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Business Cards

Successful marketing requires communicating a positive professional image of yourself to your potential employers. A key tool used for this purpose is a business card. A business card serves as a convenient reminder of your contact information, while introducing you and your brand. Regardless of how you choose to print your business cards, remember to include these basic elements:

  • Your name and title (or degree, major, and graduation date)
  • Your mailing address, phone and fax numbers
  • Your email address
  • Your website address and portfolio address (only use professional sites)
  • Optional: You may also include specific information about yourself, such as: your career goals, top skills you offer to an employer, honors, or awards
  • Optional: Your logo (either design one yourself or consider using your school's logo) Customize your card and make it memorable

 

Creating Business Cards

Creating a business card can seem overwhelming; however, there are many resources you can utilize to simplify this process. One option is to create a business card online through websites such as: staples.com, OfficeDepot.com and vistaprint.com. These websites are easy to navigate and will walk you through each step. Cost varies depending on the website and printing options selected.

Another option is to create your own business card using Microsoft Publisher, Word or other advanced design programs such as Adobe Illustrator or InDesign. Keep in mind that if you create your own business cards, some business card printing companies may not accept your file format and you will have to buy card stock or blank business cards.

 

How To Make a Business Card: Microsoft Publisher

  • Open publisher and go to publications by print: select business cards.
  • Select plain paper.
  • Preview designs, click on the design you like.
  • In the design tab, you can change the design of your business card.
  • Select your color scheme in the color scheme tab.
  • Select your font in the font scheme tab.
  • Enter your information.
  • Save and print your business card.

 

How To Make a Business Card: Microsoft Word

  • Open Word and open a new document.
  • Click on help and select Microsoft Office online in the drop down menu.
  • In the Microsoft Office online page, type 'business card' in the search box and click go.
  • Choose the design that you would like and click "download."
  • The templates will pop-up in a new Microsoft Word document. You can either change the information on each card individually or change the information on one card and paste the cell into the table.
  • Save and print your business card.


How to Create Your Own Business Card Using Facebook

  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click on “About” under your basic info on your Timeline.
  3. Scroll down to “Contact Info” and roll over the little business card icon — you should see a rollover box that will direct you to MOO.com. In order to take advantage of the 50 Free offer, Facebook users will need to have enabled Timeline.

About Moo.com:

We help our customers print things like Business Cards, Postcards and MiniCards, making it easy for them to share information about themselves or their business in the real world.

 

For more information, download business card instructions and samples.

by Reineck, Allison A last modified Dec 11, 2013 11:50 AM

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