First things first, right? Let’s think backwards from when you start your new job. What steps did you have to take?
1) Pass the background check, 2) Interview (several times), 3) Apply for the job, 4) Find the job, 5) Network, 6) Write Elevator speech, 7) Work on Resume, 8) Get fired…, okay – that’s far enough.
Wait a minute. Number 6 – Write Elevator Speech? What’s that?
A key component of networking is to be able to tell your story. You need to be able to do that quickly and consistently. That story should be rich and compelling. It needs it to make people want to learn more about you. Nancy Collamer does a fantastic job of describing how to develop this 30-second gem in this blog post, so I don’t want try to top her. Read her post – twice!
I’ve said before, you should customize your resume for every job you apply for. To an extent you should be prepared to do this with your elevator speech as well. Point out your skills and accomplishments that best fit the job you are applying for or the industry you are interested in.
Being able to tell your story in around 30 seconds is critical to your job search. Learning how to write and deliver a good elevator speech, is a fantastic skill that will help you throughout your career. If you are struggling in your job search, this might help. https://im-fired.com/about-the-book/