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Job Shop: Prepare your elevator speech

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If you were asked to sum up your job experience and work ambition in 60 seconds or less could you do it?

While you may be prepared to nail it in a job interview, what would you say at a cocktail event or to someone you've recently connected with on LinkedIn?

In today's evolving job market, you never know when an unexpected opportunity may arise and you need to be prepared to effectively market yourself when this happens.

The elevator pitch is an essential ingredient in your job search, as its key in ensuring you're making a concise and confident first impression.

Play the video to learn more about creating your elevator speech as Robin Ankton from Robert Half International offers a few keys to Fox 2's Murray Feldman, including the importance of sounding conversational.

What are some Do's and Don'ts when it comes to the elevator pitch?

DO - Make your elevator pitch sound conversational and natural

DO - Develop different versions of your elevator speech for different situations/audiences

DO - Make it memorable and sincere

DO - Practice your elevator pitch

DO - Be positive and show confidence and enthusiasm in your pitch

DON'T - Let your pitch sound canned or stilted

DON'T - Focus on roles and functions, but on abilities and skills

DON'T - Improvise what you're going to say when people ask what you do

DON'T - Lie

DON'T --  Use complex terms or industry jargon



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