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Week #40

“Hi, I’m Chris Roberts” — Three Simple Tips For Your Elevator Pitch

Elevator pitches are not just for sales and venture capital professionals, they are an important component of your job search. You will be networking with friends, acquaintances, industry peers, screeners, interviewers and casual encounters during your search. Make sure you can quickly communicate your capabilities and career objective in any situation:

Highlight your unique qualities — “I have repeatedly reduced procurement costs by 10 to 20 percent at AnyTech”.

Explain what you want —“I am ready to move forward into a role where I will be a significant contributor to the growth and efficiency of a company like Globex”

Finish with a call to action—“I would really like to talk with you further, can I give you a call next week to schedule some time together?”

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