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5 Point Message Template

The 5 Point Message For Interviews

  1. A 5 point agenda lets you organize your thoughts and deliver your key points thoroughly yet concisely.

  2. This will be most useful when you are asked -“Tell me about yourself”.

  3. You will use different parts of this agenda at different times in the interview.

  4. This answers questions most frequently asked in interviews.

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1. Professional Objective

In your professional objective, you name your area of work.

2. Elevator Pitch

Your Elevator Pitch is your value proposition. A short (10 second to 2 minute) summary which describes how well you can do the work defined by your professional objective.

3. Success Story

A story about a past success which may be relevant for the current job you are applying for. In recounting your past success use the Situation-Action-Result-Quote format.

4. Leaving Reasons

  • Be honest. But be very concise, avoid criticizing your previous organization. Avoid negativity. You need to look ahead.

  • Focus on why you are interested in this company for which you are interviewing.

5. Vision

At any level of the job, your future plans show enthusiasm and energy.

Professionals & Executives: Create a vision document which outlines a 30-60-90 day plan on how you would bring value to your new company.

Beginners: Outline a plan on where you see yourself in the next three years. Some examples are Self development trainings, areas you want to build expertise and experience in and goals.