The old adage that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression is familiar to many of us. When it comes to your LinkedIn profile and resume, a positive first impression is of critical importance. If you’re actively seeking a new job, now is the time to beef up your online presence in LinkedIn as well as your resume. Here are some tips to do that easily and quickly:
- Seeing Is Believing – always use a professional looking head shot on LinkedIn. It is worth spending money on a professional photograph. It will definitely help you to look more serious to a prospective employer. I do not suggest including a photo in your resume.
- Use A Credible Email Account – always use a professional-looking email account based on your name or some minor variation rather than some jokester, personal email address that risks creating a not-so-positive impression. For example, email@example.com may not get the result you’re looking for.
- Avoid Generic Job Titles …
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What is the purpose of an elevator pitch? Quite simply, it’s having a brief, clear, concise, crisp message and value proposition when trying to pitch a concept or idea to another party. Having a good elevator pitch is very important for people in all aspects of their lives. Why? People regularly find themselves in a position of trying to convince others to jump on board with a concept or idea both in their business and personal lives.
A good elevator pitch must be practiced and refined over and over until it becomes second nature and the messaging flows ever so freely. It must also be brief in order to grab the other person’s attention and interest quickly. There is nothing more awkward than a choppy, unclear, long-winded elevator pitch. As they say, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
So, what does a good elevator pitch look like? Here are some do’s and don’ts:
- Be Conversational – Practice your pitch until it feels and sounds very …