What's Talent Jam?

A one-of-a-kind pitch event where job seekers and employers connect through 1-minute open-mic elevator pitches.

Not only are Talent Jams a great way for job seekers to connect with potential employers and employers to local talent, but participants learn the essential skill of effectively pitching their talents professionally.

What's Talent Jam?

A one-of-a-kind pitch event where job seekers and employers connect through 1-minute open-mic elevator pitches.

Not only are Talent Jams a great way for job seekers to connect with potential employers and employers to local talent, but participants learn the essential skill of effectively pitching their talents professionally.

Master Your 1-Minute Elevator Pitch

Talent Jams consist of a two-part program.  First are live, 1-minute, open mic pitches, where both job seekers and employers describe their talents or talent needs to the audience.  Next is casual networking that's made more authentic and natural by the context gained from the pitches.

Have Talent

(Job Seekers)
You’re awesome and you’ve got 60 seconds to tell local businesses just what makes you a badass team member. Let that personality shine, friend!
    Register For A Talent Jam!

    Need Talent

    (Employers)
    You have 60 seconds to tell the best local talent why your organization rocks. Don’t just tell them what jobs you have open, tell everyone why they want to work with you!
      Register For A Talent Jam!
      The Most Authentic Way to Find Local Work (and Talent)!

      Talent Jam... How it Works

      Our events are fun, unique and authentic! Here's what you can expect:

      1. Prepare to Pitch at Talent Jam

      Whether at Talent Jam or another event, we want to help you nail your time on stage. We help you with great resources to help you execute the perfect elevator pitch!

      2. Dueling 1-Minute Elevator Pitches

      Get excited! You’re one of the stars of the Talent Jam event. You’re setting yourself apart by getting up on stage and pitching to the audience!

      3. Purpose Driven Networking

      Making authentic connections is easier now that you’ve pitched on stage. Get out there and make opportunity happen!

      4. Opportunity Follow-up

      Don’t let the energy fizzle. Reach out after the Talent Jam event and cement those connections!

      1. Prepare to Pitch at Talent Jam

      Whether at Talent Jam or another event, we want to help you nail your time on stage. We help you with great resources to help you execute the perfect elevator pitch!

      2. Dueling 1-Minute Elevator Pitches

      Get excited! You’re one of the stars of the Talent Jam event. You’re setting yourself apart by getting up on stage and pitching to the audience!

      3. Purpose Driven Networking

      Making authentic connections is easier now that you’ve pitched on stage. Get out there and make opportunity happen!

      4. Opportunity Follow-up

      Don’t let the energy fizzle. Reach out after the Talent Jam event and cement those connections!

      Want to host a Talent Jam in your city?

      Talent Jams are hosted and managed by approved local organizers, called Community Leaders.  Community Leaders receive step-by-step training on how to plan, promote, and present Talent Jam events in their local markets.

      Ideal Community Leaders are organizations, groups, and individuals who are committed to connecting job seekers to local work opportunities in new and innovative ways, such as colleges and universities, chambers, workforce development groups, industry groups or trade organizations, and professional associations.
      BECOME AN ORGANIZER
      Talent Jams are hosted and managed by approved local organizers, called Community Leaders.  Community Leaders receive step-by-step training on how to plan, promote, and present Talent Jam events in their local markets.

      Ideal Community Leaders are organizations, groups, and individuals who are committed to connecting job seekers to local work opportunities in new and innovative ways, such as colleges and universities, chambers, workforce development groups, industry groups or trade organizations, and professional associations.
      BECOME AN ORGANIZER

      Talent Jam Testimonials

      "As SOON as I walked off stage, I had someone come up to me and say, “You’re the person I’m looking for!”
      Jason Perry - University North Carolina Asheville Alumni
      "It’s like open-mic night for finding a job or hiring somebody. You get one minute to try to convince somebody to hire you and that’s a lot of fun!"
      Jeff Kaplan - Product Owner, Anthroware
      "It was a fun high-energy event that got candidates and employers more involved in the recruiting process!”
      Natalie Shaft - Human Resource Director, Biltmore Farms
      "The short pitch format kept peoples' attention and also kept the energy high. Will most definitely participate again.”
      Flori Pate - The Dig Local App
      "Talent Jam was refreshingly different, in that it had a professional yet fun and relaxed vibe. I really felt I could just be myself and the conversations and networking just flowed."
      Kerry Bobber - Poofas
      "Talent Jam allowed me to network, market, and potentially hire a new staff member ALL in the same night."
      Dr. Derek Kasten - One Love Chiropractic
      "I love the way it has organized the pitch format to be fast paced which in turn, encourages participants to concisely ask for what they want."
      Paul Mazzola - TerraForma
      "It was wonderful. The energy is phenomenal. A great opportunity to introduce your talents, as well as, who you are and what you bring to the community."
      Sunny Church - Business Development for Barnes and Noble

      About Talent Jam

      Talent Jam is a connectivity program that creates a direct, personal, and authentic connection between local talent and the organizations that need them.

      In partnership with:
      NCIDEA.org
      Catawba Valley Community College

      Contact Information

      Email us at
      information@thetalentjam.com 
      to start the conversation!

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