Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Your Elevator Speech Volume 2

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! Suggested Reading: Elevator […]. Job Search Toolkit elevator speech Interviews

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.

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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.

Other Uses for Your Elevator Speech | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

Repurposing your elevator speech and extending your personal brand is a great idea. Here are some great uses for your Elevator Speech: Email signature. Take advantage of your signature capabilities and include your name, phone number and elevator speech. If you are concerned that it will get old and shop-worn, then simply change your elevator speech on some type of schedule, like every 8 weeks.

6 Issues to Avoid with Your Elevator Speech

Career Rocketeer

These days we all know we need an elevator speech, especially if you’re a job seeker or a business owner. An elevator speech can be a great and memorable way to introduce ourselves, if done right. When elevator speeches go wrong, they are memorable for the wrong reasons – mostly they’re boring or cringe-worthy. I have heard elevator speeches that were longer than commercials. Make your elevator speech 1 or 2 sentences as a maximum length.

How to Never Have to “Network” Again | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

About having an elevator speech, about never going to lunch by yourself, about how to act at conferences, and about how to be likable, memorable and just an all around superman or superwoman. I, myself, have given quite a bit of advice on networking. Why does one network? So rather than beating around the bush and meeting 400 peripheral people in the process, why not just reach out directly to the person who you want to “network&# with?

Conquer Networking Jitters: How To Shine At Your First Event

Ms. Career Girl

The post Conquer Networking Jitters: How To Shine At Your First Event appeared first on Ms. I had practiced my elevator pitch until it sounded as close to effortless as it was going to get and I carried with me a substantial supply of business cards. I knew I had everything I needed, yet I still felt largely unprepared for my first ever professional networking event. Networking is a conversation. Developing your 30 second elevator pitch isn't as tough as it seems.

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

Career Alley

In the end, only technically qualified candidates will get to interview for any open job. Lots of research, interview preparation and (unfortunately), additional “documentation” Your Resume Does Not Highlight Skills Specific to the Job – While your resume will (should) provide an explanation of job responsibilities and achievements, it is not the best document to highlight skills specific to any particular job. Elevator Speech – A brief description.

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

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

Life@work

i? )   If the idea of networking makes you want to run for the hills, this post is for you. There is no activity that inspires fear and loathing in a job search more than networking. 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. Networking has gotten a really bad rap.

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5 Reasons Why You Won’t Get a Job Offer

Career Alley

Updating resumes, leveraging your networks, going on interviews, etc. Reading the job description does not qualify as preparing for a job interview. You need to do your research on the company, the interviewers and the position. You should also be familiar with common interview questions and ensure you have the right answers. Use your social networks to find people you know who work at the company and get as much background information as possible.

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9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Career Alley

Of course, you need to make it to the interview and then make it through the interview to be considered for the role. If you’ve been lucky enough to make it to an interview, make sure you are prepared and don’t make common fatal mistakes. It is what helps you get your foot in the door, gets hiring managers to notice you and ultimately gets you the interview. If you cannot answer the questions raised at the interview, then why are you there?

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10 Tips to Improve Verbal Communication in Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

Every situation you are in during a job search requires verbal communication so here are some pointers to improve your ability to communicate with others when networking, at a job fair, in a job interview etc. 1) When preparing an “elevator speech” and responses to questions you anticipate being asked during an interview carefully contemplate [.].

5 Steps to Making a Fresh Start for Job Search

Career Alley

Make a list of your job search network connections. 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. This includes your network, recruiters, job search sites and any other leads you may have. 5 Tips for Leveraging you Social Network in Your Job Search.

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5 Steps to a Great Internship – Overview

Career Alley

Create Your Search Resource Network – Who do you know (or who do you need to know) who can help you land your perfect internship and what do you need to get started? Make a list of: Your network (friends, family, fellow students and professors). Start sending your resumes (must have a cover letter), making your calls and sending emails to contacts in your network. Research – Ensure you know everything you can about the company where you are interviewing.

Plan & Prepare for Your Interview

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Jobs from the Best Companies to Work for Vol 10 Achieving Effective Career Transitions » Plan & Prepare for Your Interview “ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ” – Benjamin Franklin Author Byline: Matthew Warzel Author Website: [link] Know your resume inside and out, line item by line item. Try to think ahead to the interview.

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Top 10 To Do List for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

Social Networks – Now’s the time to leverage all of those social network skills you have to help you find a job. These are all important questions and the answer is – your social networks. Sounds easy on the surface (and it really is), you just need to spend a little time “working” your networks. How to Effectively Leverage Your Alumni Networks. But interview questions are not the only thing you should research.

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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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.” Give me your 30 second elevator 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

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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The Benefits of Being in the Now

The Job Quest

In interviews: Don’t keep thinking back on a past interview you may have tanked. Your interviewers will be able to pick up on those negative feelings under the surface. This interview represents a new opportunity, so focus on the changes you need to make and on the reasons why you would be such a great fit for this position. Prepare thoroughly for this interview and be totally present in what is happening right now.

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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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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Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

Instead of emailing it or submitting it online, you actually get to meet the person you’re giving it to, and get valuable practice delivering your elevator pitch. Job seekers do get calls for interviews from job fairs. If You Go, Here Are Some Pointers To Keep In Mind: Your physical appearance is just as important here as in an interview. Dress as if you were going to an interview: be conservative and wear a suit. Make sure you have a great elevator speech prepared.

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts

Executive Career Brand

On topics ranging from personal branding, targeting and working with executive recruiters, to best job networking and interviewing strategies, and so much more. . Includes career assessments (formal and informal), personal branding, informational interviews (for career focus), job shadowing, mentor relationships, internship, or volunteering. Includes informational interviews, direct to company websites, social search sites (e.g. Finding Jobs: Networking.

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

Workology

You spend hours networking, pitching your skills and telling stories about your experiences. 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. It’s Candidate Experience week on Blogging4Jobs powered by the cool folks at Talent Circles.

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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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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. 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. Consider a Networking Resume Another option to consider, in addition to your standard executive resume, is the networking resume.

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Job Search – From the Beginning – Recruiters Part 1

Career Alley

This is a good place to practice your elevator speech (see “Do you have your 30 second Elevator Speech?“). While you don’t want to waste their time (like applying for jobs that are paying far less than you will accept), you do want to be flexible in your approach when considering potential opportunities and interviews. They have a resources page with links to Career Planning, Resumes , Interview tips,relocation tools and more.

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Were You Always Like That?

Threshold Consulting

Call it an elevator pitch. Comments I recently went to a networking function were I met a photo journalist that after several attempts of trying to figure out more about her work, she said …to me, "Well I went to Iraq and shot photos for a major newspaper but I don't like to brag about myself." I agree that an elevator pitch works, but sometimes less is more. Threshold Consulting: Its Your Life, Own It!

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4 Critical Foundations For A Successful Job Search

Tim's Strategy

The focus is on recording everything you do – applications sent, interviews/networking events attended, follow-ups, everything! Do you have an “elevator speech” written out, practiced, and ready to go? Is your interviewing wardrobe up-to-date? How To Find A New Job business card critical Foundations networking resume successful job search technology

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Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

Instead of emailing it or submitting it online, you actually get to meet the person you’re giving it to, and get valuable practice delivering your elevator pitch. Job seekers do get calls for interviews from job fairs. If You Go, Here Are Some Pointers To Keep In Mind: Your physical appearance is just as important here as in an interview. Dress as if you were going to an interview: be conservative and wear a suit. Make sure you have a great elevator speech prepared.

10 Real World Tips to Find a Job Close To Home

JobMob

But how do you do that when your network and contacts are far away? Give everyone you know your 30-second elevator speech, including other parents, neighbors and folks you may mix with as tennis partners/country club friends/farmer’s market enthusiasts. With so many professionals under- and unemployed, you’ll gain support from networking and learn a great deal from the speakers. Attend local networking groups. Sick of commuting?

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5 Job Search Tasks to Do TODAY!

Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer Career Search and Personal Branding Blog Home About Career Rocketeer Meet the Team Guest Experts Partners LinkedIn 360° Resources Job Search Websites Career Books Job Search Tracker Launchpad Blogroll Events Career Studios Advertise Contact Personal Branding Job Search Resumes Interviews Social Media Networking Career Management Everything Else You are here: Home / Job Search / 5 Job Search Tasks to Do TODAY!

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9 Ways to Become An Empowered Career Seeker

Workology

Identify your personal brand and create an elevator speech to showcase it. Network through social media, events, conferences, etc. Remember: an interview is for you and the employer. No matter what industry you’re working in – or want to work in – my career advice is simple: Be empowered and approach your career as if you were an entrepreneur. In other words, be an Empowered Career Seeker (ECS).

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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. Save the full description for the interview.

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How To Keep A Casual Eye On The Job Market

Career Realism

Related: The Secret To Getting Interviews: Tap The Hidden Job Market. Once the list is compiled, next steps include identifying who is in your network that works there, or who you might know that knows someone else, in order to construct a professional network to help you get the inside track on jobs or get your foot in the door. Practice Your Elevator Speech. Have versions of this speech prepared for a face-to-face talk, phone conversation and email.

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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 will need all of the tools at some point in your search (and when you are interviewing). “ 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.

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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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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