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Tricia Hendrix
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over 6 months ago

There has never been a better time to prepare your elevator pitch than right NOW so you are set and ready to go for your next interview or hiring event!

So exactly what is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message that is ALL about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for in a job and how that employer can benefit from hiring you.

Click on the image to learn how to create YOUR elevator pitch!

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Lori Rodriguez
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I can’t speak about others but I know that I can be loyal to a company providing that the pay and the benefits are good of course! Most importantly I believe in a good days work for a good days pay. I can work alone or in a team. I’m very kind and respectful towards others. Plus I may be able to add some past experiences to a new job that could save in cost, or improve safety or ego issues.

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

There has never been a better time to prepare your elevator pitch than right NOW so you are set and ready to go : )

So what is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message that is ALL about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for in a job and how that employer can benefit from hiring you.

Follow these tips to help create and perfect yours!

Tell us, what is your elevator pitch?

Need some help? Please feel free to ask!

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

The [Chicago job fair] (https://www.jobcase.com/chicago-job-fair) is coming up on June 18th which is next Tuesday!!

There has never been a better time to prepare your elevator pitch than right NOW so you are set and ready to go : )

So what is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message that is ALL about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for in a job and how that employer can benefit from hiring you.

Follow these tips to help create and perfect yours!

Tell us, what is your elevator pitch?

Need some help? Please feel free to ask!

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

WIth the Boston job fair coming tomorrow (Thursday, June 6th) there has never been a better time to prepare your elevator pitch than right NOW!

An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message that is ALL about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for in a job and how that employer can benefit from hiring you.

Follow these tips to help create and perfect yours!

Tell us, what is your elevator pitch?

Need some help? Please feel free to ask!

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Kevin Pora
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over 6 months ago

An effective elevator pitch contains clear language that your listener understands and is personalized for the intended audience.

I have composed an outline below designed to help you craft your pitch and have included mine as an example. Once you customize your pitch, practice it until it rolls off your tongue smooth as ice...

Elevator Pitch Structure: 15-20 second verbal business card.

  1. Summary label (professional definition).
  2. Where you've been professionally (background).
  3. Where you are currently (current position/title).
  4. Where you are going (aspirations).

Build a Connection:

  1. Inform - Cite an interesting fact that will resonate with your catcher.
  2. Help - Look for opportunities to help him or her & add some value.
  3. Relate - Find something you both have in common, like your favorite team.

Primary Points of Contention:

•Your goal is to plant as many seeds as possible. •Don't include your education (makes you sound inexperienced) •Be confident, not arrogant (don't brag). •It must be short! (15 - 20 sec). •More generic than specific (think big picture). •Know your audience (what kind of industry jargon to use or not use). •Follow your elevator pitch with questions about their works. •In general, don't ask for anything, like a business card (extend yours first). •Be unique!

Here's mine...

“I’m a business developer specializing in B2B sales within the finance and technology industries. I have worked with hundreds of community banks & credit unions in the KY, IN & OH markets. I’m currently doing freelance IT work with online reputation management. I help businesses and individuals shine on the web. But looking at the big picture, I‘d like to reconnect with my financial institution network. More specifically, providing IT and/or financial solutions, anywhere from network management/cloud security to wholesale and correspondent mortgage lending”.

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

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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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

The most common question asked during an interview or at a job fair is, “Why should we hire you?”

Answering these 5 simple questions and writing them down will help you pull your pitch together in NO time, so you feel prepared and confident. Let's take a look!

• What is the EXACT job description (write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible.

• Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and/or benefits/other perks? Make sure to focus on what you can bring to them not the other way around!

• What are three awesome things I did in my previous role (think skills and experiences) that I can offer in this one?

• What are the five strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

• What are some positive things I can say about the company I want to to work for, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?

Tips/tricks

-Tailor your pitch to the company, make it about them!

-Keep your pitch simple, short and memorable. It should be 30 seconds to a minute but not much longer.

-They want to know what you bring to the table so stick to your plan and don’t lose focus and ramble.

-By the end of the pitch, the employer should know who you are, what you do, and what you are looking for.

Check out these [samples pitches] (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/elevator-speech-examples-and-writing-tips-2061976) and other ideas!

So, what will you say when they ask...

Why should we hire you?

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

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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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

One of the most common questions asked during an interview or a job fair is…

Can you tell me about yourself?

Other variations could include... -Why should we hire you? -Why do you want to work here? -What is it about us that makes you want to work here?

Answer these 5 questions to help you plan what to say and impress employers!

1- What are the three strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

2- What are some positive things I can say about the company, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?

3- Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and perks?

4- What are three AWESOME things I did in my previous position that I can also offer in this new role?

5- What is the EXACT job description (make sure to write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible.

Answering these questions will help you feel prepared to go in with some great things to say!

Good luck ; ) we are rooting for you!!

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