You are doing all of the right things…applying for jobs online…going to networking events…having one-on-one coffee meetings…attending your local job networking group…customizing your resume…and living on LinkedIn. After a while, you get really good at your job search activities but the job offers just are not coming in.
Bill Murray did the same thing in the movie Groundhog Day. Each day he awoke in the morning, got up and relived the same day over and over again. He eventually got really good at everything he did. But, he never got what he really wanted until something special happened. He finally realized the world did not revolve around him.
Not until Bill began to truly help others and care about them, did he really get what he wanted.
Honestly helping others…without regard to getting something in return…results in something special. Sound familiar?
This week, reach out to some friends and ask them how you can help out…pick up their kids…run some errands…fix a broke faucet…paint the bedroom…volunteer at a non-profit.
Make this a part of your job search strategy.
Maybe tomorrow morning, when your radio alarm goes off, and starts playing “I Got You Babe”, something special will happen.
And the beat goes on…
Ken Lazar, Principal
Ability Professional Network, LLC
Recruiting Sales and Business Development Professionals