Can you tell someone about yourself in 30 seconds? Are you sure it is memorable?
An elevator speech or pitch is a brief summary used to quickly define a person, service, product, etc.
Start writing your 30-second elevator speech by answering the following questions. Then use the answers to write a message that you can share with someone in 30 seconds.
Use these tips in person, on the phone, with audio or video, and online.
Who are you? ________________________________________________.
What are you looking for in a job? ________________________________________________.
What are your skills? ________________________________________________
What do you want? ________________________________________________.
What can you offer? _________________________________________________.
Ask for help. ________________________________________________.
Thank them for listening. _________________________________________________.
Here is an example of a 30-second elevator speech used by someone looking for a job.
Hello, my name is Dan Lehmann and I am a machine tool operator who is presently between jobs. I have 19 years of experience in machine tooling and I can read and interpret blueprints. I can set-up, operate, and program CNC machines. I can also maintain the machines. I noticed that you work in this company and was wondering if you are familiar with the Human Resources Manager or the person responsible for hiring operators because I would like to get my resume to that person. Are you aware of any job openings that would require my skills? I appreciate your taking the time to listen to me, and would appreciate any help that you can give me in my job search. (Offer a handshake as you end with) Have a great day.
Click this article to read the Do's and Don'ts of successfully developing and using an elevator speech in your job-search.
Here is where you will find a worksheet to help you create your elevator speech.
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