Job or Not, Get a Business Card

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:

  1. Remember you
  2. Take you seriously

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.

Next: Dos and Don'ts of Handling Business Cards

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John Walker

a good thing also to do is either laminate the card or get the peel back refrigerator magnets to mount them on. I increased my call backs by 5 to 1 with the magnets!

May 25 2010 at 5:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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