Putting together a great 30-second summary of who you are and what you have to offer in the career world is an essential tool that anyone, whether they are actively seeking a job or not, should have in their toolkit. Elevator speeches are so named because they are short speeches that take advantage of opportunities that unexpectedly present themselves during our everyday lives, such as a short ride on an elevator with the company CEO.
Most of you are probably aware of the existence of LinkedIn (the world's largest professional social network), and many of you probably have a profile and use LinkedIn (if you don't, I'd highly recommend that you start). Not only can you connect with other people in your field through your profile, but it is also a powerful job search engine. But, with so many people using LinkedIn, you need to be able to make your profile stand out. How do you do that?