我承認，我曾經去過一次 Speed Dating ... 做「媒」。
我發現，「你的樣子如何，你受歡迎程度也必如何」於 Speed Dating 並非絕對。我眼見有參加者相貌平平，但自我介紹時風趣幽默，到自由活動環節時，異性都會主動親近。所以自我介紹對第一印象絕對有影響。
Self-intro 講咩好？ 記住以下呢3點：
1) 首先用簡單幾句說話總括你背景+工作經驗 (overview)
2) 重點講2-3個同嗰份工相關嘅 core skills (要自己 tailor-make)
例子 (interview for a Training Manager role)
"My name is David. I was made in HK, meaning I was born and educated here. I have 16 years of working experience. I spent my first 12 years as an HR and 4 years ago, I shifted my path and became a corporate trainer.
I have solid training design and delivery experience across Asia Pacific. My target audience are sales team as well as senior executives. I also collaborate with the HR team for talent development & succession planning.
I would like to step up in my career by joining a well-established MNC and focusing on L&D planning. I see from Linkedin your firm invests a lot in training & developing your staff. That's explain why I am interested in your company.
That's a bit about me. I welcome any questions you may have."
當然 recent graduate 同職場老手嘅 self-intro 會有一啲差別。但以上3點，萬變不離其宗。
時間上，大概分半鐘就可以 切忌超過兩分鐘。無需要講得太仔細， 以免之後 interview 冇嘢好問。
老實講，Speed Dating 同 Interview 無異，第一印象勝於一切。
想研究下點樣 draft 一個 solid gold self-intro? 歡迎PM。
PS: Speed Dating 當晚我當然沒有下文，就算有而家都唔會認 (shuuu...內子經常睇我專欄）