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How to Create an Elevator Pitch to Land an Educational Job

How to Create an Elevator Pitch to Land an Educational Job

Prepare to effectively network with an elevator pitch to show your value, passion, and expertise as an educational leader.

Are you conducting an educational leadership job search or considering making a career change soon?

As you search for school administrative roles in education, you’ll want to be able to quickly and efficiently communicate your experience and fit for potential new opportunities.

Have you encountered the term’ elevator pitch’ recently during your school administrator job search?

This term refers to the brief sixty-second speech people use to describe the product or service they offer others. While this speech may not be part of your regular discourse, it must be delivered concisely and compellingly and have the necessary attracting points to entice employers’ interests around you.

It could be called a two-minute commercial about yourself as a school administrator.

All job seekers need to learn how to create a compelling elevator speech. Familiarize yourself with professional branding and enhance your brand to promote yourself.

More often than not, personal branding through an adequately drafted elevator speech will allow you to create a good image for yourself, which you can use for a successful job search. This will enable you to differentiate yourself from other applicants applying for the same position.

Understand that personal branding will play an essential part in your elevator pitch. Your pitch will be a mini-presentation of what you can do to overcome the all-too-common phrases like “what can you do for us” and “tell us about yourself.”

An effective elevator pitch conveys to your audience that you are a professional. Your pitch will address your unique selling points and the concerns of your listeners.

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But how do you create an effective elevator pitch for your job search?

With an honest evaluation of yourself and thorough introspection, you can develop your elevator pitch even without a career coach’s help.

Statements and Questions to Create an Elevator Speech

  • Determine the main objective of your job search and what your job target is.
  • Who are the individuals you are planning to communicate with?
  • Uncover your unique selling point – what is your brand?
  • Research the problems faced by those interested in your expertise.
  • Determine how you can help solve those problems.
  • What characteristics do you have that set you apart from other applicants?
  • Analyze the education leadership benefits you can bring to a school community.

As you create your elevator pitch, try to incorporate all these elements in a short presentation you can deliver in no more than sixty seconds. Once you assess the correct answers to the above questions, you will have everything you need to create a compelling elevator pitch.

Don’t worry too much about being eloquent. A concise and direct speech can help you get the attention you need to secure the job interview you have been waiting for. An excellent elevator speech is a conversation starter. Use the language you’d typically use in conversation with professional colleagues.

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Did your excellent elevator speech help you get an interview?