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Business Cards serve several purposes, but they contain your basic contact information so people can get in touch with you.

I am an advocate for a simple, minimalist business card – not too busy.

Include you name, title, and contact information – address, telephone number(s), email address, social media reference (Linked In Profile).

Optionally, on the back you may include 3-6 areas of expertise.

While not required, a simple graphic is desirable, in that it may help your business card stand out from others in a stack and make it more easily identifiable.

Here are a few ways to use a business card:

  • keep some in your wallet/purse for those impromptu opportunities and introductions
  • keep some in a special business card case for larger networking gatherings, trade shows, meetings
  • keep some in your job search work area at home to include with correspondence and in your leave-behind packages

You can buy business cards from many local print shops, or order online.

You can make business cards with card stock from an office supply store like Staples or Office Depot.

You can order business cards online (free) at some websites.

I suggest you make a mock-up of your business card and circulate it for feedback before committing to a print run, to prevent those tiny errors from becoming glaring errors. An error on a business card may be used as a filter to screen candidates out of the hiring process, so as simple as they may be, it’s worth the extra scrutiny to get them right.

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