Career Coach: Card Games
The most important items you can collect at a conference, festival, or convention are contacts. So you have done well and you have collected a zillion cards at the recent conference you attended and diligently wrote notes on the backs of many of them. A business card sitting in a drawer or briefcase will not be of any benefit to you or the person who gave it to you. Now you need to follow up and put those new contacts into your data base, and then touch base with them and begin developing a relationship.
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson brought plenty of cards with her on her recent speaking engagement at Savannah College of Art and Design, but has yet to follow up with most of the contacts she made. You can reach her for recruiting, speaking engagements, or career coaching at PamRecruit@q.com.