Your 5 Minute Career “Homework”

Posted August 25, 2013 by Career Girl Network in Features

Sure, it’s been a while since you’ve been in school. But here at Career Girl Network, every Sunday night, we’re bringing you “Homework” – a simple task that will take less than 10 minutes (most less than 5) and still have a significant impact on your career.

Here’s your homework for tonight!

Order business cards. You might think, “What do you mean? I have business cards for my job.” You’re right! You likely have a business card that says your job title and your work email. But what if you’re networking in the job search? Or maybe meeting someone personally you’re not comfortable sharing your work information with?

Take 5 minutes tonight using a website like Their business cards are pre-designed and you’ll have a card in your cart in less than 5 minutes!

Here’s what you should include:

  • Your full name
  • Some kind of “title” – consider something nondescript like “Marketing Professional” or something similar to your LinkedIn profile title
  • Your personal email address
  • Twitter handle or LinkedIn profile if you have one
  • A personal website if you have one

Good luck! Pass out those cards, and perhaps someone personally or professionally will “call you maybe.”

About the Author

Career Girl Network

Career Girl Network’s mission is to provide for women clear paths to career success and a large network of women to nurture, mentor, and support their goals. Part online media platform and part social enterprise start-up, Career Girl Network brings together women who want to become empowered in their own careers and discover opportunities to reach out and encourage the empowerment of others.