk away.)
The other article has a great layout of a step-by-step guide for how to create one, and what the final product should look like. Feel free to take a look!
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