Rehearse Your Elevator Speech Prior to Attending Career Fair
You’re only going to get a very limited amount of time to make an impression on each recruiter — much less so than in a traditional job interview — so the key for you is to develop and rehearse your elevator speech.
As the name implies, an elevator speech is a relatively short — typically 15 to 30 seconds (though sometimes as long as a few minutes) — commercial that job-seekers use in a variety of situations (career fairs, networking events, job interviews, cold calling) that succinctly tells the person you are giving it to who you are, what makes you unique, and the benefits you can provide.
Obtain the level of assistance you need in developing or enhancing your elevator speech through these resources:
- The Elevator Speech is the Swiss Army Knife of Job-Search Tools
- Fantastic Formulas for Composing Elevator Speeches
- Elevator Speech Do’s and Don’ts
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