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Hi, everyone,

This question is for those of you residing in the US. What do you usually write in your business card? Do you include the number of exam passes and/or experience?

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I am working outside the US and have been invited to visit my client in the US for two weeks. I would like to know if it is a good idea for me to share with them my business card (with the hope that they would eventually hire me directly in the future).
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My business card has my name, position, and contact info. And my employer's name and logo. It probably also has my letters. (If have to dig one out and look.) But no, it would look weird to put exams on a business card.
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Usually business cards just say name, credential (if any, such as FCAS), job title, email address, phone number, office address.

It would be strange to include exams and years of experience.
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All employers I've worked for have had a standard format for business card and only allow minor variations (basically, you can choose to leave off some credentials).
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I remember getting business cards in the 80's. Good times!

If you're just giving them away to give them away, 90% of the recipients will simply throw them away. Some will keep as a reminder of who the guy is who gave out bsiness cards.

You'll want to give a card to someone you anticipate will need to contact you in the future.

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Name (with credentials)
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Company
e-mail address
text-receiving cell phone number

That's it.

Make sure there is empty space on the back to write anything else, like your hotel room number to some chick, or your cube space in the temporary assigned desk in the building. Which means should be made of material that can be written upon. Not plastic. And white, not black.
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Make sure you select the bone colored background.
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Usually business cards just say name, credential (if any, such as FCAS), job title, email address, phone number, office address.

It would be strange to include exams and years of experience.
Off the top of my head in insurance the only variation that comes to mind is cell number in addition to office number.
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If you're just giving them away to give them away, 90% of the recipients will simply throw them away. Some will keep as a reminder of who the guy is who gave out bsiness cards.
The vast majority of my usage is in those win-a-free-dinner fishbowls found at some restaurants.
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