Did you know that having a short and well prepared "elevator speech" could be the key to your future career? Like most people looking for work, you come in contact with people daily when personally dropping off your resume or going for an interview. One of these new networking opportunities could be the link to an interview or a new position.
Called by many names over the years, the elevator speech is a job seeker's brief (around 30 seconds) prepared personal introduction encompassing their relevant experience and employment goals. To add to the impact, having a personal introductory business card with your name, position goal, email address and other information can speed up the process.