What’s an Elevator Pitch and How Do I Create One?

An elevator pitch is a 60 to 90-second sales pitch about YOU.  You can use it in any situation where an opportunity to make a potential business contact might arise such as a networking event, starting off a job interview, at a social event or even in an elevator.  It defines the value you can add to a potential employer by highlighting your education, experience, accomplishments and skill sets.  It’s not just about what you say, it’s also about how you say it.  Your elevator pitch should be sure to include strong adjectives that make a quality first impression.  Check out this article to learn more about elevator pitches and how to create your personalized pitch http://www.aiuniv.edu/blog/march-2015/what-is-an-elevator-pitch.

By Sara Goede
Sara Goede Career Counselor, College of Liberal and Fine Arts Sara Goede