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Your Purpose Statement

We have all heard about the need to develop an elevator pitch, but you need to couple that with a purpose statement.

When you are engaging in a job search, it is efficient to put on the table what you are looking for and why.  That effectively is the purpose statement.

Recruiters or hiring managers are sorting through many candidates in today's ultra competitive job market.  If you approach one of the first objects for them it to determine fit. Essentially:  Can she do it, will she do it, would I like to work with her?  From there you shortlist and the games truly begin.

By way of example, you are working a career fair, and you approach a recruiter, you give the summary of who you are, and then the purpose statement, what you are looking for.  In this example things like:

  • What year you are in
  • Seeking an internship or a full time post college role
  • You are available when til when (if it is summer internship)
  • You will relocate?
  • Are you seeking compensation?
  • How what they are looking for aligns to what you want

Again, in this example that poor recruiter has spoken to 150 students that day and only a few are on the shortlist.  You want to be both efficient and impressive,

Additionally, you want to leave with a notion of, it that opportunity makes YOUR short list.  When those two list collide you have a match.

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