Elevator Pitch: Tips on How to Land a Job – as developed by Nancy Collamer (Continued)
Refresher: What is an elevator pitch? It’s the most succinct version of you, your skills, and why you’re perfect for the job you’re trying to get. Imagine having to state all of that information in the time it takes to ride on an elevator.
Now let’s go through Nancy Collamer’s nine steps to getting “the perfect pitch”.
Step 5. Eliminate industry jargon.
Although the succinct details of your work history are important, Collamer advises that you should not be tempted to use industry-related acronyms and jargon because “the last thing you want to do is make your listener feel stupid or uninformed.”
Next up: Read your pitch out loud.