Personal Presentations for Job-Hunters
If you are looking for a new job, or career, it helps to have a rehearsed 30 to 60-second elevator pitch – a summary of what you have done and more importantly, what you CAN do. (We also have a version for freelancers or startups.)
Use your Elevator Pitch when introducing yourself to people you meet, either in person or on the phone. Use it on your resumé, in your email signature or even when leaving a voicemail message.
You can even use it when meeting someone you have known for a long time – they may be able to pass your info to a prospective employer.
(If you want to learn more about Elevator Pitches click here to see a 1:35 video on the "Why" and "How" of Elevator Pitches.)
Create Your Elevator Pitch Here
This website will help you summarize your strengths and give you a script to use for those occasions where you have a minute (or less) to sell yourself.
In the following screens, you just answer a few questions about yourself and the website will generate several draft pitches for you.
Most of the questions are simple, but some such as “What is your passion? “What can you actually deliver?” and “If you had a motto, what would it be?” may make you think. Your answers to these questions are your own.
Practice and Perfect
Because you typically have less than a minute to make an impression, it is worthwhile to practice the pitch until you feel that it reflects well on what you have to offer. It should come out so naturally you can say it in your sleep.
Keep improving your pitch to keep it current and primarily reflecting what you can do for the listener. Don’t forget to end the pitch with an open-ended question so you can learn more about what are the listener’s needs.
Ready? Click the button!