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Business cards

  • It is very common to exchange business cards. Use if possible business cards printed om the smaller format according to American standards and pay attention to design and titles.
  • The usage of formal titles is common, but it is not wisely to use Dutch titles like drs., mr. of ing. On your business card. With the exception for the title of Ph.D. master degree titles are not mentioned on the business card, only business titles.  
  • Education tells something about your competences, but in the US it is all about what you have achieved, who you know and how you have achieved it (by yourself).
  • Mention you first name on your business card, not just your initial. You’ll use initials for (a) middle name(s). After that you can mention your last name.