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


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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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. With that said, this article’s links focus on Resumes. Organizing your Resume – Taking your information and putting it in order based on your format.

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9 Job Search Tools Every Job Hunter Must Use


Use all of the following tools in order to make the most of your job search and minimize the time it takes to land a job. These tools use every arena available to get you professionally known and wanted by employers in today’s changing job market: on paper, in person, online, and through friends and acquaintances. 4) Elevator speech. An elevator speech is your brief three-minute speech introducing yourself and describing your professional career and target position.

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Do You Need a Summary Paragraph on Your Resume?

Careers Done Write

I received this question this week from a client who has not updated her resume since 2001. As a general rule, you should include a summary paragraph on your resume. The point is that the top 1/3 of your resume is prime real estate. With the volume of resumes submitted to both recruiters and hiring manager, you have but a short window in which to grab someone’s attention. careers resume tips

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

This process is what I call the “Job Search Marketing Toolkit” You probably already have some job search tools, but getting them organized into a logical process will help you quickly leverage whatever job search aid you need during your search. Building Your Resume – If you could only have one job search document it would, of course, be your resume. There are tools that can help you quickly build the framework for what will become a great resume.

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12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

Career Alley

While most of the “tools” look like they are geared towards experienced workers, this is not always the case. You should start building your resume, cover letters, interview skills and elevator speech now (see the next topic for Networking). Yes, these tools will change as you gain experience, but by creating these documents early in your college career you will have well defined tools by the time you graduate.

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Majoring in Employment – College Job Search

Career Alley

While most of the “tools” look like they are geared towards experienced workers, this is not always the case. You should start building your resume, cover letters, interview skills and elevator speech now (see the next topic for Networking). Yes, these tools will change as you gain experience, but by creating these documents early in your college career you will have well defined tools by the time you graduate.

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. Modern Tools for Modern Job Search. The University of North Dakota’s Career Site has an article and tracking tool – Job Search Tracking as well. Tracking your search – CareerAlley Website Tracking Tool.

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How to Advance to a Management Position in 2019


Take the time to become familiar with tools that management consultants frequently use, especially analysis frameworks , issue trees , and leadership styles. Use your jobseeker skills (like tying your background and qualifications to the specifics of a job ad when you wrote your resume) to map your background and experience to the needs of the management position you want, and always conclude by demonstrating your value. You will definitely want to create a new elevator speech.

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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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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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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. Consider a Networking Resume Another option to consider, in addition to your standard executive resume, is the networking resume. This is the type of resume that works as a summary to the full-length resume.

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Why You Need a Job Search Marketing Toolkit

Career Alley

But marketing is much more complicated that just letting your target market know of your product, it must be done in the right way with the right tools. So too is your job search and, in this case, your marketing toolkit includes: Your resume. Elevator speech. Today’s article will focus on Resumes. Build a better resume – You need to have all of the ingredients to build a better resume. This is followed by Situational Example Resumes.

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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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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. When did you last update your resume? It may seem expensive, but you will avoid the cost of being overlooked for positions because your resume does not draw the reviewer in. Do you have an “elevator speech” written out, practiced, and ready to go?

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Top Ten (Actually Helpful) Lessons from Fairytales

Ms. Career Girl

Never Lie on a Resume–Mulan. For those who Mulan’s troubles are a little absurd–you can avoid them with one simple piece of advice: never lie on a resume. For example, if you plan on ever having a child, do not then use that potential child as a bartering tool for your own financial and romantic gain. Practice Your ‘Elevator Speech’–Cinderella. This is where the ‘Elevator Speech’ comes in.

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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). 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.

The Top 50 Job Hunting Blogs

Resume Bear

Emurse has a unique tool that helps keep track of your contacts and allows you to create and host a resume online in a variety of formats that make it easier for prospective employers to download. You will know the moment an employer views your resume. Be sure to read his article “6 Steps to a Great Elevator Speech&# and check out the “Watchlyst tool&# which helps to align you with job openings received from recruiters.

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

Career Realism

Bring a great value proposition letter , copies of your resume, business/networking cards, and a willingness to talk and ask lots of questions. Bring your resume in case someone asks for one, but I suggest a different approach to the usual take on career fairs. Instead of visiting each booth and passing out your resume, take time to speak to each person and give them a value proposition letter. You also want to prepare your elevator speech.

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10 Real World Tips to Find a Job Close To Home


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. Medical practices that employ nurses and office support personnel are often contacted by candidates who send a resume and never reach out. Use the radius tool of search engines. Must-Read Tips Diane Dolinsky-Pickar elevator pitches guest posts local jobs networking

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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.

25 Live Networking Tips

Corn on the Job

If you’re able to use online tools to find out who’s going to the event, find out who from the event went to the same college or high school as you. Know your 30 second elevator speech, a short statement that explains who you are, what you do, and what makes you different from other people (job seekers). Keep your resume at home. Resumes are for job fairs, not networking events.

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

Tim's Strategy

If you’d like to learn about Constant Contact as a tool, click on the banner in the right sidebar (top left box under “career resources&# ). For the family, it saves you the embarrassing silence over Thanksgiving Dinner when Grandma asks what you do, and you don’t have the ‘family-oriented’ elevator speech prepared.

2010 80

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

Career Realism

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Guest Post: Ford R. Myers.

Job Stalker

Create a career web site, using tools like VisualCV and LinkedIn. In addition to leveraging career portals and job boards, learn how to use online tools like blogs, wikis, and virtual job fairs. Now is the time to expand your career portfolio far beyond just the resume. ChicagoNow ChicagoNow is Chicagos finest blog about all things Chicago. It is a blog by and for locals.

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4 Lies about social media | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

So if you need conversation to grow relationships into a network, then you look for the social media tools that are for conversation. I say this assuming that you understand that a blog is a networking tool. Display your resume. Yet, cold calls and pushy elevator speeches are very hard for me. I just organized a seminar for people in job transition, "Putting Social Media to Work For You," on using social media to get your resume out.

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