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Going Up? Get Off On the Right Floor with Your Elevator Pitch

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

Whether you are actively job seeking or networking, it is important to have a prepared elevator pitch to communicate to your listener who you are and what you do. Even if you are one of those networking buffs that can rattle off a few clever statements and keep your audience engaged the entire time, it is still important for you to plan ahead of time what you might say.

Marketing Yourself: The Importance of Specialization

By Nicholas Bergan Faculty Member, Marketing at American Public University Marketing yourself means being able to discuss your exemplary qualities as well as what differentiates you from others. Whether you are interviewing for a job, seeking a promotion, or trying to land the next client, you need to be able to advocate for yourself. A key component of marketing yourself is focusing on specialization.

Savvy Job Seekers Use Internal ‘Sponsors’ And ‘Coaches’

By Lisa Quast, Forbes.com Special to Online Career Tips Still not obtaining that coveted job, even though you’ve been doing the right prep work? Maybe it’s time to find internal “sponsors” or “coaches.” These are company insiders who can provide tips about the company and potential positions. They can also serve as your personal advocates or references as you compete for jobs within the company.