Elevator pitch – Vocabulary explained
career -the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life.
Example (Eg.). He’s hoping for a career in the police force/as a police officer.
CEO – Chief Executive Officer : the person with the most important position in a company
Eg. Our CEO is the youngest we’ve had to head our company.
rare – not common or frequent; very unusual.
Eg. It’s very rare to find someone who speaks Spanish in our company. There are not too many people who speak Spanish in our company.
“sell” your talents – an idiom which means to convince someone about your expertise, the special things you can do well.
Eg. You should be able to sell your talents during a job interview.
actually – really, in fact
Eg. I didn’t actually write the minutes of the meeting, but I sent it to everyone.
short and sweet – short but satisfying or relevant
Eg. This morning’s meeting was short and sweet, it didn’t take too long but had all the information I needed.
build your network – getting to know more people that could be helpful to your work or business
Eg. To build your network, you need to meet the right people.
expertise -to have a high level of knowledge or skill
Eg. The database is simple to use and needs no expertise at all.
focus – the main or central point of something, especially of attention or interest
Eg. In a long meeting, it’s easy to lose focus on the objective of the meeting.
in a nutshell – you say this when you want to give a summary of something in a few words, with only the main points.
Eg. What’s wrong with the presentation? In a nutshell, it’s long and boring!
complicate -to make something more difficult to manage, do, or understand
Eg. These new rules have complicated the tax system even more.
business jargon – special words and expressions that are hard for those outside that business group to understand
Eg. He used so much business jargon in his presentation that I didn’t understand anything he said!
achieved – past tense of “to achieve”. To succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim, especially after a lot of work or effort
Eg. She finally achieved her goal of becoming the youngest CEO of the company.
a known problem – a problem that everyone has heard about
Eg. Not having enough qualified project managers is a known problem in our company.
opportunity – a situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something
Eg. I would love the opportunity to work in your company.
confident – to be sure of your abilities
Eg. He is confident he is the right person for the job.
outcome – a result or effect of an action or situation
Eg. It’s too early to know the outcome of the meeting.
Now it’s time to test your knowledge on the words you just learnt by doing this little quiz below.