What Do You Do With Business Cards? | Job Search Radio

What should you do with all of the business cards you collect? Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you exactly what to do with them.

 

Summary

I want to talk with you about coping with all those business cards you receive at networking group meetings and other places.

I grew up in the days when business cards were very important and you want to collect as many cards as possible. In recent times they have fallen into a state where people don't really care about them as much. You could be in situations where collecting cards be of value to you. Your meeting someone in networking group; you're in an elevator and run into someone that you know and the easiest way to make connection is to exchange cards. The question becomes what you do with these cards?

Back in the stone ages, you toss them in a drawer, put a rubber band around them. If too many of them accumulated there. Obviously, we don't have to do that today. I is a product called Camcard. There are lots of different products out there like this one. Basically, what you do is scan the card, it populates different fields. You may have to do a bit of an edit after the scanning to make sure that the right data is in the fields. There will be an image of the card and the convenience of having it auto populate fields so that, this way, it's easy for you to get back in touch with people, easy for you to pull up to data for you to do that, and easy for you to stay in contact with them so that you can send that LinkedIn connection request to them right away.

 

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7 reasons why you need personal business cards, and 7 facts to include on them

By Bob McIntosh, CPRW, MBTI

This post garners the most views of any of my others. I’ve included a link to Jeff Altman’s video on personal business cards. Watch it.

A funny story I tell my workshop attendees is about how I ordered 250 personal business cards on www.vistaprint.com, only to find when I opened them that I’d spelled my occupation wrong: “worksop facilitator.”

There went 250 personal business cards into the trash.

I’m ashamed to put this in print, but I’m making a point; make sure you spell-check your order before submitting it. This is hardly the point of this blog post, though.

The overlying message is that, as a job seeker, there are seven reasons why you need  personal business cards and seven facts you must include on them.

 

 

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Own Your Identity with Personal Business Cards

Business cards that represent you and not the company you work for have enormous value. What should yours include?

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

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What to Do With Business Cards

 

What should you do with all of the business cards you collect? Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter tells you exactly what to do with them.


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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a recruiter for more than 40 years.

Follow him at the Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Pay what you want for his books and guides to job hunting.

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Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us.

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