Last minute gifts: What to give the career-minded

Leaping into the career new year

What can you give someone on your holiday gift list whose biggest wish is to land a new job in the New Year? Or to finally get that big promotion?

For the career-minded gift-giver, there are myriad options, from sessions with a resume writer, to a smart new interview suit, or even more polished business cards. Of course, keeping the gift for yourself is also an option.

Scroll through the images above to read about nine career-minded presents at the top of BBC Capital’s list.

A polished online identity

A website boasting a professional biography along with contact information can help define a personal online brand and make it easier to get the attention of recruiters. Indeed, many career experts now recommend maintaining a personal, simple professionally-oriented website.

Building one from scratch — especially one that shows well on all types of devices — can take weeks, or longer, if you’re not tech-savvy.

But offers sleek templates that also look polished on mobile devices. Sign up and prepay for a year on the site ($96), then hand over the reins to a family member or friend who is in job search mode.

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