Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech

Career Alley

If you’ve been job hunting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the “Elevator Speech” It is your short marketing speech (your job search objectives) and can be used in a variety of situations such as cold calls, job fairs, meeting someone at a networking event, yes – even an elevator! Why You Need an Elevator Speech: Provides a concise answer to “what do you do” when it really counts.

The Elevator Speech Marketing Tool

RedStarResume

For some of us, that doesn’t come as easily as others but creating an “ Elevator Speech ” concisely stating who you are and your most valuable assets can get you on the right track. For those of you who haven’t heard of an Elevator Speech, it’s a speech designed to sell an organization or individual’s brand to someone in the amount of time it takes to ride in an elevator with a stranger from the top of the building to the bottom floor.

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10 Tips for a Powerful Elevator Speech

Career Realism

Elevator Speeches are becoming an important item in the toolkit of most people. It doesn’t matter if you are a job seeker , business person or gainfully employed professional, you need a powerful Elevator Speech (ES) to extend and support your personal brand. This is what you want in your Elevator Speech. This also forces you into thinking about your results and accomplishments. Elevator speech tips image from Shutterstock.

10 Great Interview Tips for 2015

Career Alley

We have a new conviction to accomplish all of those “things” that have been on our “to do” list for the last 12 months. Maybe you’ve had a number of interviews but just can’t figure out how to nail it. So what is the secret is to getting an edge on your interview? The best place to look when seeking out interview tips are the experts who spend most of their time interviewing candidates. Interviews). Interviews

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The Top 5 Things You Must Remember for Your Interview

Career Alley

The other day I was asked to interview someone at the last minute because the hiring manager was called into a meeting. It takes a lot of time and effort to land an interview and the last thing you want to do is to blow it. We all know the basics – make a great first impression, make sure the hiring manager knows that you have what it takes to do the job and do your research on the company and the interviewers. Above all, try to relax in your interview.

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Your Elevator Speech – If you’ve been job hunting for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of the “Elevator Speech”. It is your short marketing speech (your job search objectives) and can be used in a variety of situations such as cold calls, job fairs, meeting someone at a networking event, yes – even an elevator! The actual length of the speech varies depending on who you speak with and what you read (30 seconds, 90 seconds, 3 minutes).

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5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

One of the keys to success is to set goals that are realistic and tasks that can be reasonably accomplished. What about your interview questions, elevator speech and a list of your references? Job Interview Questions and Answers. Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech.

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How to Handle Tough Interview Questions

Career Realism

Many employers now use behavioral-based interview questions to learn more about a candidate’s past experience as a predictor for future performance, but there are still some companies and some interviewers who will use tough interview questions as a method of determining whether or not a candidate is a good fit for the open position. There’s really no easy answer to this tough interview question, but it helps to be honest with the interviewer.

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Why Preparation Is Key In An Interview

Career Realism

To quote Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage…” When you go to an interview , you’re networking your way into a company, or are even talking about your job search with acquaintances, you most certainly are on stage. When interviewing, it behooves the job seeker to be prepared. I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve heard, “Oh, I interview really well, I don’t need to worry about practicing.” What were your three biggest accomplishments at your last position?

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How To Handle Tough Interview Questions

Career Realism

Many employers now use behavioral-based interview questions to learn more about a candidate’s past experience as a predictor for future performance, but there are still some companies and some interviewers who will use tough interview questions as a method of determining whether or not a candidate is a good fit for the open position. There’s really no easy answer to this tough interview question, but it helps to be honest with the interviewer. Interview career

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Thursday, May 13th, 2010 Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview Everyone needs an elevator pitch which is a quick overview of who you are and the value you can bring to an organization. The elevator pitch is also the perfect response to many interview questions including: Tell me about yourself. A strategically crafted elevator pitch will help you answer any of these questions.

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Developing Your Personal Brand to Enhance Your Own Candidate Experience #thecandidate

Workology

You’ve been on more “exploratory interviews” than actual interviews. A recent interview started with the question, “tell me about being a warrior.” Rehearse your “2-minute elevator speech”: This should outline your ideal job, strengths and talents. Saying it over and over will remind you of all that you have accomplished. It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles.

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Do You Have an Elevator Pitch for Your Resume?

Professional Resume Services

Make sure your elevator pitch is always ready to go. You never know when you’ll need to spout your elevator pitch. You need to have an elevator pitch for your resume, and you need to be ready to tell someone what you do in an instant. What Is an Elevator Pitch? Your executive bio, executive resume biography or your elevator pitch is a brief 30-second bit about what you do, how you do it and who you are.

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It's Time to Increase Your Chances of Executive-Level Employment

Jennifer Anthony

Always Remember Your Elevator Speech One more way to make sure that you stay on the minds of recruiters and other important people in a company is to create your elevator speech. An elevator speech is a very short speech that you prepare in the event that you may have to speak with someone who could later hire you.

2010 126

life@work: How to Take the Intimidation Out of Networking

Life@work

First off, the word networking is loaded with cringe-worthy connotations, as in networking event , which makes many of us start sweating just imagining the elevator speeches and small talk. Simply focus on what you're trying to accomplish with people during your job search. Ultimately, you want opportunities to interview, followed by fabulous job offers. Simply focus on what you're trying to accomplish with people during your job search.

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Building A Great Elevator Pitch | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [04.23.10] View Comments 6 Easy Steps To A Great Elevator Pitch Many months back I wrote a post to help you deliver a great elevator pitch to your local networking group. Because when your elevator pitch has a pitch problem , you won’t have the impact. And I think that one of the most important results of a good elevator pitch is that people want to come find you. Do not barf your elevator pitch on unsuspecting people!!!

2010 82

9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

4) Elevator speech. An elevator speech is your brief three-minute speech introducing yourself and describing your professional career and target position. Your résumé should highlight accomplishments, special achievements, and awards, illustrating your skills and knowledge. Save the full description for the interview. Bring this with you to every interview. Call it the 21st Century Job Hunter’s Toolbox.

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Were You Always Like That?

Threshold Consulting

Call it an elevator pitch. In addition I believe it starts with a shift in perception you are not giving a list of your accomplishments but ultimately showcasing the value your services hold to the potential customer. And for job interviews, if you’ve done your homework, you can have a pretty good idea about what you can say that will be relevant, interesting, memorable…and most of all, makes an emotional connection! Threshold Consulting: Its Your Life, Own It!

2010 162

Job Fair Tip: Consider It An Interview

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. In addition, prepare your "elevator speech" about yourself, your academic record and your professional goals and have it ready to use at the proper time.

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Can A Career Fair Help You Tap Into The Hidden Job Market?

Career Realism

Instead of going to a career fair with the intent to land an interview, go with the intent to network and see how many new people you can meet. Then, prepare a value proposition letter that speaks to their needs, what you can accomplish, and how you add value. You also want to prepare your elevator speech. Try to narrow down your pitch to 15-30 seconds—and make sure it addresses what you can accomplish, and how you add value.

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Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

Job Stalker

Youll need a one-page professional biography, a collection of powerful accomplishment stories, a series of compelling cover letters, a page of professional references, a list of targeted employers, a 30-second commercial (elevator speech), and other items. Practice interviewing and negotiation skills. ChicagoNow ChicagoNow is Chicagos finest blog about all things Chicago. It is a blog by and for locals.

2010 61

Thinking Outside the Box: Your Approach to Finding a Legal Job in.

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Networking & The “About Me&# Speech : Networking is very important. Prepare the “About Me&# speech (otherwise known as the "Elevator Speech."

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