Oral Resume

HOW TO CREATE AN ORAL RESUME — “The Two Minute Drill”

When you are asked “Tell me about yourself,” here’s how to respond. You should be able to cover all this within two minutes.

1. Name, Professional Designation, and Career Objective

My name is …
I am a …
I am seeking …

2.   Professional Background and Current Situation (if appropriate)

I have ___ years experience as…
My positions/assignments include …

3.   Education, Training, and Professional Preparation

My education and training have prepared me for …
I have ….

4.   Career Highlights and Recent Accomplishments

In my work as a _________, I have …
Most recently, I have…

5.   Relevance to the Potential Employer

I firmly believe my skills and experience could benefit you (or a_________________ company) in the following ways:

6.   Positive Closing

I am eager to …