An elevator speech (also called an elevator pitch) is a quick synopsis of your background and everyone who is job searching should have one. You can use it at job fairs, at networking events, and even online, in your Twitter bio, for example.
Your elevator speech should be brief - no longer than 30 to 60 seconds - the time it takes to ride a elevator, hence the name.
Your elevator pitch should explain who are and what qualifications and skills you have. If you have a business card, offer it at the end of the conversation as a way to continue the dialogue.
If you're not sure what to include in your elevator speech, take a look at elevator speech examples shared by About.com readers and add your own elevator speech to our list.
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