Do you have your 20-second elevator speech?
A 20-second elevator speech is a sales pitch, and it’s very short. It is a sound bite that sells you to a hiring manager or a networking contact that can help you get to an interview. The 20-second elevator speech (long enough yet short enough to begin and end between floors) immediately gains attention and leaves the receiver wanting more. It is a perfect speech to give when meeting recruiters at a CAREER FAIR.
A good elevator speech includes your name, your occupation, your accomplishments, your goal and your USP (unique selling point). It is what will set you apart from the competition and leave an impression on the mind of the recruiter.
Answer the following questions:
- What are your key strengths?
- What adjectives come to mind to describe you?
- What is it you are trying to ʹsellʹ or let others know about you?
- Why are you interested in the company or industry the person represents?
Prepare your elevator speech for Career Fair on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 9:30 am-12:00 noon, along with your resume.
BE PREPARED and don’t forget to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. The Career Fair is open to all NC students, alumni, and the general public. If you are not looking for a full time or part time job, it’s a great way to make an externship contact.
Amy Buoscio has been an educator since 1980. She began her teaching experience at Illinois State University and continued in the community college sector at South Suburban College and private college with Illinois School of Commerce. She primarily taught in the General Education Department and Business Department teaching classes including English, Speech, Introduction to Sales, Retail Management, Professional Development and Freshman Seminar.
Buoscio began working as an adjunct instructor at Northwestern College in 1988. In addition to her teaching duties in the General Education Department, Buoscio developed and originated the Office of Career Development/Alumni Relations at the Bridgeview campus. She has been working as the Coordinator on a full time basis since the early 2000’s. Her primary role is a Career Coach to all NC students and graduates. She assists candidates with all career documents including resume preparation, interviewing skills and internet research in order to help candidates locate job leads. She also organizes and executes an annual Career Fair and arranges monthly recruiters on campus. In addition to her Career Coach responsibilities, Buoscio is also a motivational trainer and has conducted numerous presentation on topics ranging from customer service, time management, excelling as a manager and effective sales techniques and various other career related topics.