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Elevator Pitch

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 and strengths
  • What you can offer to the employer and workforce
  • Your goal in connecting with the individual you’re pitching

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​.​​​​​