The Elevator Pitch Recruiters Use at Your Company

The Elevator Pitch Recruiters Use at Your Company

We get one chance at first impressions. What is the message that your company delivers to critical talent groups your company targets?

Listen in on what our panelists have to say.

This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.


Our Panelists…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Craig Natale TA Leaders Head, Global Talent Acquisition Partners Jazz Pharmaceuticals
Ingrid Smith TA Leaders Director Global Talent Acquisition Globalization Partners
Krystan Silva Recruiting DCBmore Talent Acquisition Manager Looking for Work
Steven Rosenblum Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition and HR Operations Leader Level 5 Partners

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We asked our attendees, “Have you created your own “elevator pitch” that you use with candidates when talking with them for the first time?”

Here are their answers:

  • Absolutely - I use it for every candidate regardless of role and tailor it from there.
  • Absolutely... It was essential to getting their interest and drive to truly compete for the role.
  • By position
  • By summarizing the top reasons to join our organization
  • Each conversation in genuine and unique based on the candidate,unless you are referring to phone screening questions
  • informally with teams and formally with marketing org.
  • No - not one I'm happy with. I'm looking for best practices here
  • No, just the basic intro and can use the help
  • None
  • Not yet
  • Working for vcfo affords you the opportunity to schedule work around your life with our variable hours model for consulting.
  • Yes
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  • Yes
  • Yes - and it is slightly different depending on the level of the candidate I am speaking with.
  • Yes and no
  • Yes and no.
  • Yes and no. I used elevator pitches on the agency side all the time, but haven't as much on the corp side.
  • Yes but is in need of some improvement!
  • Yes!
  • Yes! Mine is very long though!
  • yes! we are working on it now
  • yes, but it needs to be shorter!
  • Yes, it's slightly different for each role.
  • Yes.
  • Yes; 3 of them...entry level, middle, and senior candidates

Some of the attendees…

Name & LinkedIn Profile Group Title Company
Amanda Mich Senior Recruiter Heidrick & Struggles
Dan Baker Recruiting Atlanta Senior Corporate Recruiter Healthstat
Deb Ryan Recruiting Boston Contract Recruiter USI Insurance Services
Chelsea Alfano Recruiting Boston Recruiter U-Haul International
JENNIFER ONEIL Recruiting Boston Talent Acquisition Manager Forward Financing (previous)
David Anderson Recruiting Boston Recruiting Consultant Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Jessica Marotta Recruiting Boston Principal, Talent Acquisition Forrester
Sarah Schaefer Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter Fresenius Kabi USA
Tina Ramirez Recruiting Chicago Senior Recruiter R.J. O'Brien & Associates
Jeanette Young Recruiting Chicago Director Talent Acquisition EN Engineering
Lisa Wrezel Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Lead Centric Consulting
Claudia Castaneda Recruiting Chicago Sr Talent Advisor U.S. Cellular
Tyler Byrd Recruiting Chicago Talent Acquisition Manager West Monroe Partners
Tim Reiter Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Manager Vizient
Pam Squire Recruiting Dallas Talent Acquisition Professional Catasys
John Przybylek Recruiting Denver Senior Technical Recruiter CAI
Delaina Silva Recruiting Denver Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant SDL plc
Martin Hancock Recruiting Denver Sr. Technical Recruiter Alteryx
Vira Garcia Recruiting Houston Director of Recruiting vcfo
Khadija Washington Recruiting Houston Senior Recruiter Southwest Airlines
Katie Lundgaard Recruiting Houston Talent Acquisition Manager Cimarron Software Services
Natalie DiChiaro Recruiting Houston Contract Corporate Recruiter Indorama Ventures PCL
Susan Collins Recruiting Houston Director, Talent Acquisition - Stores & Employer Branding Talbots
Cynthia Lopez Recruiting LA Sr. Regional Healthcare Recruiter CVHCare
Bianca Medici Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Manager Havas Edge
Lance Hunsicker Recruiting LA Executive Recruiter Parsons Corporation
Jennifer Ward Recruiting LA Talent Acquisition Recruiter - IT/Marketing Farmers Insurance
Deanna Berry Recruiting LA Human Resources Manager CASA of Los Angeles
Cindy Wong Recruiting LA Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Princess Cruises
Michelle McKnight Recruiting LA Senior Recruiter Herbalife
Becky Gramenz Recruiting Minneapolis Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist Looking for Work
Cheryl Ridgway Recruiting Nashville Senior Recruiter Charter
Alexa Montane Recruiting NYC Talent Acquisition Partner Realogy Holdings Corp.
Jenna Kalish Recruiting NYC Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition WebMD
Nancie Meeks Recruiting Phoenix Senior Corporate Recruiter Insight Enterprises, Inc.
Ann Whitacre Recruiting Phoenix Talent Acquisition Partner Clearway Energy Group
Marita Arevalo Recruiting Seattle Recruiter Aegis Living
Abby Dooley Recruiting Seattle Recruiter (Technical) Edifecs
Chaz Bantle Recruiting Seattle Senior Recruiter Bulletproof 360
Melissa Lapena Recruiting SFBA Manager Talent Acquisition Constellation Brands
Nick Mailey Recruiting SFBA Vice President of Talent Acquisition Equinix
Danielle French Recruiting SFBA Senior Recruiter - Non Tech VMware
Svitlana Sikora Recruiting SFBA SWE Leadership Sourcing Recruiter Facebook
Megan Dent Recruiting SFBA Recruiting Manager Aurora
Audrey Fong Recruiting SFBA Talent Acquisition Manager cPrime
Chris Teresi Recruiting SFBA Sr. Recruiter (G&A) Palo Alto Networks
Radhika Aggarwal Recruiting SFBA Senior Technical Recruiter Macy's
Katie Hoffmeister Recruiting.Work Talent Acquisition Recruiter H&A Architects & Engineers
Glenn Murani TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Optima Global Solutions
JoDee Klinker TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Carson Group
Joseph O'Boyle TA Leaders Global Head of Talent Acquisition - Customer Operations London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)
Bix Cruz TA Leaders US Head of Recruiting, Airbus Urban Mobility (Vahana, UTM, Voom and Systems) Airbus
Kevin Francis TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition Lark Technologies
Khursheed Irani TA Leaders Head of Talent Acquisition cPrime
Chrissy Gibson TA Leaders VP/Talent Acquisition Delivery Consultant, Senior UMB Bank
Nick Moore TA Leaders Director of Recruiting sbe Lifestyle Hospitality
Rachel Racr TA Leaders Field Director of Talent Acquisition Medical City Healthcare (Formerly HCA North Texas)
Marti Pranger TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Empower Partnerships
Joseph Yeh TA Leaders Head of Talent Apex.AI
Julie Fontaine TA Leaders Director of Talent Acquisition EXPRESS
Brad Vollmert TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Creospan
Kevin Oram TA Leaders Director, Talent Acquisition Operations DreamWorks Animation
Kelly Usher TA Leaders Director Of Recruiting Northwestern Mutual
Nancee Martin TA Leaders Managing Director Corporate Recruiting AvAirPros

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