Your elevator speech

Your elevator speech

Your elevator speech

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?"