Get Noticed by Halifax Employers
Are you a soon-to-be or recent graduate 30 years old or under? Want a chance to win $1,000 and get noticed by Halifax Employers?
From February 6 to midnight on March 5, 2017, submit your best elevator pitch telling Halifax employers why they need you on their team. What makes you stand out from the crowd? How are you a Game Changer for a business?
A panel of business leaders will select the top three pitches and award $1,000, $300 and $200 cash prizes to the best pitches. Finalists will also have the opportunity to give a "live" elevator pitch at the March 21st Game Changers #HireMeHalifax event where you will meet and network with 100+ Halifax employers. (Anyone who submits a pitch will receive an invitation to this exclusive event.)
How to Submit a Pitch
1. Shoot a 30 second video
Grab your smartphone and shoot a quick 30 second video telling Halifax employers how you'd be a Game Changer for their companies.
Your pitch should include:
- Your name
- Your degree and field of work (ie. communications, engineering, accounting, program development, etc.)
- Your career ambitions
- The type of company you want to work with
- Why you are the right person for the job or company. What makes you stand out? Include your relevant experience, soft and hard skills, passion, drive and enthusiasm.
- Video is no more than 30 seconds long
- Highlight your skills and what you have to offer a business
- Professional language and presentation
- Business attire
In other words, BE YOURSELF, but keep it professional. Think of it this way. If you met the CEO of your dream company and had only 30 seconds to introduce yourself, what would you say and how would you say it? What do you want them to remember about you?
2. Submit it!
Upload your video to YouTube and fill out the contest form below (or HERE).
All videos that meet the criteria will be posted on the Partnership's Facebook and Twitter platforms. This is your opportunity to pitch your skills to over 15,000+ people.
3. Attend the #HireMeHalifax Event
Come to our Game Changers: #HireMeHalifax event on March 21, 2017 for your chance to meet some of the top youth employers in Halifax. The best way to find a job is to get out there and meet people in your industry. FREE admission for students/recent graduates, the #HireMeHalifax event is a great opportunity to network and connect with employers in your field. At last year's event, many attendees landed interviews and some were even hired from the event!
Register for #HireMeHalifax NOW!
Need to brush up on your networking skills?
There is also an opportunity to participate in the Networking Workshop just prior to the main event. Put on by our Connector Team, this workshop will teach you how to make a great first impression, successfully network and set yourself up for future success.
To participate in the Networking Workshop or to learn more about the Halifax Partnership's Connector Program, contact Denise De Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 902.490.6460.
Click here to read the Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines »
Watch entries from last year »
About the Game Changers Program
Every year, Nova Scotia experiences a net loss of 1,300 young people ages 20-29, taking their vision, talent, energy, income, and drive with them. The unemployment rate with Nova Scotians 20-29 is 9.7%; higher than the national average (for those 20-29) and higher than Nova Scotia's overall unemployment rate of 8.3%. The Halifax Partnership launched the Game Changers Action Plan to retain young talent like you in our city, a critical factor in growing our city. Through the Game Changers program, you can connect with employers eager to hire young talent and gain a competitive edge in pitching yourself to companies you want to work with.
Learn more about Halifax Game Changers »