With almost 9 percent of the American workforce out of work, one thing’s for sure: there’s no shortage of outdated business cards hanging around.
Aside from keeping a few for nostalgia, there’s really not much you can do with hundreds of paper squares that contain irrelevant information.
The good folks at Cardsofchange have come up with a way to capitalize on biz cards from your former employer.
What you do is take your old business card and cross out your former contact info. Then write in your new email address along with 1 positive change that happened in your life as a result of losing you rjob. You then upload the photo to their Website.
From their mouth:
There’s more talent out on the streets than ever before. Brilliant people looking to reshape their country, build their career and perhaps even grow your business.
Cardsofchange is a place where the glass is always half-full. A destination where all the bad news of the day takes a back seat to stories of individual success.
Our mission is to collect as many business cards and stories of positive change of people who have recently been laid off and connect them with new opportunities from potential employers, business partners and people who make the effort to look on the bright side of life.
Very cool concept. Images of your old business cards can be rated and shared across several asocial networks.I’m one of the fortunate ones (so far!) so I am unable to give this an honest try. So give it a whirl and let us know how it goes.
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