Enhance Your Job Search with Business CardsBy Susan Morem
If you are looking for a job you know you need a resume. But have you thought about using a business card as well? A resume is standard when applying for a job or sending someone information about you, but it isn’t always the best or only option. It isn’t always necessary or even appropriate to hand out your resume, so what can you do when you want people to remember you? Use business cards!
Creating a business card is a wonderful (and inexpensive) way to promote yourself and help others to remember you. A card is easy to carry with you and can be a great networking tool, making it easy for people to remember you, help you, and pass your name on to others.
You can follow the standard business card format or create a card of your own. Put as much or as little information as you want on the card. You can’t go wrong; it isn’t expected, and having one will reflect favorably on you.
If you have a permanent address, include it. If you’re not sure where you’ll be living, consider including the city and state or region you are in. Knowing what part of the country you are in can be beneficial for someone setting up interviews or looking to fill a position in a particular area.
Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number; if someone is interested in talking with you they will most likely pick up the phone to call or send you an email.
Do what you can to convey what you offer, and to answer the question, "Why should I be interested in contacting you?" The card is a temporary tool to aid you during your job search—and a most valuable one. Create yours today!