September 27, 2010

New job survival kit: Rachel edition



So I've been meaning to post this project for a while, but somehow I didn't get around to downloading the photos until now. Anyway, several weeks ago my friend Rachel had a party to celebrate her new job and to help her transition to her new position, I made her this handy new job survival kit. I detailed the contents of her kit in her survival kit card and each item had a sticker label with its job.
 The survival kit included the following items:
  • glue stick: to help you stick to it when things get tough
  • lip gloss: to gloss over the undesirable tasks
  • sticky notes: to note all the new part of the job
  • bobby pin: to pin your hair back when things get hairy
  • rubber band: to help you be flexible when you need to be
  • sharpie pen: to permanently record all your sharp ideas
  • paperclips: to hold everything together
  • nail file: to sand away any rough spots
  • advil: to remedy any headaches with the new job
  • extra gum: to help you go the extra step with your stick to it attitude
  • matches: to ignite your bright ideas
  • pencil with eraser: to remind you mistakes can be easily erased
  • a few quarters and dimes in change: to remind you that a bit of change can jump start a career. 
Is the kit a bit cheesy? Sure. However, Rachel loved it and it was a unique and special way to mark the occasion. Plus, it was super affordable to make, as most of the items I found around my house. All told I didn't spend more than $10, which was for the $1 in change, the new lip gloss, sharpie and sticky notes. If you were so inclined, I'm certain you could make substitutions and get the whole kit down to just a couple of dollars. So what do you think? How have you helped friends celebrate new jobs and other exciting transitions?

4 comments:

  1. This is an adorable idea! I'm sure your friend loved it, I know I would have. I'll have to save this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    What great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  3. fabulous just what i was looking for.

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  4. Yea the Matches make a good idea! If you dont like the new job you can always burn the place down.

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