If you don't already have a solid elevator pitch, you're doing yourself a disservice. [TWEET]
"Oh, I'm looking for anything," you might tell well-meaning friends who ask.
It's a problem.
Because in today's economy, no employer is looking for a "VP, Anything", or a "Director of Whatever Needs to Be Done." They're looking for an experienced professional who can solve specific problems.
When you're thinking about moving jobs, you need to have a brief, pithy assertion of who you are and what you're qualified to do. It's important that you be able to explain to an old colleague, or a new connection, in 30 seconds or less, what it is that you're looking for.
That's called an "elevator pitch" — a concise statement of your abilities and goals that can be shared in the time it takes an elevator to go to the top floor.