Networking is a powerful tool for your job search so you want to hand a Career Networking Business Card to he new people you meet. I had business cards which identified be as a blogger, but this wasn’t the impression I wanted to leave on people during my job search. I wanted my new contacts to see me as a prospective marketing employee rather than just a blogger. Blogging is part of my work experience, but I’m not making it my job description. So I created a new business card to leave exactly the impression I wanted on my new contacts!
- Master’s in Marketing student
- Civil Engineer licensed in Texas
- Digital Marketing (12 years exp.)
* Email ~ obviously, this is my preferred method of contact
* Phone ~ just in case a new contact wants to talk to me in person
* LinkedIn URL ~ on the back of my card to encourage people to connect with me on LinkedIn
* Blog URL ~ also on the back, to encourage visits to my blog for entrepreneurs HeatherHernandez.com
What’s on your Business Card?
I attended a Resume Building workshop at my local library, and I was shocked when they told me “Do not apply for jobs through Linkedin”. I mean, isn’t the point of technology to do things smarter and faster? Well here’s why they gave that recommendation and why I’m following it!
Do you apply for jobs through LinkedIn or do you visit the company’s website to apply?
When I was in college for engineering, we learned how to apply continuous improvement to solve technical problems. I love the concept of continuous improvement so I try to apply it to all aspects of my life, including my resume! Here’s how I approach updating my resume to achieve continuous improvement:
What do you apply continous improvement to?
Now that I’m a college student, I’m happy that I’m eligible for student discounts! There don’t seem to be many out there, but these two discounts saved me a bunch of money. Instead of paying about $100 per month for cable TV I now pay $11.48 per month to stream Amazon Prime and Hulu (including Showtime) content on my smart TV.
If you’ve got a .edu email address, enjoy my favorite discounts for college students: