interviewYou only have a few minutes to sell yourself to a prospective employer - how do you do it? The 60-second commercial is a quick way to advertise your strengths, in a short span of time! This tactic is ideal for when you meet employers. Be sure to keep it career focused and avoid personal information (where you were born, your social security number, and date of birth, etc).

Key Points


60 Second Commercial Guide

The 60-second commercial is a guide to help you consider how to begin a conversation and points you want to mention as you introduce yourself to employers.  You will not follow this style/format word for word, but it serves as an example as you prepare to communicate appropriately and confidently with employers.

My name is _________________________________________________, a freshman/sophomore/junior/senior, _______________________ major at UNC Wilmington.  I am very interested in your company because (focus on the employer, not your needs/desires). May I give you a copy of my resume?

I am interested in talking with you because _____________________________ (keep it employer focused while touching on what you can provide/bring to them. Intertwine your interests as appropriate.  Share how your background fits with an employer’s needs).  Share a story/experience that is relevant to your career/industry interests that would be appropriately memorable to an employer.

**Remember: this is a conversation and this serves as a guide with talking points**

Possible Talking Points:

Possible questions/comments to add to your 60-Second Commerical:

Multicultural Networking Reception

Additional Resources

Salisbury University Career Services
Developing Your 30-60 Second Commercial: Rollins Career Services
Win the Job You Want: Develop Your 60-Second Commercial (YouTube)
First Impressions
Tell Me About Yourself - Career Builder

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