Me in 30 Seconds -- Samples

Posted by Stephen Rioux | | Posted On January 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

As I have been working on other blogs to post up, I was made aware of something that I missed on my post on the "Me in 30 seconds".

I forgot to give you some examples of a "Me in 30 Seconds" statement, so here are a couple for you to take a look at:

Don't forget some of the key things:
  • Keep them brief (30-60 Seconds)
  • Speak in present tense (You still do these things)
  • Adjust level of detail to whom you are speaking to (Career Lingo)
  • Avoid the common claims (Helpful, Kind, etc.)
  • Make your statements natural (Not scripted)

For Networking:
"My name is Stephen Rioux, and I am currently looking for a job in Human Resource Management.  I have 12 years of experience in managing and leading others.  I am currently working on my Bachelors degree at DeVry University in Human Resource Management.  I have managed stores ranging from $300,000 to over a million dollars.  I have hired, recruited and trained top sales performers in various types of environments and have mentored several people into managerial careers.  I consider myself to have great people skills and have a good sense of humor." 

"Who do you know that works in Human Resource?"

Note: Remember your NOT asking for a job in this situation, you are just getting to know people and find others that you can be introduced to.  This is how you can be lead to potential interviews.

For Interviews:

"People find me to be an upbeat, self-motivated team player, with excellent people skills.  For the past 12 years I have worked in the retail and customer service industry.  My experience includes successfully working with local high schools and locking out competition which generated those sales directly to my store.  I have a proven track record in leading several areas of sales that include highest dollar per ticket and accessory sales, and I can do the same thing for your company."

These are just a couple of examples, and you will have to work on practicing your own.  I suggest that you come up with a few for each situation.  This will help you adjust things as the situation arises.  Just remember to make sure that it sounds natural and not rehearsed.

One way of going about this is to role play with someone you know that will provide feedback.  Get together with them and practice both scenarios.  Ask them what they feel you said that made them want to know more, and to let you know of some things that you need to work on.

Another way is when you are out and about and you strike up a conversation with someone, begin to build that rapport with them.  Start doing your networking and use this a tool to not only get a that networking connection but also some feedback from them as well.  You never know...that person you may be talking to might that person who could offer you a job.

It will take work for the rewards to pay off, so don't give up hope if it does not work the first few times.

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