QR Code Business Cards
What is a QR code?
A QR code (quick-response code) is a 2-dimensional, black-and-white barcode that is read by mobile devices with Internet access. There is a hyperlink to a website within the QR code.
QR codes were invented by Denso Wave, a Japanese company in 1994. Since then, QR codes have been used in Japan, South Korea and the Netherlands. They are becoming more popular in the United States.
There are numerous uses for QR codes. Here are some:
Virtual business cards
E-commerce shopping sites
Organization and company web pages
How does a QR code work?
You need a mobile device with a camera, Internet access and a free QR-code reading software
Position your mobile device near the QR code as if you are taking a picture
Snap a picture
The software decodes the QR code
The website link uploads to the mobile device
Why use a QR code on a business card?
A QR code can be used as virtual business card that links to an online portfolio or LinkedIn account. It makes a traditional business card more versatile.
Business cards with QR codes can be presented at career fairs, job fairs and job interviews. If a potential employer has a mobile device, he or she can scan your business card to read your resume or looked at a LinkedIn account.
These QR-code business cards could serve as conversation starters and icebreakers if an employer is not familiar with the technology. These business cards can make you memorable, and serve as a way to create connections with others.
Also, if you apply for jobs in the information-technology field, placing a QR code on business card shows innovation and enhances knowledge of 21-st century technologies.
How do I create a QR-code business card?
You need to decide what information you want your QR code to represent. Do you want to link to your online portfolio or LinkedIn account?
Go on the Internet to one of the free QR-code website generators:
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