TECH 490 Week 4 Discussion 3 | excelsior-college

TECH 490  Week 4 Discussion 3 | excelsior-college

M4D3: Mock Interview: Elevator Pitch (Group feedback)


Following development of your resume and cover letter, you now need to develop the skill of presenting yourself.  Often in life you run into situations where you need to present why you are a great potential employee without having time to prepare.  As such, it is recommended to have an “Elevator Pitch” ready.  An elevator pitch is about 45-seconds to a 1-minute where you concisely inform the listener about your experience/education and provide a great impression.  The desired outcome is the listener is thinking, “I really need to learn more about this person because they may greatly contribute to my team.”

For your mental model, imagine you are at a job fair and you have just located your dream employer’s table.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

·         Veteran’s 60 Second Personal Infomercial . (Links to an external site.), or click here   Download here [PDF, file size 232 KB]. 
The original article can be found at

·         The Elevator Speech is the Swiss Army Knife of Job-Search Tool. (Links to an external site.), 
The original article can be found at: Reprinted with permission.

·         Elevator Speeches Do’s and Don’ts  (Links to an external site.), or click here   Download here [PDF, file size 95 KB].
The original article can be found at Reprinted with permission

·         The Elevator Pitch  (Links to an external site.) [Video File, 02:39 minutes] Retrieved From:,ed5fdd900a274930252f,Excelsior

This activity addresses the following module outcomes:

·         MO5: Develop an elevator pitch for a mock interview. (CO2)


Review the Job Description  Download Job Description, your resume, and your cover letter.

Write down your elevator pitch (remember, you want to make a great impression, the timing should be less than one minute in length, and you should not be repeating your cover letter.)

You will be placed in a small group of 3-4 members. Present your elevator pitch to your group.  Each team member review the other’s elevator pitch and provide constructive feedback.  Remember, you may only get one chance in life to land that dream job.

Revise your elevator pitch based on team feedback, and submit your finalized elevator pitch as a Word document in M4A3. Your instructor will give you additional comments to prepare you for the activity in module 5.

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This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 20% of your final course grade.



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