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! I think the length is less important than the content (although 3 minutes would be a very long elevator ride).

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5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

Make a list of your job search network connections. Obviously you will need a crackerjack resume as well as a few different cover letters. What about your interview questions, elevator speech and a list of your references? ELEMENTS OF A COVER LETTER. Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech. This includes your network, recruiters, job search sites and any other leads you may have.

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It's a Small World – Networking

Career Alley

» It’s a Small World – Networking “ Through the too many miles and the too little smiles I still remember you. &# – Harry Chapin I ran into some former coworkers the other day both of whom I worked with a few years back at a large financial institution. Depending on your industry and the city you work in, your network and extended network can span a very large number of people and companies.

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Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit

Career Alley

Cover letters. Thank you letters. Elevator speech. Network. Career advice Careers Cover letters Job Hunting Job Search Job Search Marketing Toolkit Jobs“The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. Any fool can do it. There ain’t nothing to it. Nobody knows how we got to. The top of the hill. But since we’re on our way down. We might as well enjoy the ride &# – James Taylor.

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Plan & Prepare for Your Interview

Career Alley

Know your cover letter too. Additional Interview Resources : Get it Right the First Time – Interviews Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Interviews Great Job Interview, Have You Said Thank You?

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What’s Your 30 Second Resume?

Career Realism

Remember the adage about having an “elevator speech” or an “elevator pitch?&# In today’s highly interwoven social networks, it’s very possible you will run into people with whom you may want to share your job search plans. Tags: Resume & Cover Letter career advice career expert career question CAREEREALISM resume Same concept here.

5 Reasons Why You Need More Than a Good Resume to Stand Out from the Crowd

Career Alley

Your “strengths” document should be tailored for each job application and should be submitted with your resume and cover letter. – While you might not get asked this specific question, you do need to have your “quick pitch” (better know as your elevator speech) ready to go before the job interview. In fact, your elevator speech could be crucial in helping you get an interview. Elevator Speech – A brief description.

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12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

Career Alley

Use your college years to research companies, connect with industry groups and start to build the network you will need when you graduate. You should start building your resume, cover letters, interview skills and elevator speech now (see the next topic for Networking). So, you may ask, how do you build a network in college? Everyone you meet potentially becomes part of your network. Build your network now.

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Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

Career Alley

Use your college years to research companies, connect with industry groups and start to build the network you will need when you graduate. You should start building your resume, cover letters, interview skills and elevator speech now (see the next topic for Networking). Networking – Build Yours Now – It is never too early to build your network, arguably the most valuable tool during your entire career. Build your network now.

3 Great Examples Of Career Networking E-Mail Updates | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.24.10] View Comments 3 Great Examples Of Career Networking E-Mail Updates If you read yesterday’s post, you are well ahead of the game. About the critical need to stay in touch while engaged in career networking. So after reading that you just need to know that the solution is to identify your network, create an email distribution list, and send a monthly e-mail to everyone on that list.

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The Hitchhikers Guide to Job Search

Career Alley

A Job Search Marketing Toolkit: Your job search marketing toolkit includes: your resume, Cover letters, References, Thank you letters, Target market, Elevator speech, Network and Your experience. “ Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans. ” – Peter F. Drucker. Books, movies, TV shows and a computer game, the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” has many forms.

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Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Building Your Resume

Career Alley

Cover letters. Thank you letters. Elevator speech. Network. For those of you who have followed my blog, you will know that I continually compare a job search to a marketing campaign (see “ Job Search Marketing 101 ” – Battling for Prime Shelf Space”) with you as the product. Great marketing campaigns yield great sales (in this case, you finding the job of your dreams). So, why a marketing campaign?

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3 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Career Realism

Have you ever thought about what you might say if the CEO of your dream company stepped onto an elevator and struck up a conversation with you? Related: 10 Tips For A Powerful Elevator Speech. That’s the idea behind having an elevator pitch. 3 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch. The three important things your elevator pitch should do are: 1. Also, keep in mind that your pitch shouldn’t come across as some robotic, overly-rehearsed speech.

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Building a Successful Job Hunting Network! | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor? And equally important you must work hard to discover how you can assist those in your network.

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3 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

Career Realism

3 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch. Have you ever thought about what you might say if the CEO of your dream company stepped onto an elevator and struck up a conversation with you? Related: 10 Tips For A Powerful Elevator Speech. That’s the idea behind having an elevator pitch. 3 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch. The three important things your elevator pitch should do are: 1. Work It Daily.

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

Jennifer Anthony

You even have your gift of gab as a phenomenal networking tool. Write a Career Biography A career biography is a bit of a cross between a resume and cover letter. It is a great option when you need information to hand out to networking contacts, those you’ve met at speaking engagements or board meetings, and even when you want to add information to your LinkedIn profile. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

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How To Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

Career Realism

If you’re a job seeker, one of the things you should have at the top of your to-do list is creating a successful and unique elevator pitch. According to career coach and owner of Hook the Talent, Rosemary Hook , an elevator pitch is a 10-20 second self-introduction of who you are professionally. The intent of an elevator pitch is to learn as much about the listener as you can. How To Perfect Your Elevator Pitch. How Impressive Is Your Elevator Pitch?

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Job Search – From the Beginning – Recruiters Part 1

Career Alley

Today’s post starts with a fresh look at recruiters, one of the “ four legs of job search “ The best approach when looking for recruiters: Research – Research recruiters before contacting them to ensure that they cover your field, industry, location and salary range. This is a good place to practice your elevator speech (see “Do you have your 30 second Elevator Speech?“).

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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. And network with you.

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9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use

JobMob

Some of the big career and networking ones are LinkedIn and now, Google+. 2) Network. Networking is the most effective way to find a job. Continue following up with each member of your network on a regular basis. 4) Elevator speech. An elevator speech is your brief three-minute speech introducing yourself and describing your professional career and target position. It should cover various aspects of your career briefly.

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5 Great Alternatives To Job Boards

Career Realism

Networking online is a great way to find out about opportunities that never make it to the job boards. In-Person Networking Events. Hand out copies of your resume, networking cards, and have your elevator speech ready when it’s your 30 seconds to shine. Send your resume and cover letter on professional paper stock (Resume paper, people! I wonder if most job seekers believe that all job listings are only on job boards.

College Grad – Will Work for Food

Career Alley

This is one of the CareerAlley resources, with links to Building Your Resume, Cover Letters, References, Thank You Letters, Interviews, Your Elevator Speech and Networking. “ You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go. ” – Dr. Seuss.

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

Career Realism

You know how important it is to network if you’re going to access the hidden job market—and career fairs are excellent places to network. 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. Bring a great value proposition letter , copies of your resume, business/networking cards, and a willingness to talk and ask lots of questions.

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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. This overview of your competencies was coined the elevator pitch because the message should be succinct enough to deliver to an important decision maker if you had the chance to ride up in an elevator with him or her.

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4 Ways to Show Off Your Awesome Resume

Career Realism

Social Networking. If there aren’t, do some poking around; you may find a contact name you could send your resume and cover letter to. LinkedIn: Professional networking is a must! In-Person Networking. Buy some networking cards. Attend these when and where possible, and start working on your elevator speech. Target companies you want to work for, research the hiring manager’s name, and mail him or her a copy of your resume and cover letter.

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Giving Your Elevator Pitch During A Chance Encounter | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.27.10] View Comments The Elevator Pitch You Are Not Ready To Deliver Here’s something we’re all pretty good at doing. Giving a prepared elevator speech. One of the keys, of course, creating a great elevator pitch. You step on the elevator in an office building on interview day and come face to face with the CEO or another senior executive. The Elevator Pitch You Are Not Ready To Deliver – [Tims [.]

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A Day In The Life of a Professional Superhero: Was Grad School my Kryptonite?

Corn on the Job

My husband suggested I look in to a Masters in Leadership program as it might help me to better figure out what I wanted to do, and also give me key opportunities to network with other professionals. A few professors and peers helped me to develop a new resume, cover letter, and elevator speech that would explain my past, present and hopeful future. Upload Cover Letter Here. I’m sorry, but what did I upload my resume and cover letter for?

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Does Your Career Match Your Personality?

Tim's Strategy

How and when to let your personality come out within your professional resume or cover letter. At networking events , do you let the Katie out or do you wear a Katherine mask because that’s what people expect to see at these functions. Find ways, subtle if necessary, to let the real you appear in your resume, elevator speech, business cards and in your direct interactions with real people. . Your career happiness has a number of triggers.

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Video Resumes – Are Recruiters Maximizing Their Value Added.

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor?

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The Mightier Your Purpose, the More Likely You Are to Succeed

Career Realism

AH-HA MOMENT AUTHORS APPLICATION TAKE THE FREE QUIZ WINNERS APPROVED EXPERTS BECOME AN EXPERT EXPERT BENEFITS EXPERT SCHEDULE INTERVIEW PREP PERSONAL BRANDING RESUME & COVER LETTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SCORING AN INTERNSHIP C-TWIPS FEATURED TWEETS ORIGINAL PROJECT T.A.P. My elevator speech begins, “Hi, I’m Bud Bilanich, the Common Sense Guy; I help people create successful lives and careers by applying their common sense.”

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A bit more personal than usual. - Job Stalker

Job Stalker

Beware the "scam" networking events. on Ed Or Alive | 2 comments I just finished up "Enterprise Social Technology", a great book by Scott Klososky (@sklososky), which covers concepts and best practices. ChicagoNow ChicagoNow is Chicagos finest blog about all things Chicago. It is a blog by and for locals.

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Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

Job Stalker

Network, network, network. Continually increase your level of networking and keep expanding your contact database. Being out of work does not mean you have to be out of touch, so be sure to build and maintain your networking momentum. Reach out through social networking sites, such as Facebook , MySpace , and Twitter. Beware the "scam" networking events. ChicagoNow ChicagoNow is Chicagos finest blog about all things Chicago.

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

Resume Boutique

Networking & The “About Me&# Speech : Networking is very important. Prepare the “About Me&# speech (otherwise known as the "Elevator Speech." Give them your “About Me&# speech and ask if they know anyone you might contact. When you talk with people at a networking or other social event, be prepared with your “About Me&# speech. Resume Boutique Blog Look your best on paper. Show your best in person.™

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