The Elevator Pitch

Be prepared to offer your branded “elevator pitch”. This is your chance to promote yourself, your skills, strengths, experience, accomplishments, as well as professional ambitions and goals. The pitch itself should be very brief, about 30 seconds to one or two minutes (or the length of time it takes to ride in an elevator, for which the speech is named). Highlight your area of interest, your skill set, any specific knowledge you possess, and level of education. Also talk about your past and current experience across different areas, as well as the amount and level of experience you have. Emphasize your strengths in regards to your skills and your character, and do not be afraid about discussing your biggest accomplishments to date (which can also include awards or accolades you have earned). Do not forget to mention your long-term career goals.

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