The Elevator Speech

Last Monday the Meelia Center met in North Lounge for the monthly staff meeting. Sam Allen of Career Services stopped by to discuss the process of selling oneself to potential employers. Students often struggle to describe themselves and their service on resumes. You don't want to brag, but you also want to talk yourself up.

Writing a resume is the time to talk yourself up! It's important to let a potential employer know of your

Sam Allen discuss the importance of talking yourself up.

Sam Allen discuss the importance of talking yourself up.

accomplishments. For once, let this time be all about you. Resume writing can be tricky, so stop by Career Services for help.

Sam Allen went into detail on the importance of The Elevator Speech. An Elevator Speech is thirty second speech focusing on what you've done and what you would like to do in the future. Imagine you get into an elevator on the first floor and the only person in there is a potential employer, who asks the question "so, what do you do?" You have until the top floor to sell yourself. This exact scenario may or may not happen, but it is important to think about this. You should always be ready to talk about your goals. So, what do you do?

 

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