According to an article in Business Insider
, a person’s hobbies and interests outside of work can demonstrate marketable job skills. If you know someone struggling to find a job, helping them develop a hobby may improve their chances. Here are seven ways hobby gift cards
can make your friends and family more marketable in their next job interview.
A passion for cooking sets you up for more than a job at a restaurant; cooking can demonstrate a creative flare and the flexibility to adapt if you’re missing the correct size pot or every ingredient for a recipe. Let your recipient explore their passion for food and create their own mystery box challenges by giving a grocery gift card.
Gardening requires patience and means you’re a good nurturer. Many home improvement stores have a gardening section; give a Home Depot® Gift Card to help encourage your nurture’s green thumb.
While solo sports such as wrestling or singles tennis can express an outgoing and goal oriented personality, team sports reveal the ability to work well with others or leadership skills. Gift a gift card that allows your recipient to purchase sporting equipment to follow their passion on the basketball court or community swim team.
Book store gift cards are always appreciated for book worms. Depending on what your recipient reads, they could exhibit a thirst for knowledge or vivid imagination showing a talent for research or working with children.
A Toys”R”Us Gift Card can help your recipient channel their inner thesaurus. Word games like boggle or an interest in crossword puzzles reveals an expansive vocabulary, great for a company looking for an in-house content writer. Meanwhile, strategy games suggest business acumen. Give online game credits so your recipient can brush up on chess or Risk. They might just be interviewed by an avid strategy gamer.
Encourage a loved one’s aptitude for do-it-yourself skills in electronics with a gift card to Crutchfield or Best Buy. These skills could help them do well in an interview for a position in IT.
Sports and Outdoors gift cards can help your recipient hone their skills enough to join the police force or become a body guard.
Foster hobbies your recipient is passionate about. It will show in their interview and could be what makes them stand apart from other applicants. Browse our New Year’s Gallery to discover hobby gift cards to help your friends and family achieve their goals for 2013, then follow us on Pinterest for healthy recipes, motivational quotes, and more to help you accomplish your own New Year’s Resolutions.