To lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
It’s a simple concept but a true universal principle.
When you lift up others, you get multiple benefits ranging from feeling great about yourself right now to reaping the reward of that emotional capital investment later. That person you invested that effort into will return the favor in one form or another later on.
So maybe you say, “Hey, I’m looking for a job. How can I possibly lift up someone else when I’m doing everything I can to keep my own head above water?”
It’s easy–one of the most important and helpful things you can do is to pass on job leads that aren’t a good fit for you. If you know someone who would be a good fit for an opportunity, tell them about it whether you think they’re looking for a new job or not. (You never know.)
If you’re working with a recruiter who has a job opening you don’t want, give them the names of other great people. Recruiters want to know about talented people they can place in a company (and get a paycheck for).
Think about other ways you are gathering information while you job search. Pass along appropriate, non-confidential news, articles, etc. to individuals in your network or even share them on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.
When you reach out to others, they will have you in the top of their mind when they run across something (like a job lead) that could help you.
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