Thursday, December 02, 2004

Holiday Gifts for Job Seekers: Career in a Box

Holiday Gifts for Job Seekers: Career in a Box
by Christopher Jones

There are two kinds of people: Those who prefer one big gift and those who prefer lots of little gifts.

If you're shopping for the latter, you can build a great gift box with
these small, inexpensive items.

  • Ink Pens: Pens range from expensive and elaborate to inexpensive and simple. Go for the refillable models. Stick with black ink. No pencils!
  • Business Card Case: They'll keep cards crisp and clean and prevent any awkward fumbling.
  • Portfolio: Leather, cloth or fabric, preferably in dark colors.
  • Notebook: Job seekers can use this to take notes during interviews. Avoid the spiral variety.
  • Stationery: Choose a conservative, unlined pattern. White and off-white work well.
  • Coffeehouse Gift Card: The ultimate pre-interview perk up or post-interview reward.
Include the items in a box or a gift basket. Keep the receipts and leave items in their original packaging in case your job seeker decides to return any of the gifts.

Note: this Yahoo! HotJobs Daily Tip is being reprinted in its entirety because the URL does not change for each tip that is published. Don't believe me? Go check for yourself.

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