Business cards can sometimes be undervalued. People may lose them or misplace them, but South Koreans hold a high regard for business cards. In fact, South Koreans believe how you treat their business cards reflects how you will treat them as individuals. Therefore, it’s imperative to know some basic business card etiquette to create a good impression.

Here are a few pointers:

  • Make sure your business card has English on one side and a Korean translation on the other.
  • When presenting the business card, use both hands to give it to the other person (with the Korean side facing up).
  • Never put a business card directly into your pockets; that’s considered disrespectful.
  • Take time to study a business card before putting it in a card case or portfolio.
  • Never write on the business card while with the card giver.