Do I Need a Business Card?

Posted by Julie Feinerman on September 19, 2011
Do I Need a Business Card?

The short answer to this question is “Yes.” Even if you don’t have a full-time position, a business card shows that you take your career seriously and will help you stand out from the competition.

5 Ways to show you mean Business

1. Full Name

2. Tag line
As a student, your tagline should consist of two to three words that describe who you are, what your career goals are, or what you can offer an employer. Example: Creative Software Engineer.

3. Contact info
Include your phone number, professional email address, and current mailing address.

4. Links 
Here’s the place to list the URL of your LinkedIn profile, blog, website, or Twitter account. But don’t overdo it: Two or three links is plenty. And take care to link only to sites that you update regularly and that are intended for recruiters’ eyes.

5. Logo
A personalized logo adds
character to an otherwise drab affair. If you feel unqualified, ask someone with design expertise to whip up a graphic that fits you—even if it’s a simple monogram.


Quick Response Code 
A QR code is a two-dimensional barcode that recruiters can scan with a smartphone to quickly visit the site of your choice. Though including one is certainly not the norm, it will show that you’re a tech-savvy early adopter. The codes are a bit unsightly, however, so you’ll probably want to place yours on the card’s back side. Free QR-code
generators can be found online.

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