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Network Like a Pro

Network Like a Pro

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Get Hired

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Who you are:
My name is____________________. I am a(n) _____________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
(Tip: This can be what you are doing now… I am a student and work part-time in sales at Best Buy.)
What you do:
(Tip: Write a couple of sentences to describe what you do... I attend classes and work 20 hours a week.)
___________________________________________________________________________________
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Why you’re the best, unique, talented; or what you do especially well:
(Tip: Write a sentence that expresses your strength(s). Provide a concrete example of what makes you unique.)
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
What contributions (values added) are you looking to make:
(Tip: Tell what you are looking to do with your life. You may want to include some of your goals.)
___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________
Using the information on the left, develop your personal statement/ “pitch”
quickly by writing it out frst, and then talking it out. Make adjustments
until it sounds and feels right for you. Practice out loud in front of a mirror,
in the shower, or in the car. Practice with friends and colleagues.
Write your “pitch” below:
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
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As you begin to network for a job, you will want
to develop a quick and concise statement of
who you are and what you do — a personal
pitch. The best pitches are around 30 seconds
and provide an answer to the questions, “Tell
me something about yourself.”
© 2011 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Ofce

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