After being layed off, I'm now job hunting. And yes after reading the forums, I have just acquired the interviewing series :D
My question is on job hunting tools, particularly business cards.
For a while I have been thinking of getting myself some personal business cards. I do lots of self interest courses and workshops where you meet interesting people, scribble their emails and then promptly lose the scrap of paper.
These will come in handy now I'm job hunting. I'm treating the process in the same light as setting up a small business with me as the "product". The thing is I'm not sure what level of information should go on them. I would want something as professional as possible that doesn't look too "try hard".
Name, degrees, email and phone yes. But should I put my street address? What about landline phone as well as mobile?
Matte or shiny card? Textured or coloured? Black or coloured ink? Type of font?
Layout? Name centred with contact details bottom left or bottom right? All details centred?
With the email address, I would prefer to maintain my current email address, which is given-name, initials and has been in use for 8 years. So I "identify" with it. Plus my provider is one of the big Australian telcos so is more "stable" than hotmail or gmail.
Has anyone else done this? What were your cards like?