Sunday, October 22, 2006

Are business cards really necessary in this information age?

Are business cards really necessary in this information age? You better believe they are. There is simply no substitute for getting out there and networking during your job search. Handing out your business card is a great way to keep them remembering you.

As you make your way through the hordes of people at career fairs and trade shows or have meetings with various executives, HR staff and other career contacts you may have, you must always carry a fresh supply of business cards to hand out when the time is right.

There's nothing worse than making a great contact, searching for a pen and writing your number on a napkin - that they're sure to lose. Personal business cards project an image of professionalism and leave a lasting impression.

If you think that creating a personal business card is time consuming, expensive and you must have a design background and creative flair, think again. I have designed a lot of my cards from

VistaPrint. They offer complimentary business cards and have lots of pre-made designs to choose from. You just pay a small shipping and handling fee.

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