Personalizing Your Story
Once you have brainstormed your experiences, it's time to tailor your pitch to the job you want. Circle the 6-10 most relevant bullets from your brainstorming list that demonstrate you are a great fit for the position.
Organizing Your Bullets
To craft a compelling story, you need to organize your bullets in a logical and engaging way. Consider using the following order:
- Start with your present education and current projects.
- Move on to past education, experiences, internships, and projects.
- Conclude by discussing your future goals and how they align with the company's mission.
Try to use no more than one or two personal attributes, and make sure your elevator pitch is professional and relevant to the job you want.
Practice Your Elevator Pitch
Finally, practice your pitch until it feels natural and confident. You want to be able to deliver it smoothly and concisely in any situation, whether you are networking at a job fair or interviewing for a new position. Practice in front of a mirror, record yourself speaking, or ask a friend or mentor to give you feedback. By refining your pitch, you can increase your chances of landing your dream job.