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

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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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How To Extend Your Personal Brand With An Elevator Speech

Career Realism

How To Extend Your Personal Brand With An Elevator Speech. More and more business owners and job seekers are catching on to the idea and necessity of having a great, impactful elevator speech. Re-purposing your elevator speech and extending your personal brand is a great idea. Here are some great uses for your elevator speech: E-mail Signature. Resume. Take advantage of the exposure and put your elevator speech in your profile.

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. Resume.

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.

Top 3 Ways to Succeed at an Executive Networking Event

Professional Resume Services

Attending a networking event is one thing, but succeeding at it is another. Everyone defines success differently when it comes to networking events. Here are our top three suggestions to help you succeed at your next networking event. Depending on the event, you may choose to bring executive resume biographies instead of business cards or vice versa. Master Your Elevator Speech.

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4 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch

Career Realism

4 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch. An elevator pitch is essentially used to help you gain the interest of people to talk to you when there is only a window of 20 seconds or less to speak – the amount of time you may be in the elevator with the CEO of the company you’re dying to work for or in another similar scenario. Related: 3 Tips For Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch. 4 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch.

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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?

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

Career Alley

You’ve probably heard hundreds of times that your resume is the most important document in your job search, and, that is so. But if you want to stand out from the competition, I say you need more than a great resume. And, while your resume may (or may not) help you get in the door, you will need more than your resume to get the job. In fact, your elevator speech could be crucial in helping you get an interview.

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Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Building Your Resume

Career Alley

But marketing your resume is much more complicated than just letting your target market know of your product, it must be done in the right way with the right tools. In this case, your job search marketing toolkit includes: Your resume (see 5 Steps to a Great Resume ). Elevator speech. Network. With that said, this article’s links focus on Resumes. Resume Examples – The links follow below.

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Networking: What’s Your 30-Second Resume?

Career Realism

What’s your 30-second resume ? Remember the adage about having an “elevator speech” or an “elevator pitch” when you’re networking ? 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. Be comfortable asking for help – most will help if they can and if you do not take advantage of their time, network, or generosity. Networking career

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

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A Few Career Blogs Worth Your Time Bailey Work Play Career Hub CareerDiva Dan Erwin Blog Escape from Cubicle Nation Pongo Resume Susan Strayer The M.A.P. 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. Networking has gotten a really bad rap. But just for a moment, try taking the word networking out of your vocabulary.

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Building Your Resume – If you could only have one job search document it would, of course, be your resume. Whether you are brushing up an old resume or starting from a blank piece of paper, you need to spend the time to get it right. There are tools that can help you quickly build the framework for what will become a great resume. Your resume is a living document that will change as your job search progresses.

2015 255

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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25 Live Networking Tips

Corn on the Job

side of networking. Today we’re taking a break from Twitter , Facebook , Linkedin , and others so that I can share 25 tips for Live Networking. Use social networking to locate live networking events in your area. Through following/friending influential people in your industry/location, connect with them and find out where live networking events take place. It’s a networking event so they’d like to talk to as many people as possible.

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 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). Things you will need (like a resume and cover letter). Start Your Search – If your research, lists and tools (resume, cover letter, etc.)

Top 10 To Do List for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

Create or Update Your Resume : If you already have a resume, great, just update it. If you don’t have a resume yet, you will (obviously) need to create one. Experience is important, but your first resume should focus on your college career as well. Writing a Resume Fresh Out of College. Entry Level Resume Examples. Social Networks – Now’s the time to leverage all of those social network skills you have to help you find a job.

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). Critical steps for building a resume in college and landing a job after graduation. Building Your Resume for Life After College. Build your network now.

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? Resume Examples, Samples, and Templates. 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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9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Career Alley

They have to wade through a mountain of resumes, pick the top candidates, decide on their final choice and then hope they didn’t make a mistake. Your Resume Needs Lots of Work I’ve lost count of the resumes I’ve received that are useless. Your resume is arguably the most important career document you will ever have. That being said, most of us are not experts on resume writing. Hiring managers have a tough job.

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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. Use your social networks to find people you know who work at the company and get as much background information as possible. Last, but not least make sure you have your sales pitch / 30 minute elevator speech ( Do you have your 30 second Elevator Speech? ). Square Peg, Round Hole: Your resume looks like a good match to the job description.

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

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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.

2010 80

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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4 Ways to Show Off Your Awesome Resume

Career Realism

And many people believe the only way to job search these days is to go online, post their resume to a job board, and spend time searching through the job boards looking for openings. 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. Awesome resume image from Shutterstock.

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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.

2011 215

4 Critical Foundations For A Successful Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Polish up your resume and start applying to every job that is remotely similar to anything you’ve ever done… Call up everyone you know and ask them if they know of any jobs…OR. The focus is on recording everything you do – applications sent, interviews/networking events attended, follow-ups, everything! When did you last update your resume? Do you have an “elevator speech” written out, practiced, and ready to go?

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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.

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Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

On the positive side, job fairs are in fact filled with employers looking for people to hire, and you do get a chance to put a personal touch on submitting your resume. 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. The employer may even make a note about you on your resume based on their first impression to refer to later.) Bring multiple copies of your resume.

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

Jennifer Anthony

Of course, as an executive, you have your resume to impress potential employers with. 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.

2010 126

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? Many recruiters save themselves extra effort by saying that video resumes are not mainstream yet.

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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 begin to tweak your resume to be match key words in job descriptions so that you’ll squeak past their screening system. BE memorable: A recruiter will take 60 seconds to glance through your resume. Rehearse your “2-minute elevator speech”: This should outline your ideal job, strengths and talents.

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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?“). You can also upload your resume to their site. From their main page you can submit a resume, contact them or review their job opportunities. They have a resources page with links to Career Planning, Resumes , Interview tips,relocation tools and more.

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Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit

Career Alley

So too is your job search and, in this case, your marketing toolkit includes: Your resume. Elevator speech. Network. Today’s article will focus on Resumes. Build a better resume – You need to have all of the ingredients to build a better resume. You need to include action words (just do a search on the Internet for “Resume Action Words&#. Resume Examples – I’ve reversed the links on this bullet (they follow below).

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Building A Great Elevator Pitch | Tim's Strategy

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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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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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Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

On the positive side, job fairs are in fact filled with employers looking for people to hire, and you do get a chance to put a personal touch on submitting your resume. 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. The employer may even make a note about you on your resume based on their first impression to refer to later.) Bring multiple copies of your resume.

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 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. Something small that briefly states who you are and your specialty comes in handy when meeting new people, when a business card seems more appropriate than handing out resumes to everyone you meet. 4) Elevator speech.

2011 83

How To Keep A Casual Eye On The Job Market

Career Realism

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. Keep Your Resume Current And Up To Date. It is critical that your resume be ready to roll in the event a recruiter or a promising connection reach out to you. Practice Your Elevator Speech.

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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. There are resume builders, “Best Places to Work&# as well as featured employers. “ 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.