One-page pitches for a job

Illustrative representation of One-page pitches for a job

What's a one-page pitch?

Have you ever heard of an elevator pitch? It’s a short (less than 30 seconds) verbal summary of your skills, experience and career goals you could tell a potential employer in the time it takes to travel in an elevator together.

This type of summary in written-form is known as a ‘one-page pitch’ or a ‘one-page job proposal’.

What's the difference between a one-page pitch and a cover letter?

A one-page pitch is more about the employer, your understanding of their business and how your skills will help the business. A cover letter is used to detail your suitability for a specific role (e.g. ‘I would like to apply for the position of …’).

When to use a one-page pitch:

A one-page pitch can be the perfect way to introduce yourself to employers you want to work for, even if they aren’t currently advertising a specific vacancy.

Your pitch must be tailored to the specific employer and potential roles in the business – you can’t take short cuts when using this job search approach.

It’s a chance to explain how your personal qualities, and the skills and experience you have built through previous jobs or, for those without previous work experience, through involvement in community activities or volunteering, make you a perfect fit for the role/business.

Want to find out more?

For more information on writing a one-page pitch check out our tip sheet ‘Writing a one-page pitch’.

These tools can help you:

…Or you can browse Job Jumpstart for other ideas and suggestions of what to do next.