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Not a lot of people think that you need to doll up your business card, but DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development) might beg to differ! Here are some good ideas for effective business cards:

Add a graphic. A color logo will help add a dash of personality.

Include a photo. That connects you to recipients, reminding them of who you are when they look at their business card collection two weeks or two months after you met. One Minneapolis journalist uses a fun, colorful caricature rendered by a friend who is a cartoonist.
Add color —especially red and black—to help you stand out. A hedge fund manager in Minneapolis once used a black card with white letters simply displaying his website, which drove a remarkable amount of traffic to it from people curious for more information and from potential clients.
Don’t forget your cards before leaving home. You never know when you will run into someone who can help in your job search. And if you meet a particularly well-connected individual who seems genuinely interested in helping you land a job, hand that person several cards for redistribution to that person’s contacts.
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Are you interested in having an exciting career working with animals? Join Minnesota Zoo professionals in these informational seminars to learn about science careers and receive practical advice on how to prepare for the future.
Zoo staff from different areas of the Zoo will recommend college programs, discuss how volunteering, interning and related-work experience can give them an edge over others and explain what they do in their day-to-day activities.


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- Ex-Offender Job Search Help

- Employment Network Search

- Updated Competency Models


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