Your elevator pitch is often your most useful tool in both interviews and networking.The first question you will be asked in an interview, "So, tell me about yourself". This is your chance to tell a potential employer all about who you are and show them a little bit of your personality. Below are some general tips for a good elevator pitch:
- Have your pitch last between 60-90 seconds. You want it long enough to be able to get across enough information, but you don’t want to tell your whole life story..
- Have a rehearsed speech that you can tailor to different audiences. Your elevator pitch does not have to be new every single time you give it, but you can change it to fit the audience. If you’re in an interview you want to show that your background and personality fit well with the role you’re interviewing for.
- Practice, practice, practice. Put yourself in situations where you have to give this pitch whether it be going to networking events, social events on campus, or even practicing with a friend. Make sure that you are comfortable telling your story.