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Three Must-Haves For Your Career This Fall

autumnWell, it’s officially autumn and 2013 is in the home stretch now. Inspired by this post on The Daily Muse, there are a few ways to buckle down this fall.

1. Set year-end goals. The piece points out, “Take a look at your last performance review and your current workload, and think about one big thing outside of your typical day-to-day duties you can focus on this quarter. Is there a long-term, back-burner project you’d love to wrap up by the end of the year (or a new one you’d love to pitch to your boss)?”

We know you can do it — set aside blocks of time (even 20 minutes) on a daily basis to get focused on your goal. Read more

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Four Ways to Rock an Elevator Pitch

Want to create a stellar elevator pitch that will open doors? According to a piece published by Boston, a successful one will not only grab the attention of the listener, it will lay out a solution, adjust to the audience and of course, demand action as well.

For job seekers in the media, of course, this entails being succinct with the pitch and grabbing the listener’s attention.

Lennox Chase writes in the piece, “A tagline is a terrific means to arousing interest. An example is, ‘We are the XYZ of the widget industry.’ Your tagline should be comprised of your core purpose and grab your audience’s attention…A straightforward description of your services, products or skills delivered in 30 seconds or less is the ideal length of your message.”

For freelancers and full-time job seekers alike, it’s important to sell your brand; in essence, selling yourself. In doing so, Chase writes in the piece the pitch “must be a solution that resolves a primary need.” In other words, it’s not so much what you can provide but how you can fill their needs, fill the holes, and answer their nagging problems.

The key is not being so steadfast in the pitch that it’s not subject to change. After all, each prospective client or employer may have different needs.

Lastly, tying a bow on the pitch entails enticing the listener to act. Whether it’s scheduling a follow up meeting or asking to meet key decision makers, it’s inappropriate to outright ask for a job. What is important is simply continuing the conversation.

Chase reminds us in the article: “Your elevator pitch is a way to lay a foundation of mutuality that creates the potential for a long-term relationship.”

Elevator Pitch: Jux Is Blogging Without the Crap

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler chats with Jux CEO Ted Metcalfe. Jux is a personal publishing platform that allows users to create immersive, full-screen collections of photos, videos, and words. The startup says it’s like blogging without all of the crap.

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Elevator Pitch: Piictu Founder Pitches Photo App

In the latest episode of mediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler meets with piictu founder Jonathan Slimak. Piictu is a mobile app that allows people to collaborate using pictures.

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Elevator Pitch: Fashion Startup Shops for Investors

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with entrepreneur Ella Gorgla about her startup, I-Ella, an online marketplace where users can buy, swap, sell, and borrow clothes, accessories, and shoes.

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Elevator Pitch: Kogeto Brings 360º Video to iPhone

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Kogeto founder and CEO Jeff Glasse about the Dot, his company’s panoramic video iPhone attachment, which was built with funding from Kickstarter.

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Elevator Pitch: Meporter Makes Everyone a Reporter

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks with Andy Leff about his startup Meporter, a local news site that empowers citizen journalists to share stories as they’re happening (not to be confused with Stephen Colbert’s meReport 6700).

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Elevator Pitch: One-on-One with OnSwipe CEO

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler gets pitched by OnSwipe CEO Jason Baptiste, who says his company’s tablet publishing platform is “insanely easy.”

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Elevator Pitch: Is Zaarly the Next Big Thing?

In the latest episode of “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler talks to Bo Fishback, CEO and co-founder of the buyer powered online marketplace Zaarly.

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Elevator Pitch: Is Gojee the Next Big Thing?

In this episode of MediabistroTV’s “Elevator Pitch,” host Alan Meckler gets pitched by Michael LaValle, the CEO of recipe curation site Gojee.

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So, what do you think? Is Gojee the next big thing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section…

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