What is an elevator pitch?
An elevator pitch is a quick synopsis of your background and experience that should be short and sweet (i.e short enough to present on a brief elevator ride). This speech is all about you: who you are, what you do, and what you want to do (if you’re job hunting).
How do you use an elevator pitch?
Your elevator pitch is a way to share your expertise and credentials quickly and effectively with people who don’t know you. If done well, this short pitch will help introduce you to career and business connections in a compelling way.
How can I use my elevator pitch in an interview?
Your elevator pitch can also be used during interviews, especially when you are asked about yourself. Interviewers often begin with the question, ” Tell me about yourself” – think of your elevator pitch as a super-condensed response to that question.
Your elevator pitch should be brief (think 30-60 seconds).
Focus on being persuasive.
Showcase your skills.
Practice makes perfect.