One of the trending topics lately is the famous "Elevator Pitch". It is named like this based on the idea that it would happen in case of being in the elevator with the person with whom you would like to talk and sell a specific service or product in 20 seconds that the elevator takes to reach your floor.
In the case of pitching for yourself in front of a possible recruiter or your ideal boss, I recommend writing it selling your career and experience in order to attract the attention of the potential recruiter and be invited to a job interview.
Sounds easy right? But considering that many of you would need to sum up all of your work experience of even over 30 years in 20 seconds it sounds challenging. I understand, so I will give you some tips to help you structure your Personal Elevator Pitch.
You must answer the following questions: Who am I? What do I do? What am I looking for?
- Who am I? Give your full name, your profession, years of work experience and in which sector and / or functional area you have worked. This should take no more than 10 seconds.
- What do I do? When you talk about your work experience be specific, what is your differentiator with the competition, because your experience may be more attractive than that of another candidate, if you had to summarize it in an area of expertise, what would it be?
- What am I looking for? Mention one or two characteristics that speak of what you would do for them, be realistic.
It is very important that you do not sound like an infomercial, you must rehearse it over and over again until you know it by heart, but at the same time it should not sound like a learned speech, it sounds contradictory, right? Try to talk about it in a very natural way, very safely and in an empathetic tone.