elevator pitch

Telling Your Story in 30 Seconds or Less

Are you prepared to tell your story in 30 seconds or less?

At Transition Solutions, we have been helping companies and individuals with workforce changes for 30 years.

As part of job searching efforts, we coach our clients it’s important to have a basic short 30 seconds or less story that tells your unique selling position.

This short story is sometimes referred to as the “elevator pitch” and there are several environments where this message is critical. In general, you have a very short space of time to get across your value. And you need to be focused on making a great impression quickly.

Typically, this message is something you’ll use with people who don’t know you early in a conversation, but it can equally be used with people you know, but who may not know exactly what you do.

Your story should describe your skills as well as your job title and can include the type of industry or companies you’re targeting. End your story with how your skills or experience help companies achieve success or specific types of goal.


I’m a ____________________ (your job title) and I use my (skills / experience / successes) in ________________ and _____________, and to help companies in the ______________ industry achieve ______________ (specific type of success or goal).

Your immediate words need to give your audience a clear picture of your value and should leave them thinking either that was interesting or how can I learn more?

Once you get the attention of your audience, they may want more specifics, so be prepared to share a bit more detailed information if requested. Keep your responses brief to help your audience stay engaged.

Looking for more information on developing your story? Fast Company recently shared their 6 secrets to telling your story in a way that lands you a job including being brief, engaging the listener’s emotions, make a point, let it flow, tell it well and end with action.

Lastly, we always suggest to write out your story and practice it with your friends to help ensure you will deliver it well when the opportunity arises. 

At Transition Solutions, we have been helping companies and individuals with workforce changes for thirty years. Our strong reputation for consistently delivering exceptional service at value sets us apart.

If you would like more information on our services please check out our website at https://www.transitionsolutions.com/ or you can contact us directly at 888-424-0003 or email us at info@transitionsolutions.com.Be sure to follow our LinkedIn company page where we share advice for companies and individuals going through workforce changes at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/transition-solutions/!