Job hunters needn’t feel embarrassed because your gift-giving budget is a little tight this year. Nobody expects you to blow part of your severance on presents. Your family and friends understand you’re unemployed and need to conserve your resources. Besides, Christmas and Hanukkah are religious holidays. So you need to recall the saying, “it’s the thought that counts.”
Here are two ideas of gifts you can give in keeping with the spirit of the season at zero cost. You can give gifts you make yourself. Job seekers who work with their hands can make small gift items like a Christmas ornament or design. You can also write a lovely note on a Christmas or Hanukkah card.
And you can give gift certificates for your services. The promise of your service to be rendered during the coming year— your Holiday gift certificate—is both a thoughtful and inexpensive gift. Services can be for cutting grass next summer, fixing computers, or for baby-sitting a number of times during the year.
Either way, people who are important to you will remember your special gifts as you give not out of obligation, but because you enjoy expressing your appreciation and fondness.
If you’re giving gifts to a job hunter, a most thoughtful gift is my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. That’s because your friend in need can learn important game-changing techniques. Each tip takes just a minute to read and understand.
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