I was recently reminded of the importance of having your own personal calling or business card. At a conference where I was helping coach public speaking skills, one of the participants asked me for a business card to do some work for him. I didn’t have one and wrote my information down on piece of paper. Needless to say, I missed an excellent opportunity to present myself more professionally. Next time, I’ll be armed with my personal business card for moments like this as I navigate the recession pools of unemployment. To get your own business card, you can use one of the many on-line printing companies like Vistaprint or any local print shop. It’s a great way to show people that you are serious, care about details, and want them to remember you.