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Ashley Wilson
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Content Manager at Jobcase

It's important to take a little time to 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. An elevator pitch is also a FANTASTIC way to prepare yourself for the [“tell me about yourself"] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/9796b664-0776-527a-b369-0f636b312f99) moment.

To make it a bit easier on yourself think of your pitch as a story.

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. 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 comment and I will be glad to help!

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Renee Grant Patrick
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how should i spin it if ive been a stay at home mom for the last 20 years?

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ma rhodora marfori
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Sample Maker at Chuo Company

Additional points for those who are not really confident in actual interview,Thanks Ashley

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Pam Robinson
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Thanks Ashley great advice to those who get intimidated at interviews and don't know what to say or how to say it you have given us a road map to follow and not get lost.

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Mark Sattler
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I always think that telling a story is much more exciting than rambling off random facts about yourself. Plus it flows better and sounds better. They also want to be entertained and sold on you.

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Ryan Webber
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Cool

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Braylon Randall
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I like this. Much easier to break it up in this way thanks!

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