Are you ready to interact with a potential employer at any given time? Do you have a memorable elevator pitch? Sharpening your elevator pitch can be the difference between capturing someone’s attention and letting the opportunity go to waste.
“With an elevator pitch prepared, you can have confidence that you are armed with a great way to initiate a conversation with someone. It also helps formulate an answer for the very common interview question: ‘Tell me about yourself,'” shares Toni Frana, one of FlexJobs’ career coaches.
What Is an Elevator Pitch?An elevator pitch is essentially a short overview of who you are, what you’re interested in doing for work, and why you’re qualified for the position that you’re seeking.
It’s called an elevator pitch because you should picture yourself serendipitously sharing an elevator ride with the person who can help you get whatever it is you want—a new job, a promotion, a job interview or meeting, etc. What would you say to them on that short elevator ride to get them to help you, and why should they care? That’s your elevator pitch.
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