As an expert staffing service, KB Staffing interacts with the Polk County workforce on a daily basis as we match qualified workers to the open Central Florida jobs with our clients. Dealing with so many people every day means we can’t always spend a lot of time with any one person. This is one reason why mastering the elevator pitch is an important job skill.
Elevator Pitch Overview
We at KB Staffing aren’t the only people you’ll encounter during your job search who don’t have much time to spare. Employers everywhere are busy people, and you need to get right to the point in your initial introduction. Here’s how to construct the concise elevator pitch.
- Intro. Start by introducing yourself by the name you go by professionally. Save the nicknames for a more informal conversation.
- Background. Mention what degrees, certifications, or professional licenses you hold next. Follow that up with a quick summation of your work experience, including your current position.
- Accomplishments. Include one or two of your biggest professional achievements, such as any awards you’ve received, or important goals you helped an employer reach.
- Your unique value. What makes you stand out from the rest of the people applying for the same position you are? Wrap up with a statement about what you personally have to offer this company.
Your elevator pitch should not last longer than one minute, so there’s no need to go into great detail or include every job you’ve ever held. Just hit the high points and give your audience enough information to make them want to learn more about you.
Pitch Yourself to KB Staffing
If you need someone to practice your elevator pitch on to make sure you’re doing it right, visit the KB Staffing office to put in an application. We’d love to hear your pitch, and we’ll help you get in front of the employers who will be most interested in hearing it, too.