Use Your Business Cards to Promote Your Name
Business cards are used in the professional world for several reasons. Some professionals hand them out to help colleagues stay on top of their latest contact information. Others use business cards to let people know about their business or the skills they have to offer a company. Overall, business cards can be a great promotional vehicle. Whether you are a recent college graduate, unemployed seeking work, or a seasoned professional who is already employed, business cards can only strengthen your professional image. Here are some tips to use your business cards to promote your name.
1. Professional Title: Always include a title to accompany your name. Whether it's 'Freelance Writer' or 'Certified Public Accountant', having a title is a great way to highlight who you are and what you do. The professional title you use is easy to determine if you are employed or do freelance work. If you are unemployed looking for work, include in the title the position you are seeking. An example could be: 'Professional seeking career in Accounting'.
2. Social Media Information: Leverage your social media information on your card. You won't have enough room on your business card to actually discuss all your career experience or display your type of personality. By including your social media information, employers and colleagues will be able to quickly find your social media accounts and take a look at your entire body of work and how you interact with others online.
3. List of Qualifications: A brief list of your qualifications is always good to include on your business cards. Think of it as a condensed version of your summary of qualifications which are typically included on a resume. These can be formatted as bullet points on the other side of your card, which is where double-sided business cards come in handy!