Once your résumé is done, you need to think about the other basic tool of the job search. Your message to the hiring manager, otherwise known as an elevator pitch. Think of your message as a short paragraph that can help the listener quickly learn about you and your goals.
Ideally focus on just a few key facts, including year in school, skills and interests. Mention your goals. You want to interest the listener enough to either help you take the next step in your job or internship search, or send you to a good contact. Don’t feel rushed or stressed. Make sure you practice enough so that your elevator pitch sounds personal and comfortable.
Your message and your résumé will evolve over time but it is important to practice and adapt it as you develop your goals.
Use the pitch in conversation, on Linkedin and in communication with possible contacts and referral sources including parents and other family members!
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