A “me in 30 seconds” statement is a simple way to prepare to someone else a balanced understanding of who you are. It piques the interest of a listener who invites you to ‘tell something about yourself’ and provides a brief yet compelling answer to the “Why should I hire you?” question.
So, your ‘me in 30 seconds’ statement should include:
# 1. A brief personal introduction that includes your career objectives or the type of position you want.
# 2. Three or four specific accomplishments that you meet or exceed the requirement of that position.
# 3. A few character traits or adaptive skills that set you apart from typical applicants.
When networking, end your statement with probing questions.