You probably don't put much thought into the history of those little pieces of paper that you hand out and collect at networking events . They act as a vehicle to get your contact information to your potential future boss and might be your key to a new job, but hey—they're just paper, right?
Believe it or not, business cards—in some shape or form—have been around since the 1600s. And they actually have a pretty interesting history. Check out the infographic below to learn just how far your favorite networking sidekick has come in the past few centuries.
Infographic courtesy of UPrinting . Home page photo of XXX courtesy of Shutterstock.
The Muse is your ultimate career destination that offers exciting job opportunities, expert advice, a peek behind the scenes into fantastic companies, and access to amazing career coaches and career-boosting courses. Learn more, contact us, and find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.More from this Author