Personal Business Cards For Job Hunting


Personal business cards are an important part of making first and lasting impressions, so be sure your card provides the right information.

Whether attending a job fair, career networking event, social gathering, or meeting a contact one-on-one, it’s a good idea to have a job-focused business card. You will come across as a professional because you are now representing a company called “Me, Inc.”. Having your card will also make it easy for those whom you meet to follow up with you.

Ordering Cards

Business cards today are easy to order and usually have a fast turnaround time. VistaPrint offers digital ordering for as little as $9.99 for 500 cards (the samples below were created on their site). If you’re uncomfortable with ordering online, pay a visit to your local Office Depot, Staples, Office Max, or other print shops.

Business Card Examples

These are some general guidelines to follow in choosing a design for your business card:

  • First Name, Last Name

  • Job Objective

  • Summarize your education, work experience, career highlights

  • Contact information (phone and/or email, social media)

or,

  • First Name, Last Name

  • Qualifications (list up to three)

  • Contact information (phone and/or email, social media)

Helpful Hints

  • Don’t skimp on business cards; pass them out liberally.

  • Don’t put cutesy graphics or religious symbols on your card; keep it about business.

  • Create an easy introduction: when first meeting someone, make it easier for them to remember your first name by handing them your card as you greet them.

  • Create opportunities: when someone has one of your personal business cards, they are more likely to contact you.

Statistics say that your next job will probably come through someone you know or meet, rather than a job posting. Make sure to have your personal business cards ready and make the most out of those connections!

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