Know what to say to make a meaningful first impression
One of the most important elements in networking and
building your personal brand is your elevator pitch. A 30-second pitch or introduction that’s
strategically crafted will help you make a meaningful first impression at job
fairs, networking events, interviews, and even meetups with student
organizations or professors. When developing your elevator pitch, you should showcase
your best attributes and make sure it feels authentic and true to you.
Your pitch should briefly touch on the following key points:
- Your most important characteristics, interests
- What you can offer to the employer and workforce
- Your goal in connecting with the individual
In order to develop an
elevator pitch that works for you, it’s important to think about a few basic
components that can make up the structure. Learn more about how to craft an impressive 30-second elevator pitch on the HireDePaul blog.