Monday, April 27, 2015

What's your Twitter pitch?

Can you condense your resume into 140 characters?

In Dan Pink's latest book, To Sell Is Human, he talks about the successors to the elevator pitch in the information age.

In these days of disappearing attention spans and information deluge, not only will your elevator pitch get lost, it may not even get read unless it is short and really hits home.

Pink suggests writing a one word pitch.

Or a "Twitter pitch"--140 characters.

This seems like a great idea. Something you could leave with interviewers when they ask if you have anything else to say, or as they escort you to the door. It's also a great exercise in clarifying your own thoughts, goals, and persona.

As someone who is currently in the market for an administrative job, I couldn't wait to to try it out. So here are mine.

One word:


140 characters:

You won't find anyone with my combination of vision for innovation and collaborative change, technological expertise, and relational skills.

What's yours?

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