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Unformatted text preview: FOCUS STATEMENT The answer to “Tell me about yourself” How many have been interviewed in the past? Have you ever been asked the following during an interview? “Tell me about yourself.” What was your response? Answer using a Focus Statement (sometimes called an elevator speech) in a very clear and focused way to impress recruiters. Formulaic 1 to 1 ½ minutes but highly influential 1. Simple 2. Bottom-line 3. Easy to follow 4. Extremely focused Recruiters pay attention to someone who can summarize who they are quickly and precisely. Why use a focus statement? 1. To focus recruiters on what you want them to know about you 2. To sell yourself while informing, networking, and schmoozing 3. To know who you are and what you offer 4. To sound organized and articulate Once you take ownership of this formula you can then develop it even more as you see fit!as you see fit!...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2008 for the course BUAD 302 taught by Professor Snyder during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07