Creating your Personal Elevator Pitch

Creating your Personal Elevator Pitch

“Tell me about yourself.” or “What do you do?”. Four words you will inevitably hear spoken during every job hunt. Four words that can make even the most confident of people nervous.

5-point checklist: mastering your personal pitch

5-point checklist: mastering your personal pitch

Everyone needs a unique personal pitch from the Service-Desk Administrator to the CEO. Regardless if you are attending a job interview, at a networking event, making new friends or happen to meet someone you want to work for, your personal pitch will undoubtedly come in handy. Don’t confuse this with an intense sales pitch. It is a short and succinct way to describe yourself and your values to stand out professionally.

“Tell me about yourself”

“Tell me about yourself”

This can be one of the most dreaded questions poised to you in an interview. There is no real right or wrong answer, yet how you answer it will set the tone for the rest of the interview. As it’s such an open question it often throws people, unsurprisingly most people do not prepare for it. So when poised with the question one will think – what exactly do they want me to say here? What do they want to know? And then the panic sets in; some of you will freeze not being able to respond, start reciting every detail in your CV or worse turn into a rambling Michael Scott! “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way...” - Michael Scott (from the Office).