Elevator Pitch

Create a 15-second elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is a brief overview about yourself and what you would bring to a job. It’s called an elevator pitch because it can be delivered in the time it would take to ride an elevator between floors. By creating one of these short speeches and practicing it over and over again, you will have something to use in interviews when asked, “Tell me about yourself.” You can also use it as an introduction for the cold calls you make to potential employers who you might find on the internet or through CareerOneStop’s Business Finder. Make your elevator pitch no more than 30 seconds, but most people say 15 seconds is best. Include what you are able to do and how your skills will benefit an employer. Most people have at least 30 skills that can benefit an employer. What are yours?

After thinking about these skills and making a list of them, we strongly suggest you check out the following articles. They should help you be able to develop an effective elevator pitch:

How to make an elevator pitch memorable  

How to Create an Elevator Pitch With Examples  

A Quick Guide to Writing Your Elevator Pitch (With Examples)

The Perfect Elevator Pitch to Land a Job

Examples of a 30-Second Elevator Pitch