Friday, January 16, 2009
A few words on business cards


I'm not sure if I've said this before, but you should always have business cards, even if you don't currently have a job. Trying to network without one is unprofessional (scribbling your number on a piece of paper – yuck), so I recommend getting a small batch of personal ones printed up, which doesn't have to be very expensive.

When you design yours, consider leaving off your "job title." I was handed a business card the other day that had just the fellow's name and contact info on it, like an old-style calling card. (No, the one shown here is not the one I was given.) I appreciated that there was no clunky description like writer/editor. This solution is particularly useful for those who wear many hats, like maybe you moonlight as a DJ.

- Corinna vanGerwen
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Corinna vanGerwen


Corinna vanGerwen is a freelance editor and writer. She has worked as senior editor at Style at Home, senior design editor at Cottage Life and is the former Canadian Director of Ed2010. She has also held the position of operations manager at a boutique PR agency, where she handled strategic planning and daily operations.

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