You never know when or where you will meet someone who can help you in your career. One morning while out at breakfast, a friend of mine met an Accountant who was studying for their CPA test. He recognized the books she was reading as books he had used to study for the exam. They started a conversation. She told him the company she worked for was actively looking for CPA’s. He gave her his business card. A few days later he received a call from the company recruiter and later landed the job.
Business cards still work and you should always carry a few with you. Here are 3 reasons you need a business card when job hunting.
NetworkingWhether you are at an Interview, Job Fair or just hanging out with friends…you never know when you will meet someone who can help you in your job hunt or career adventure. Having that convenient little piece of paper in your pocket to hand out can open doors. Every candidate or service is not found online. More than a few times, I have passed my card along to someone and they passed it on to someone else who called me. Without placing that business card in someone hands, I probably would not have been called.
ConnectingHanding someone you meet a personal business card is a great way to connect and make it easy for people to get back in contact with you. I keep a stack of business cards on me because I never know who I may meet. Plus, folks these days don’t always have a pen handy or know how to capture your number quickly on their smart phones. Make sure someone can get back to you or give your information to someone else.
ProfessionalismAlthough it is acceptable to write you information down on a scrap of paper and hand it to someone that you think can “open a door” for you, it’s not the best way for them to remember you. Having a business card to hand out is the little touch that lets them know you are professional.
What to include on your Job Hunting Business Card
- Your Name
- Your Professional Title/Tag Line (Be Specific)
- Your City and State Only (optional)
- Your Phone Number
- Your Social Media adresses
- Your Website
- Your Email
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