You don't need a job to have a personal business card. In fact, having a business card is a key tool to have in your toolbox when you're on the job hunt.
As you venture from networking group to networking group, or in case of an unexpected meeting with a potential contact, it's important to have a card with all of your information that you can quickly dispense. Additionally, a personal business card conveys a sense of professionalism that will set you apart from other recent college graduates.
With a business card, you are making it easy for your contacts to:
- Remember you
- Take you seriously
- CONTACT YOU!
Be sure to include your name, e-mail, phone number, professional website link and an indication of the job you are seeking. For instance, if you just graduated college with a broadcast journalism degree, you likely had hands-on experience as a student-professional in your field. As an example, I was a daily reporter and editor for WRHU, Radio Hofstra University.
Therefore, don't be intimidated to place on your business card...
Matt Brooks – Reporter,
Jess Chang – Editor, or
Meg Young – Print Journalist
Business cards are a relatively cheap investment that can pay off BIG TIME in the end.