Get the job! How to ace your interview in 30 seconds!

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Amanda CatronAnglais
22 juin 2017
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“So, tell me about yourself!”

The dreaded first question of an interview. How do you condense your life down to a brief answer that will keep your interviewer interested and land you that job of your dreams?

Enter the 30-second elevator pitch. A short, 8-10 sentence, memorized speech you can give anytime, anywhere to anyone about why YOU are the perfect person for the job.

Make sure that you start practicing your elevator speech and then write it down. We write a lot more formally than we speak and don’t want to sound too pretentious after we memorize the pitch.

Make sure your elevator pitch includes the following:

Most importantly: A hook! Grab the listener’s attention with something interesting, smile, and be enthusiastic! You need to have the audience on the edge of their seats for the next 30 seconds!

  1. What skills you have!
Think about your accomplishments and any awards you have earned. Consider the things you’re adept at and combine them into a “transferable skill”.
• Try using phrases other than “I’m good at…”. Get that thesaurus out! Try words like proficient, savvy, and accomplished.

  1. Your greatest strength in these skills!
Use an explication sentence to show that you don’t just have the skill, but you really use it in an innovative way.
• Try using phrases like: “I’ve served over 200 customers due to my quick-thinking skills”

  1. Your goal!
Make sure your goal is a SMART goal. That means that it is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and has a Time-frame
• For example: “My goal is to own a company on Etsy in the next year that sells my own jewelry.”

  1. Your motivation!
Explain why you want to achieve your goal and how the person can help you.
• Reach out for help: “With your expertise and my passion we could double, or even triple sales next quarter!”

Now that you’ve got the perfect elevator pitch what should you do? Practice, practice, practice!
In front of a mirror, in front of friends, in front of strangers on the street! Get comfortable, get confident, and get ready for that special moment when you shake hands with your interviewer and he asks, “So, tell me about yourself…”

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Want a teacher who knows what they're doing? You've found her! I'm a PhD student studying Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition. I have mastered and use only the best and most current ways to learn languages based on today's research in my sessions! Plus, I always make sure we have a lot of fun and laughs too! I'm a current English instructor at the University of Florida and a recent adult ESOL instructor at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. Previously, I also taught at the English Language Institute of UF, instructing students of all ages. I've taught French at the Ohio University to undergraduates and at the University of Florida, as well. I've been teaching since 2009 and I am SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) Certified by the University of Florida. As an instructor, I play the role of a coach. I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable to accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. Before being a teacher, I was a success coach for college students. Not only will you learn your target language from me, but also the metacognitive and self-regulatory skills necessary to get ahead in life, your career, and academia! Who else offers that? Overall, I am passionate, dedicated, outgoing, sometimes silly, and, above all, motivating. Let's make an action plan together! It's time to reach your goals!
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Anglais
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Want a teacher who knows what they're doing? You've found her! I'm a PhD student studying Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition. I have mastered and use only the best and most current ways to learn languages based on today's research in my sessions! Plus, I always make sure we have a lot of fun and laughs too! I'm a current English instructor at the University of Florida and a recent adult ESOL instructor at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. Previously, I also taught at the English Language Institute of UF, instructing students of all ages. I've taught French at the Ohio University to undergraduates and at the University of Florida, as well. I've been teaching since 2009 and I am SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching) Certified by the University of Florida. As an instructor, I play the role of a coach. I enable students to focus on their goals and hold them accountable to accomplishing them. I promote student agency and allow students to make choices about their own learning; this way each lesson fits their individual needs and differences. Before being a teacher, I was a success coach for college students. Not only will you learn your target language from me, but also the metacognitive and self-regulatory skills necessary to get ahead in life, your career, and academia! Who else offers that? Overall, I am passionate, dedicated, outgoing, sometimes silly, and, above all, motivating. Let's make an action plan together! It's time to reach your goals!

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