Does anyone even say snazzy anymore? I don’t know.
I had to get cards. I struggled to get a decent printing done by myself and ended up making a mess of it (I blame my printer) and instead laid out the cards with Scribus instead of OpenOffice. Lucky for me, years ago I’d volunteered with the paper at Camosun, so I knew a little about layout.) The problem was that I couldn’t find a good printer. In another stroke of luck, while waiting for my haircut at Victory, I saw that the place next door was a print shop. MetroPol Printing had decent stock and a quick turnaround.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to find work in town. I’m in the awkward phase in my career where I’m either “overqualified” or I don’t have 10 years in some niche skill (lately it’s been Altium Designer, very weird) so it’s been a struggle. Anyway, at the prep session I realized I didn’t have any introduction cards so I could just pass along my contact info. A few scrap bits of paper here, a few there, and I was convinced there was a better way.
Plus I just got a set of free headshots from VIATeC, which was kind of awesome. I never really know what to do with my face or hands when I get my picture taken, but the photographer seemed to have an idea.
I took the new cards and went to a job fair. I brought both kinds so I could give the silly ones out to personal contacts instead of business ones. I gave out a bunch, handed out resumes, and one place seemed angry that I was there. They were probably having a long day. I did get a few good tips for some of the bigger places like VIHA and BCP.
(The superhero thing is true. I volunteer with the Superheroes of Victoria. We do charity work for other charities; setting up events out of costume, or putting on superhero outfits and entertaining people, answering phones, whatever it takes.)