An elevator speech is a two-minute description of your skills and career goals.
It’s an easy way to share what you want to learn from someone who is in a position to help you.
Here’s an example:
“Hi. My name is ____________.
I’m looking for ( a kind of job ) in ( an industry, field, or location ).
I really enjoy ( something about a past job or experience ) .
I’m good at ( a certain job skill ).”
After you’ve briefly stated these facts, you can ask for help or advice. For example:
- “Do you have any advice for me?”
- “Do you know anything about this company?”
- “Do you know anyone who does know about ______________?”
- “Can I use your name to contact them?”