You are a young unemployed recession poster child with a varied past work history and not-entirely-clear current career trajectory. You need business cards for networking events. What goes on the cards in the place where the job title would otherwise be?
I graduated in 2009 with a BA in anthropology from a fancy small liberal arts school. Since then I have done:
--an AmeriCorps stint which involved some case management and a lot of policy research.
--volunteer work at a general social services non-profit, first doing intake interviews with new clients, later helping to start a community garden.
--retail work with a strong community outreach/child wrangling component. (Family-oriented game store.)
--intensive training in grant-writing, later volunteer grant-writing experience for a small Catholic school.
--most recently, babysitting and very short-term, phone-heavy temp gigs.
Career-wise, I am desperately hoping to get into a (free!) "community health worker" training offered at my local city university; basically more formalized training in the kind of intake/entry-level case management work I've already done, with job placement opportunities in the end. But I need short-term things to do right now and other options if I don't get into the training, hence networking events.
Given this skill set/career interest, what's a good tag line for a business card? My mom's first suggestions was "communicator and carer," but that sounds vague and kind of pretentious to me.
I've seen this thread
, which mentions personal calling cards with only your contact info, but I'm not sure if that's the best way to go for me now or not. Possibly I have read one too many pieces of job search literature about the importance of "branding" or "selling" yourself.