Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Benefits of Business Cards!

Business cards are more versatile than you might give them credit for. They are no longer something just for executive business people. Now they are used as calling cards, networking cards, contact cards, appointment cards and more. Business cards hold all of your important information about who you are, what you do, and how to get in contact with you. Pair that with some fancy graphics and you have an excellent representation of yourself that you can use to further your career goals. Once you have business cards, you will be surprised at the amount of opportunities there will be to network and swap cards with other people. 
If you are new to the career scene, you may wish to create a networking card that focuses on your top qualities, or your personal brand. You could include a link to your linkedin profile which allows the recipient to access up to date, accurate information about you at their leisure, and all you did was give someone a card! They are doing the work and your expert linkedin profile is selling itself. Cool huh?
Business cards can be purchased from printing shops or online and average around $10-$20 CDN for 250-500.  It is not a huge investment for something that has so much impact on people. You can also enter those draws at restaurants where you drop a card into the bin for some free lunch! Why not do it?
Happy business-card-creating,

Becky, Sr. Career Assistant
Third Year Tourism and Environment Student

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