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Tips to land your dream job with a 30-second elevator pitch

Recently, I explained how having a pre-prepared elevator pitch up your sleeve can help you out of those sticky situations and into the good books of the person you’re trying to impress. But first, here’s an example of what not to do: “I am a sustainability consultant who writes strategies and supports employee engagement for companies wanting to be more responsible. I can help management to identify their challenges and sometimes design programs to help turn the strategy into practice.

What makes you so special?

In the noisy, unstructured sustainability jobs market where recruiters and hiring managers are suffering from information fatigue – CVs, LinkedIn profiles, internal job application forms, bios, Twitter feeds and references – how can a jobseeker standout? Simple: Don’t dazzle hiring managers with facts and figures. Instead, entice them with a good story, just like sustainability practitioners have to do with their stakeholders. Narratives are what spark the imagination, weaving themes out of facts in a prose that’s readable, relatable and

Tell us, what makes you so special?

In the noisy, unstructured sustainability jobs market where recruiters and hiring managers are suffering from information fatigue – CVs, LinkedIn profiles, internal job application forms, bios, Twitter feeds and references – how can a jobseeker standout? Simple: Don’t dazzle hiring managers with facts and figures. Instead, entice them with a good story, just like sustainability practitioners have to do with their stakeholders. Narratives are what spark the imagination, weaving themes out of facts in a prose that’s readable, relatable and

Infographic: Follow the Path to an Impact Career

In today’s impact jobs market, competition is fierce. But by presenting a compelling story, standing out to hiring managers, and becoming an effective networker you can land your dream role – whether it’s in your present field or a new one. The process is a challenge and to be successful you will need to be the whole package. But don’t take our word for it, the numbers speak for themselves.

Know your audience. Know yourself. – How to write a killer pitch and profile

Last week I hosted a workshop at the Impact Hub in London on how to create a killer pitch and profile to win work. The event was geared towards freelancers and entrepreneurs looking to build confidence around marketing themselves. An elevator pitch is your verbal pitch that answers the question, “What do you do?” while the written profile for your CV/resume answers the question, “Who are you?” Both are key to developing a strong personal brand. Interestingly, while I have presented this