#HireMeHalifax Pitch Competition

Get Noticed by Halifax Employers

Are you a current post-secondary student or recent graduate (within the past two years)? Want a chance to win $1,000 and get noticed by Halifax employers? 

From February 4 to March 4, submit your best elevator pitch telling Halifax employers why they need you on their team. What makes you stand out from the crowd? How can your skillset benefit a business?

Your pitch should highlight your search for either full-time employment or experiential learning opportunities, such as co-ops, internships, or apprenticeships.

A panel of business leaders will select the top 10 pitches and those contestants will pitch live at the #HireMeHalifax networking event in March.

There, you will meet and network with 100+ Halifax employers. Anyone who submits a pitch will receive an invitation to this exclusive event!

Three winners will be awarded $1,000, $300 and $200 cash prizes!

How to Submit a Pitch

1. Shoot a 30 second video

Grab your smartphone and shoot a quick 30 second video telling Halifax employers why you should be their next hire. 
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?

Your pitch should include:

  1. Your name
  2. Your degree and field of work
  3. Whether you’re in search of a full-time or experiential learning opportunity
  4. Your career ambitions
  5. The type of company you want to work with
  6. What makes you stand out (relevant experience, soft and hard skills)

Pitch Criteria:

  • No more than 30 seconds long
  • Highlights your skills and what you can offer a business
  • Professional language and presentation
  • Business attire

In other words, BE YOURSELF, but keep it professional.

2. Submit it!

Upload your video to YouTube and submit the link hereSelect videos that meet the criteria will be posted on the Partnership's social media platforms. This is your opportunity to pitch your skills to over 20,000+ people. 

3. Attend the #HireMeHalifax Networking Event

Save the date for the #HireMeHalifax networking event in March 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!

In previous years, many attendees have landed interviews and some were even hired as a result of connections made at this event! 

Need to brush up on your networking skills?

Attend the Networking Workshop, hosted by the Partnership’s Connector team, just prior to the main event. This workshop will teach you how to make a great first impression, successfully network, and set yourself up for future success. 

To attend the Networking Workshop or to learn more about the Halifax Partnership's Connector Program, contact Nada Halaweh at halifaxpartnership.com.

Click here to read the Contest Rules & Submission Guidelines »