As a job seeker you should be prepared to pitch yourself at any given moment, you just don’t know when there might be someone with a job to fill. Even more importantly you should be able to do it professionally, succinctly and impressively. How on earth can I do that in 15 seconds or less, you might ask? Praetorian Outsource Marketing has a few tips.
Firstly practice makes perfect. You should never allow yourself to be caught off guard. You should have a self-pitch ready to share at any moment, it must be clear, simple and impressive and you should be able to deliver it with confidence. Praetorian Outsource Marketing would recommend that you write it out to make sure you include all the important points then practice it until it doesn't sound rehearsed.
We’re taught not to boast but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t sell yourself. It is a fine art to blow your own trumpet but in a classy way. Practice it on a close friend, they will tell you honestly whether it sounds on the right side of impressive or boastful.
Finally it’s important not to simply reel off your CV. A spokesperson for Praetorian Outsource Marketing advises, “Instead of telling someone how long you were in your last job focus instead on the impact you made there and what your future career goals are.”
Keeping yourself on the lookout for opportunities at all times, and being ready for them when the chance presents itself, will ensure that you give yourself the best possible chance of success. Praetorian Outsource Marketing believes that by keeping your pitch to 15 seconds or less, you’ll keep their attention and hit all they key points. Praetorian Outsource Marketing wishes you the best of luck in your search.