Create a Business Card
Sometimes it is neither convenient nor appropriate to hand a résumé to a contact.
Some situations when sharing a business card would be more appropriate than presenting a résumé:
- Mix and mingle events
- Professional association meetings
- Professional development workshops
- A chance meeting of a potential network contact
Carry your cards in a business card case, for a professional look and to protect the cards from damage while you carry them in your pocket or purse.
Shop for a business card case that has a second pocket for storing cards that are given to you.
Share your business cards with potential network contacts and potential employers.
When a contact gives you their business card, it is an opportunity to offer yours in return.
When a contact hands you their business card, accept it and review it to show respect for the contact. It is impolite to accept a card and store it without giving it attention.
At Wright State, you can order business cards printed at the Wright Copy Center, 181 Student Union, (937) 775-5784.
Want to Know More?
Review a sample business card format created by Career Services staff. These samples download in portable document format, readable using Adobe® Acrobat Reader®.