Market Yourself

It is very important that you can show that you are a good fit for a job. Sometimes the people who get the jobs may not be the most skilled, but they may have been good at promoting themselves. Here are some tips to help you market yourself.

Create your "elevator speech."
Think about being in an elevator. You have one minute to talk about yourself to a potential employer. You want this person to know your job target and why you are a good fit. Practice your speech with people who can give you feedback. Do they understand what kind of job you are looking for? Do they understand why you would be good at it?

Example of an elevator speech: 

  • “I am a customer service specialist with over 15 years of experience in banking and administration. My ability to understand customer concerns and respond quickly has supported the bank’s customer retention program. I am also very accurate and well organized and have closed my register without error on a daily basis. Currently I am looking for an opportunity to utilize my people skills and resolve customer complaints quickly and efficiently.”

Use the Your Elevator Speech (pdf) template to create your own.

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