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A good elevator speech

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In my article: You can return to the workforce: Part 3, I encouraged job seekers to write an elevator speech.

Here are some examples to help you get start:

Hi, my name is Cindy Byers and I like to shine from behind the scenes. I am an administrative assistant with three years experience in the hotel industry. I enjoy organizing events and activities to make sure the guests have an experience to remember. I'm energetic, resourceful, dependable and effective, bringing value to any company I work for. I'd love to have the opportunity to share more of my background with you.

Hello, my name is Adam Barton and I eliminate concerns for homeowners by providing quality handyman work at a reasonable price. I upgrade kitchens, maintain sprinkler systems and repair broken windows. If your home needs a repair, chances are I can do it. Give me an opportunity to show you some pictures of my work because I believe every homeowner deserves to enjoy coming home.

Remember your elevator speech must feel natural and be in your own words. Consider phrases you are famous for and include them in the speech if appropriate.

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