Career Action Center at Edmonds Community College
30 Second Introduction
Your 30 second introduction, sometimes called your “30 second commercial”,
is an important marketing tool during your job search. It’s a good idea
to develop several different versions and use them as you introduce yourself
to new people or when you call employers directly.
Information to include:
- Your name
- What you're studying
- Type of job you're seeking
- Your skills and strengths
- Background or accomplishments
Hello. My name is __________. I”m about to graduate
from Edmonds Community College with a degree/certificate in __________.
I”m looking for a job using my strengths in __________ and __________.
Before returning to school, my background was __________ (describe
your earlier work/volunteer experience). Optional, but recommended:
include your accomplishments from school or work.
Hello. My name is Jane Smith. In June I”ll be graduating
from Edmonds Community College with an Associate of Technical Arts
degree in Paralegal. I”m looking for a position as a document clerk
or paralegal. My background includes five years of varied office
experience. I”m an excellent writer and also extremely well organized.
At my previous job my coworkers often sought my advice about how
to rewrite their documents.
My name is John Smith. I’m currently
a student at Edmonds Community College. I’m seeking an internship
in accounting. I”ve gotten A’s in all of my accounting classes.
Before starting college I worked in an office environment and learned
some basic accounting techniques. I’ve always been good at
numbers and analytical thinking, and discovered I was a natural
when it came to accounting.
Ideas for phrases to include:
- I'm skilled at…
- My strengths include…
- I'm proficient in…
- I have experience with…