Advertize PhD on business cards?
February 27, 2007 7:50 PM Subscribe
Should I put PhD on my business cards? I'm starting a new job in a senior technical role, but my PhD is not in that technical field - I'm completely torn whether having the PhD after my name is horribly pretentious or helps raise the perceived value of my name & advice.
posted by raoulm to Technology (45 answers total)
To expand on the above - I'm an Enterprise Architect with a large software company and want to make a good impression in this new role with colleagues and clients. My PhD is in geological sciences and generally I don't advertise it at all. Recently, though, I met another person doing the same job for a different organization and he had PhD after his name on the card. Over a beer later, it turned out his degree was in metallurgy - so equally irrelevent to the field we both work in.
So what do you think? Pretentious or moderately impressive (or both or neither?) I need to order new business cards soon, so would like the external feedback.