Condensing everything you’ve done in your life into a 30-second statement that packs a punch can feel as challenging as trying to stuff an elephant into a Volkswagen Beetle. So says Nancy Collamer on Forbes.com. Yet 30 seconds is about as long as you’ll have when you are trying to pitch yourself to a prospective boss or someone you are networking with who might be able to help you land a job. Collamer helps you develop a knock-out elevator pitch in just nine steps, starting with clarifying your job target. You can read more about the first step and find out what other eight steps you should take by clicking here.