Business cards 101: How to stand out in the crowd

The best scene in the film American Psycho is when a group of Vice Presidents from Pierce & Pierce sit around a conference table comparing business cards. Each character flicks open their stainless steel case with a razor sharp sound effect, each one topping the next with their wicked style in fonts calligraphy and coloring. You can just taste the jealous tension in the room. It's enough to launch Patrick Bateman into a killing spree.

Fortunately, one of the things gone with the end of Wall Street flashiness is the need to outdo your fellowman's business card. You won't need Bone cardstock or Silian Rail font in this economy. As more and more people fight for jobs, a lot of people are turning to creativity to stand out in the job market.