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How to Create the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Have you ever been to a party, been asked by somebody “So, what do you do for a living?” and had no idea what to say? You need to write yourself an elevator pitch.

How do you react when meeting someone new? Some people down-play their strengths massively, whereas others can launch into a detailed story of how they’re looking for a new job. If you don’t have an elevator pitch ready, you might miss out on that project or opportunity which could be your career’s highlight.

What is a elevator pitch? Imagine you’re in stuck in a elevator (or lift, as we like to call it here in the UK), and someone you admire walks in and stands next to you – it could be the CEO of that dream company you’ve wanted to work at for years. You have exactly the amount of time it takes to reach the top floor (maybe 30 seconds to a minute) to tell them about you, make a good impression, and hopefully a connection.
However, your elevator pitch isn’t just for networking events or social gatherings – you…