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Christmas Gift Ideas to Wow Your Job Seeker / Career Professional

25 November 2009 Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz 2 Comments
Christmas Gift Ideas to Wow Your Job Seeker / Career Professional

I enjoy learning and growing in my understanding of the things around me. I want to know myself better and grow in intimacy with the supernatural. It’s the way I’m wired. I have to explore. And this drives me to do a lot of reading.

I started Career Jockey in order to share all the job hunt and personal/professional development resources I had accumulated helping others in their job hunts. These are resources I acquired interacting with career coaches, recruiters and other HR types. Also, its the results of all the reading I do.

Note: Before you continue reading, per the new U.S. law that went into effect on December 1st, I as a compliant blogger must notify the reader that if you actually buy one of the items I’m recommending here by clicking on one of these buttons or links, the vendor will provide Career Jockey with a commission that is barely enough for me keep this site up and running, much less, feed by family, pay my power bill or justify leaving my day job.)

If you have a job seeker or career professional that enjoys reading like I do, consider a Christmas gift for them that helps them read some more. Sure I read a lot of physical books, but I depend heavily on my subscription to Audible.com. It’s an audio book download service enabling me to listen to books. (I use it a lot while driving. Keeps me from texting too.) With Audible.com, I find the book I like, just as I would with Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble online, make my purchase (I have a subscription) and instead of waiting for the book to arrive in the mail, I download it to my iPOD. (It works just as well with non-Apple MP3 players.)

Fortunately, through websites like Career Jockey, Audible is offering a “save 50% for 3 months on Audiobooks & get a $10 coupon for your next purchase offer. The offer expires December 16th just in time for you to get this as a stocking stuffer for yourself or favorite job seeker / career professional.

Here’s a second alternative. I enjoy my Audible.com subscription big time, but this year I’ve asked Santa for an Amazon.com Kindle. What’s a Kindle you might ask? There are different models, but it’s basically an electronic reading device. I’ve done some informal research on the thing and I can tell you honestly that every owner I’ve met rates it highly and has nothing but kudos to say about the thing.

The first time I saw someone using a Kindle was at a beach resort last summer. I asked this older guy and he immediately started giving me a tour of all his Kindle could do.

The second time was on the train on my way to work. This lady was looking through hers and when I asked her, she insisted on demoing it for me and showing me how it worked. She said she got it as a gift and said she’d probably never buy it for herself, but now that she has it she loves it.

Finally, I was visiting with one of my old college buddies who had one and she also insisted on giving me a test drive. These owners feel this impulse to explain to others what the thing is, how it works and why they like it so much.

One feature that really impressed me is that each Kindle is wirelessly connected to Amazon enabling you to get the morning paper automatically and buy any book wherever you are. To really get how this thing works follow this Amazon.com Kindle link. Amazon.com has a short video on the page and a complete description of the product along with customer testimonials.

One final note. The users of the Kindle highly recommended getting the Kindle Leather Cover. It looks nice and keeps the device protected from accidental damage.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and that you can have a positive start to you Christmas and holiday season. For those of you in job hunt mode, I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.

Hope this helps.

Jorge Lazaro Diaz

Jorge Lazaro Diaz is the "Original" Career Jockey who started this blog and now serves as the Managing Editor. You'll find he enjoys focusing on professional and personal development articles and frequently covers motivational and spiritual topics.

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  • Job Seekers:Weakness & Vulnerability May Be Your Biggest Strength | CareerJockey said:

    […] Those of you who follow Career Jockey may remember that in early December I published Five Steps for Beating the Christmas Bah Humbug Blues.  In step #1 of the article, I committed myself to 20 minutes of daily reflection. You may also remember I was hoping for an Amazon Kindle reading device for Christmas. (See Christmas Gift Ideas to Wow Your Job Seeker.) […]

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