The best elevator pitch for job seekers

The best elevator pitch for jobseekers - blog Gamechanger Luxembourg

Here’s the thing about an elevator pitch- you have one whether you know it or not.

“Please, introduce yourself…

“Tell me about yourself…

You will not avoid this!




What is an elevator pitch?

Essentially it’s a short summary about yourself and what you do, given in the time it takes to ride an elevator. You have to be able to deliver and convince in that time frame. That’s the famous 30 second “elevator pitch”.
And it can used be for anything. Finding a new job, going to a networking event, starting a sales relationship, etc.

What are the objectives of the elevator pitch

To highlight your skills, arouse interest and stand out from the competition!

What are the rules of pitch?

# 1 The pitch is less than a minute. No details, the goal is to generate interest in your interlocutor

# 2 It points to the other qualities, it highlights the skills and benefits of your application

# 3 Conclude with a question or a call to action, the conversation will be directed to your goal

6 steps to elaborate your new pitch

During the process, always keep your objectives in mind
(a new, job, an internship, a promotion, a meeting, others)



1

Basic Information: Surname, first name

2

What you can do today: Your professional achievements, the link connecting all your experiences, your key skills, the skills that can be transferable. If you do not have relevant experience, highlight an extra-professional activity or a subject that you are passionate about. Ex: “Graduate (e) in, with experience of / skills in, I’m a fan of, passionate about…”

3

Your greatest skill / strength: Highlight one of your accomplishments or a compliment that you have been given in this area, e.g: “Gifted, I have the expertise to, I feel at home in, I’m comfortable in, I’m told that I’m made to work on, having held a position in…”

4

What you are looking for today: A good candidate does not hesitate to say what he is looking for! Ex: “I would like to reinforce my knowledge of / gain experience in the field of, this would be an opportunity for me to develop, I am looking to gain credibility in the sector of, I am interested in setting foot in the financial/telecommunication/other industry to make my career, I am looking for a position in / I see that you propose a position in. “

5

The source of your motivation: Use emotions to explain why you chose this goal. It enriches meaning. Ex: “It’s my goal because, I’m interested because, I’m inspired by, I have a passion for, I’m convinced that, it is important for me to…”

6

Question or call to action: Create discussion and dialogue by giving the floor back to the interlocutor. Ex: “How could I proceed to have an interview in your company, how would you describe a good candidate for this position, would you have a position in the future for someone like me, do you think I could fulfil my objectives in your your company, what do you think of my profile, would you like me to develop a particular point?”

Hello there,
My mission is to facilitate the connection between individuals and companies in a challenging job market. After an in-house experience within a private bank, I changed career and specialised into recruiting in finance, IT and tech.
This blog is the opportunity to share my thoughts about the changing job market.
Feel free to stay connected and have a chat with me!

Stéphane Brun

Hello there,
My mission is to facilitate the connection between individuals and companies in a challenging job market. After an in-house experience within a private bank, I changed career and specialised into recruiting in finance, IT and tech.
This blog is the opportunity to share my thoughts about the changing job market.
Feel free to stay connected and have a chat with me!


Stéphane Brun


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