April 29, 2015
By Pamela Berns and Tamanna Virmani
For most of us finding a job can be tougher than doing the actual job. We can find it hard just talking about ourselves, no less selling ourselves to others. And first impressions are lasting impressions that can end up having a greater impact on your prospects than your resume or interview. That’s why it’s so important to learn and understand the tools of the trade – like crafting the perfect elevator pitch.
In April, current and future job seekers gathered to get some words of wisdom from veteran energy professional and sustainability career expert Andy Padian on how to successfully deliver an elevator pitch—a quick professional introduction that will convince a potential employer or client to listen to your whole story.
During Andy’s fast-paced and highly interactive workshop, participants received a number of tools to put into their toolkits. Each participant was asked (at random) to quickly deliver a mock pitch. Andy gave pointed feedback (and kudos) and engaged participants in sharing their reactions to each other’s pitches. Here are some strategies that were covered: (more…)
March 15, 2015
At the April GreenHomeNYC Green Careers meeting, we will be developing and practicing our own Elevator Pitches
You have about thirty seconds to convince a potential employer or client to listen to your whole story. Whether you’re a job seeker or an entrepreneur seeking new business, you need to quickly define who you are, what you do, and why you’re the best person for the job in a clear, concise and compelling pitch.