Business Cards During a Job Search – Resume Business Cards

This is the next installment of our discussion regarding the use of business cards during a job search. We’ll be discussing Resume Business Cards.

Resume Business Cards

A resume business card takes the networking card one step further (See previous post). Here you may expand descriptive information on the front of the card, and put key qualifications and accomplishments on the back. Focus on your top two or three accomplishments (or qualifications), not on job titles or duties.

This next point is optional, but leave a little white space at the bottom of the back of the card, allowing the recipient room to jot a note about you. Hopefully the note will read, “Need to call.”

It’s fine to mix and match the concepts of the three forms of business cards (Traditional, Networking, and Resume). For example, you may determine that it would be best received by your target audience that the front of the card has a traditional look. But, on the back, you may choose to put a branding statement and a couple of achievements.  That’s fine. Exercise your best business judgement.

This topic is covered in more detail in The Motivated Job Search. You can check out the book on Amazon.

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Business Cards During a Job Search – The Networking Business Card

Networking Business Cards

Networking business cards contain the same key contact information as a traditional card, except this variety also has a title and a concise statement regarding your career focus and unique value proposition or brand. Remember to keep the messaging consistent between your networking card, your elevator speech, your LinkedIn profile, your resume, and so on. With some variations, the theme of these job-seeking tools must align. 

This topic is covered in more detail in The Motivated Job Search. You can also check out the book on Amazon.

Please comment.

For (almost) daily job search thoughts, follow me on Twitter: @bhowardauthor

© 2016 Brian E. Howard. All rights reserved. No part of this response or post may be used or reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, digital, photocopying, or recording, without the expressed written permission from the author.