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Ashley Wilson
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Content Manager at Jobcase

Have YOU properly prepared your elevator pitch? In case you’re wondering, an elevator pitch is a brief synopsis of who you are, what you’ve been up to career-wise, and where you are going.

This short persuasive speech also helps tell employers more about yourself and sparks their interest. This is also a FANTASTIC way to prepare yourself for the “tell me about yourself” moment.

So to make this easier I like to think of it as telling a story:

Let's walk through it, shall we? ; )

The BEGINNING:

This could be something about why you chose the field you are in now. Maybe it was school, job experiences, a family member, etc. How did you begin? What sparked that passion?

The MIDDLE:

What have you been up to in your most recent job? Tell them what problems you have solved or contributions you have made to the job(s) you’ve had in the past. Offer clear examples and make sure to emphasize why you are interested in the position. The middle of the story should help to make you shine!

The END:

You landing the job there! Employers are going to wonder, what's in it for them? Make sure to connect what you’ve done with what they need NOW in their company. This means doing a little exploring on their website before you head to an interview to determine what they do and how you can be an asset to them [Come prepared] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/29869635-4d8f-502f-b912-2211f8b674d8)! By helping them imagine you working there and how you would best serve them you are putting a positive message in their minds.

Make your story stand out, and don’t forget to:

-Connect the phrases to each other, don’t plop in random things that have nothing to do with that you previously mentioned. Plan it out in advance!

-Have it flow naturally and smoothly, one thought always leads to the next otherwise you will seem all over the place.

-Don’t rush or ramble! Remember, good storytelling isn’t hurried, but a long story is sometimes boring. Keep it simple and pace it out.

-Memorize key points and practice what you will say to friends/family before you have the interview!

So what is YOUR story? ; )

Have questions? Please feel free to comment and I will be glad to help.

If you enjoyed this post and would like to see other tips and tricks please make sure to [Follow me] (https://www.jobcase.com/p/ashley.waterman8)!

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Monica Squires
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"Life Coach" "TrailBlazer" "Divine Purpose"

Ashley W. Awesome Sauce For You!!! Good Post

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Alexis Hodge-Gray
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I love this approach! Definitely will apply this to my next interview.

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Jerry Scott
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Quality Assurance Technician at Lozier Corp

Am glad to be following you. Great post!

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Ford Simpson
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Horse And Mainenance at Independent

I don,t think employers expect you to be perfect{exclude Ashley}, but the cream always rises to the top. Be the best interview they get, you will have competition, it will make you better!

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Nancy Wojcik
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Putting things into sections is definitely smart!!! That and yeah you have to practice or you will prob screw somethin up.

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Collin Stanford
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Account Service Representative at Robert Half

I think that this is a good way to look at it.

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