This is the perfect moment for your elevator pitch!
There is no tool more essential to a young professional than the elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a thirty to sixty second speech that summarizes who you are, your credentials, and your value as a job candidate. This pitch is both versatile and concise – it can be used anywhere from an elevator to the metro to happy hour. A successful elevator pitch could land you a business card, a coffee date, or even a job!
How do you create a perfect pitch? These are some common questions:
What experience should I include in my elevator pitch?
How do I make my pitch sound natural?
How do I initially engage the person I wish to give my speech to?
How do I ask for someone’s business card?
When do I know that someone is not interested in my pitch?
How do I make myself stand out as a candidate?