Elevator Pitch
The backbone of your intern or career search

It’s the backbone of your intern or career search and summarizes who you are and your strengths/benefits.

It consists of:

  • Who you are
  • Your educational background
  • Your professional background
  • Your job objective
  • Relevant accomplishments/benefits

You will use it:

  • Cover letters
  • Informational Interviews
  • Phone calls/Networking
  • Hiring Interviews

Keep in Mind:

  • Your audience & what they are interested in
  • Who your likely competitors are
  • What you offer that the competition does not

Additional Pointers:

  • Be relevant and at the proper level
  • Be able to tailor it to fit the situation (i.e. phone v. face to face)
  • Keep it conversational, not “laundry list”
  • Evaluate the problem areas or red flags in your record
  • Review your values and how they relate to the company or job
  • Know your strengths/weaknesses.

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